6 Unique Ways to Reuse Empty Essential Oils Bottles

6 Unique Ways to Reuse Empty Essential Oils Bottles 

Most avid essential oil users manage to collect several empty essential oil bottles over time. If you are wondering what to do with your stash of bottles, we have a few suggestions. There are several ways to recycle and reuse the bottles.

Cleaning the Bottles: 

When you are done using up all the oil inside the bottle, you will have to clean it thoroughly before reusing it. You can collect as many bottles as you can handle and clean them together. Here are easy instructions to wash the bottles.

  • Separate cap, dropper, plastic band, and bottle. You may need a blunt-edged object to pry the dropper off. The plastic band at the neck of the bottle can be thrown away with your recyclable garbage.
  • Get rid of any residual oil by adding Epson salts in the bottle and leaving them for some time. This will soak up all the oil, and you can use the salts in your next bath.
  • In a large bowl, add warm water, liquid soap, and vinegar. Soak all the components of the essential oil bottle in this bowl for 15-30 minutes. This will help get rid of the scent, any remaining oil, and it will also loosen the label.
  • Scrape off the label with a butter knife. Try to remove as much of it as possible. You can even use a scrubber.
  • Next, rinse off the bottles with clean water. Make sure you rinse them out thoroughly to remove all signs of soap and vinegar.
  • Lay them out to dry on a towel. This will take around 3-4 hours. The bottles must be completely dry before you reuse them.
  • Once dry, keep them in a storage box for later use.

Now that you have a collection of clean essential oil bottles, here are a few things you can try at home:

Create Your Own Blend:

Now that you have a set of empty bottles, you can create signature blends of your choice! Simply add your favorite essential oils and mix with a carrier oil, and you have your own blend ready. Here are some quick recipes:
– Floral Medley: Mix together Lavender and Geranium with Fractioned Coconut Oil.
– Sweet Slumber: Lavender and Frankincense in Fractioned Coconut Oil or Golden Jojoba Oil.
– Morning Sunshine: Sweet Orange and Peppermint in Sweet Almond Oil.

Not Just Blends:

You can also create and store facial oils in the empty bottle. Mix essential oil with a carrier oil that is nourishing and moisturizing.
– Anti-aging essential oils: Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum
– For glowing skin: Sweet Orange, Grapefruit, Carrot Seed
– For cleansing and purifying: Tea Tree, Lavender
– Calming sensitive skin: Roman Chamomile, Amyris
– Carrier Oils: Jojoba, Grapeseed, Sweet Almond, Rosehip, Argan

Signature Perfume:

Store-bought perfumes are expensive and full of chemicals. Why not make your own custom perfume at home? You just need essential oils, carrier oils, and your empty bottle. You will need to select your essential oils based on perfumery notes: Top, Middle, and Base.
– Essential Oils for Top Notes: Peppermint, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Basil
– Middle Notes: Cinnamon, Geranium, Lemongrass, Chamomile, Jasmine
– Base Notes: Frankincense, Ginger, Helichrysum, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Vanilla
Pick your favorite scents, add to the empty bottle, and top off with Fractioned Coconut oil or Golden Jojoba Oil. Use on your pulse points.

Create a Travel Kit:

You don’t need to carry your full-sized bottles of essential oils and blends around on a vacation, adding to your baggage. You can fill up your 5ml empty bottles with your favorite oils and carry them. You can even use full-sized empty bottles to carry skincare essentials like serums, toners, face cleansers, etc.

Mini Spray Bottles:

Add a spray top to the empty bottles to create your own mini spray bottles. Spray tops can easily be purchased online.
Facial Mist: You can add a little aloe vera, carrier oil, purified water, and a few drops of essential oils like Lavender, Geranium, or Peppermint to create a refreshing facial mist.
Hand Sanitizer: It is easy to make your own hand sanitizer that will protect you against environmental threats. Mix Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oils, or Revive Immunity Boost Blend (12 drops total) with Witch Hazel (1oz). Shake thoroughly. Spray on your palms and rub them together to spread.
The best thing about these misting bottles is that you can easily carry them around in your purse.

Personalized Gifts:

Who doesn’t appreciate a handmade gift? Why not gift your friends and family customized blends? Just create your own unique recipes, add to the empty bottles, slap on a personalized label, and give them out as gifts. Let your creativity flow.

Of course, if you do not want to reuse your bottles, we encourage our customers to send away their used bottles to glass recyclers.

