DIY: Custom Hydration

58 March 5, 2015 - DIY, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Nutrition with Essential Oils, Recipes, Sharing the Lifestyle, Uncategorized, Wellness, Young Living Gifts, Young Living Lifestyle

Young Living - Etched Water Bottles

Between a busy lifestyle and the quick availability of sweet and fizzy beverage options, getting enough water each day isn’t always easy; but it is important.


Experts in fields from beauty to medicine agree that hydration’s role in proper physical function cannot be overstated. According to the Mayo Clinic, your daily activities, such as breathing and sweating, deplete your hydration, making a fluid intake of 13 cups for men and 9 cups for women crucial—more if you are exercising or live in a hot climate.


Not in the habit of drinking enough? With a custom glass water bottle and your favorite sweet essential oils, you’ll love meeting your daily goal! Check out our fun, easy DIY instructions below for etching a personalized design on your water bottle. Almost all of the necessary supplies should be available at your local crafts store.

 DIY Young Living Water Bottle

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

  • Glass water bottle: Do not use plastic, as some essential oils may erode the material
  • Adhesive stencils: Find alphabet and decorative designs at craft stores or create your own design using clear laminate paper and a trimming knife or vinyl cutter.
  • Painter’s tape
  • Glass etching cream
  • Paintbrush
  • Cotton balls
  • Rubber gloves
  • Rubbing alcohol

Etching Young Living Glass Water Bottle

Step 2: Etch Your Water Bottle

  1. Work in a well-ventilated area and wear an old, long-sleeved shirt and rubber gloves.
  2. Wash and dry your water bottle; then wipe it thoroughly with rubbing alcohol.
  3. Essential Oil Water BottleCarefully place your adhesive stencil designs, making sure to smooth out any air pockets.
  4. If desired, use painter’s tape to line the edges of your stencil and cover any areas you don’t want frosted.
  5. Shake the etching cream to combine contents and pour some onto a disposable plate.
  6. Wearing gloves and using your brush or sponge, apply a smooth, thick layer of etching cream to the stenciled area.
  7. Let sit for 5–15 minutes, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  8. Rinse off the etching cream with water in a stainless steel sink, using the brush to remove excess etching cream. Be sure not to use a porcelain sink.
  9. Remove stencils and dry with a cotton ball. Wash the bottle with soap and water before use.


Step 3: Drink Up!

Young Living | Essential Oil in WaterGlass bottles allow you to add your favorite essential oils to water for a sweet kick! Here are some of our picks:


What are your creative ways you ensure you’re drinking enough water? What are some of your favorite essential oils to add to water? Share your ideas in the comments!

  • Hi Carly, We would not recommend using a plastic straw, as the essential oils could break it down over time. The stainless steel tumbler should work great! Thank you for stopping by!

  • Renee

    Can you use EO (1 drop in water) with Tupperware Eco Bottles (PP 5)?

  • Christy Vint Griswold

    Hi! Is a food grade silicone straw safe to drink out of? I don’t like the coldness of stainless steel straws. Thanks!

    • Hello Christy, It should be fine to use a silicone straw, however, we do recommend cleaning after each use. Thanks for stopping by!

      • Christy Vint Griswold


  • Janessa

    Is a stainless steel bottle okay to use? Also are EO safe to use while pregnant? Diluted with water of course.

    • Hi Janessa, We don’t expect any problems trying the etching on stainless steel, however, we have not tested or tried using it yet. Give it a try and let us know how it works!
      As with any medical condition it is strongly recommended that, prior to use of essential oils, you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained health care advisor who is experienced in Essential Oil usage. It is generally recommended to avoid overuse and excessive use of Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea), Sage (Salvia officinalis), Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), and Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) as well as the blends and supplements that contain these oils. Do not use RutaVaLa™ or the RutaVaLa roll-on products if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or could possibly be pregnant. Thanks for stopping by!

      • Irene

        Can i drop essential oils in my stainless steel water bottle?

        • Hi Irene, Yes, stainless steel water bottles work great for adding essential oils. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Connie Duquette Hilton

    There’s a recipe on the bag. 🙂 That’s what I use. 🙂

  • Kelli

    I have a glass water bottle with a stainless steel cap. The inner ring of the cap is made from silicone — will thisbbe safe if I add citrus oils to my water in this glass bottle?

    • Young Living

      Hello Kelli, Thanks for stopping by. We do not see any problem with using your glass water bottle. We suggest rinsing out after each use and not storing for extended periods of time as well as keeping it in upright position. We hope this helps!

  • Felecia

    Is it ok to use an aluminum container for storing diluted oils? Such as for making a face toner… or would glass or stainless steel be best?

    • Young Living

      Hi Felecia, We recommend using stainless steel or glass as a container when using essential oils. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

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