In less than five minutes I got my essential oil drawer organized! Well, mostly. I wasn't planning on doing anything with it this week as I have a lot going on, but I was in Wal Mart and those silicone ice cube trays beckoned. :) I still need to put the oils in some sort of order, but at least they're not falling over anymore!
I went from using a bamboo utensil tray and some boxes...
...to using the plastic silverware tray from the kitchen (for some dumb reason I decided to swap them around). The plastic one didn't hold the bottles upright nearly as well (they didn't fit two rows as nicely), so I was getting really frustrated. I also wasn't able to organize them by category as well. So I was on the search for something that would give the drawer some structure, hold each bottle upright, and allow me to sort in some way.
I saw these ice cube trays at Wal Mart and thought maybe they'd be the answer! They were the first ones I saw with big enough spaces for a large 15 ml oil bottle. (If I'd been thinking, these were the same ones my bestie had on her counter with oils in them!) I got red and blue, and decided to use blue for "blends" and red for single oils. I then realized I had room and a need for two more trays, so I got another red, and then a purple, which I'm using for extra oils (unopened back-ups or overstock).
Each tray had a little loop to hang it from. I cut that off to make it easier to put the trays end-to-end in my drawer.
I moved the other silverware tray to the left and am using it for diffuser pads, diffuser parts/accessories, empty bottles, labels, and small "extras" like lip balm and Thieves Spray.
There's enough room that I think I can fit one more row of two trays! They were about $4 each at Wal Mart and hold 15 bottles. Initially that seemed pricey, but it's a challenging search to find the perfect option to store oils, this one wound up being well worth the little investment! Now I just have to decide if I'm going to organize the oils within the red and blue trays alphabetically or by color...hmmmm... :)