6 Unique Ways to Reuse Empty Essential Oils Bottles 

Most avid essential oil users manage to collect several empty essential oil bottles over time. If you are wondering what to do with your stash of bottles, we have a few suggestions. There are several ways to recycle and reuse the bottles.

Cleaning the Bottles: 

When you are done using up all the oil inside the bottle, you will have to clean it thoroughly before reusing it. You can collect as many bottles as you can handle and clean them together. Here are easy instructions to wash the bottles.

  • Separate cap, dropper, plastic band, and bottle. You may need a blunt-edged object to pry the dropper off. The plastic band at the neck of the bottle can be thrown away with your recyclable garbage.
  • Get rid of any residual oil by adding Epson salts in the bottle and leaving them for some time. This will soak up all the oil, and you can use the salts in your next bath.
  • In a large bowl, add warm water, liquid soap, and vinegar. Soak all the components of the essential oil bottle in this bowl for 15-30 minutes. This will help get rid of the scent, any remaining oil, and it will also loosen the label.
  • Scrape off the label with a butter knife. Try to remove as much of it as possible. You can even use a scrubber.
  • Next, rinse off the bottles with clean water. Make sure you rinse them out thoroughly to remove all signs of soap and vinegar.
  • Lay them out to dry on a towel. This will take around 3-4 hours. The bottles must be completely dry before you reuse them.
  • Once dry, keep them in a storage box for later use.

Now that you have a collection of clean essential oil bottles, here are a few things you can try at home:

Create Your Own Blend:

Now that you have a set of empty bottles, you can create signature blends of your choice! Simply add your favorite essential oils and mix with a carrier oil, and you have your own blend ready. Here are some quick recipes:
– Floral Medley: Mix together Lavender and Geranium with Fractioned Coconut Oil.
– Sweet Slumber: Lavender and Frankincense in Fractioned Coconut Oil or Golden Jojoba Oil.
– Morning Sunshine: Sweet Orange and Peppermint in Sweet Almond Oil.

Not Just Blends:

You can also create and store facial oils in the empty bottle. Mix essential oil with a carrier oil that is nourishing and moisturizing.
– Anti-aging essential oils: Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum
– For glowing skin: Sweet Orange, Grapefruit, Carrot Seed
– For cleansing and purifying: Tea Tree, Lavender
– Calming sensitive skin: Roman Chamomile, Amyris
– Carrier Oils: Jojoba, Grapeseed, Sweet Almond, Rosehip, Argan

Signature Perfume:

Store-bought perfumes are expensive and full of chemicals. Why not make your own custom perfume at home? You just need essential oils, carrier oils, and your empty bottle. You will need to select your essential oils based on perfumery notes: Top, Middle, and Base.
– Essential Oils for Top Notes: Peppermint, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Basil
– Middle Notes: Cinnamon, Geranium, Lemongrass, Chamomile, Jasmine
– Base Notes: Frankincense, Ginger, Helichrysum, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Vanilla
Pick your favorite scents, add to the empty bottle, and top off with Fractioned Coconut oil or Golden Jojoba Oil. Use on your pulse points.

Create a Travel Kit:

You don’t need to carry your full-sized bottles of essential oils and blends around on a vacation, adding to your baggage. You can fill up your 5ml empty bottles with your favorite oils and carry them. You can even use full-sized empty bottles to carry skincare essentials like serums, toners, face cleansers, etc.

Mini Spray Bottles:

Add a spray top to the empty bottles to create your own mini spray bottles. Spray tops can easily be purchased online.
Facial Mist: You can add a little aloe vera, carrier oil, purified water, and a few drops of essential oils like Lavender, Geranium, or Peppermint to create a refreshing facial mist.
Hand Sanitizer: It is easy to make your own hand sanitizer that will protect you against environmental threats. Mix Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oils, or Revive Immunity Boost Blend (12 drops total) with Witch Hazel (1oz). Shake thoroughly. Spray on your palms and rub them together to spread.
The best thing about these misting bottles is that you can easily carry them around in your purse.

Personalized Gifts:

Who doesn’t appreciate a handmade gift? Why not gift your friends and family customized blends? Just create your own unique recipes, add to the empty bottles, slap on a personalized label, and give them out as gifts. Let your creativity flow.

Of course, if you do not want to reuse your bottles, we encourage our customers to send away their used bottles to glass recyclers.