I was THRILLED to come across this product which allows me to organize my oils easily in a drawer or display them on an existing shelf. Simply Shelf offers a practical, simple solution for storing and organizing your oil collection. Read our review below to see if this might be a storage system that works for you!
WHAT ARE THE BEST FEATURES OF SIMPLY SHELF?
- The Shelf is lightweight, portable, stain-resistant, and modular - you can expand it as needed.
- It's always frustrating to set your oils down on a table, only to find out it has dripped and left a stain...Shelf is made of 100% recyclable aluminum that makes oil clean up super simple, protecting your furniture.
- It's convenient, and makes it easy to organize and find your oils in a drawer. Before using Shelf, we had our oils stored in our cabinet (up high where it was difficult to see each row). Now we can organize them in a drawer or on the counter or dresser. You love oils and use them daily, so you might as well display them in the most convenient way!
- Shelf is made in the USA by artisan metalworkers.
- Shelf will fit all size bottles - 5mL, 10mL, and 15mL.
- It expands with my oil collection! The units can stack next to each other (or separately) as needed.
HOW MANY OILS DOES IT HOLD? IS IT AFFORDABLE?
You can purchase Shelf in a 3-piece set, currently for $19.99 (sale price as of 3/4/16). This system will hold 15 oil bottles. You can also purchase in sets of 6 and 9; the set of 9 is the best value if you think you will expand the collection, or if you have a drawer or two to fill. If you are just needing a few sets for displaying in a small space, the 3-piece set is a very reasonable value. See their website for bulk pricing options.
HOW BIG IS THIS, WITH AND WITHOUT MY OILS?
Without oil bottles, one rack is about 1.5" tall, 6" wide and 3.5" deep. When I place my 15mL oil bottle on it, it comes to about 2.25" tall. Per their website, they recommend that your drawer have an open space of 6" for the system to fit.
WHAT COMES IN THE BOX?
We received the three pack which came very nicely packaged and wrapped. There is a protective plastic on each Shelf to protect it during manufacturing and shipping, so you will need to peel that off before using it (I didn't realize this at first and wondered why my oils wouldn't lay quite flat on the system!). There are also sticky strips that you can adhere to the bottom of each Shelf to secure it in place (great for if you are using this system in a drawer).
WHAT ARE CUSTOMERS SAYING?
Customers who have purchased seem to LOVE this product as well - most reviews on their website have 5 stars, and great comments. They love the idea of the product, how it displays their oils, and independet distributors love using Shelf to display oils at vendor events. Some customers say that they have a hard time displaying roller bottles using this system in a drawer, depending on the height of their drawer, but overall the reviews are very positive.
I'm very pleased with the versatility of Shelf - it does exactly what you want it to do. I'm most happy with being able to protect my surfaces from possibly leaky bottles now, in a visually appealing way. You can use shelf in a drawer, on a nightstand, on a bookshelf, at a vendor fair...really anywhere! It's very portable and grows with your collection. If you are looking for a great storage and display system for your essential oils, go check out Simply Shelf today!