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10 ways to repurpose your empty essential oil bottles

Don't let a perfectly good bottle go to waste! Keep reading for 10 recipes (including a hand sanitizer, stain remover & after sun care blend) to make in your empty 15 ml essential oil bottles! Re-use your bottle again and again, the recipe options are endless!

first aid

For cuts, scrapes, bites & other first-aid needs.

clean hands

*If you do not have Protective Blend, you can use 3 drops of each orange, cinnamon, clove & lemon essential oil.

This recipe includes an alcohol content of at least 60% to ensure effectiveness. 

hair detangle

    • option A: 5 drops rosemary, 5 drops melaleuca
    • option B: 5 drops geranium, 5 drops rosemary
    • 1 tsp of argan oil (to nourish your hair)
    • top with witch hazel

hair spray

    • option A: 5 drops lavender, 5 drops rosemary
    • option B: 5 drops grapefruit, 5 drops sandalwood
    • Add an 18mm mister top and fill with 1 tsp of sugar dissolved in water

*Dissolve sugar in boiled water, allow it to cool and then add oils 

 soothe the throat

    • option A: 1 drop sandalwood, 1 drop myrrh, 2 drops frankincense, 2 drops cinnamon, 5 drops lemon, 2 drops melaleuca, 1 drop thyme, 1 drop clove
    • option B: 5 drops protective blend (dōTERRA On Guard), 5 drops lemon, 2 drops myrrh, 2 drops frankincense
    • Fill with fractionated coconut oil or carrier oil of choice
    • Keep the orifice reducer or add a dropper top dropper top
    • Apply to throat area (may also be applied to the spine for immune support)

15ml Essential Oil Bottle with Lavender

 signature scent (perfume)

    • option A: 3 drops invigorating blend (dōTERRA Citrus Bliss), 3 drops orange, 3 drops restful blend (dōTERRA Serenity), 3 drops lavender
    • option B: 5 drops ylang ylang, 5 drops sandalwood, 3 drops grapefruit
    • Pinch of epsom salt (emulsifier)
    • Add a 18mm mister top + fill with distilled water

 after sun care

 no more stains

    • option A: 15 drops lemon
    • option B: 15 drops cleansing blend (dōTERRA Purify)
    • 1 tsp castile soap 
    • Add a dropper top & fill with distilled water

fresh breath

    • option A: 5 drops lemon, 2 drops peppermint, 2 drops spearmint
    • option B: 5 drops peppermint, 5 drops orange
    • Fill with distilled water
    • Add an 18mm mister top

 air freshener

    • option A: 10 drops peppermint, 10 drops wild orange
    • option B: 10 drops sandalwood, 10 drops bergamot
    • 1 part distilled water
    • 1 part witch hazel

 Now you're all set with a variety of natural everyday recipes to make! Enjoy! Share how you use your empty bottles in the comments! 👇 ♻️ 

DISCLAIMER: Make sure you are using the safest essential oils available to you. We use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. All information mentioned in this blog post has not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

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