If you have been working with essential oils for a while, at some point you will have empty oil bottles. It's a shame to throw it away, so why not reuse it?! In this blog I will show you how to properly clean the oil bottles and what you can do with them afterwards.
Cleaning your oil bottles
Since oil and water don't mix, just rinsing oil bottles with water won't work to get your bottles clean. You need a fat-soluble substance, such as:
Dish soap (e.g., dōTERRA's OnGuard line or Young Living's Thieves line)
Castile soap (such as this one from Natural Heroes)
Washing soda (sodium carbonate, for example this one from Natural Heroes)
Fill a container (or pan) with the empty oil bottles and pour boiling water into it. Make sure your oil bottles are well submerged. If necessary, fill the bottles with water so that they do not float.
Add some dish soap, castile soap or a scoop of washing soda and let it soak for about 15 minutes.
Drain the water (for example with a colander) and rinse the bottles with water to remove the last traces of soap.
Place the bottles on a tea towel and allow to air dry.
Reusing your oil bottles
As soon as your empty oil bottles are nicely cleaned, you can use them again. Numerous options are possible for this, such as:
Fragrance sticks ; Fill the bottle with the desired essential oils, top up with alcohol and carrier oil and the fragrance sticks.
drop bottle ; If you like to use a homemade blend in drop form, choose the drop tops. Of course you can also use your original drip-tops that come with the bottle, clean them well 😉
roller ; In addition to diffusing, you probably often use your essential oils to make rollers. With the special roller tops you can easily transform the oil bottle into a roller.
Spray bottle ; Or would you rather make a spray, you can do that with the separate spray tops. Nice and colorful or a more natural look with bamboo.
Pipette bottle ; If you want to make a pipette bottle, we also have pipette tops that fit on your oil bottle.
nasal spray or throat spray ; Or use your oil bottle for support with a cold and use it for nasal spray or throat spray with the special tops.
See below an overview of all tops that you can find in the webshop, suitable for your 5ml and 15ml oil bottles.