Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Your Essential Oil Bottles

April 19, 2016

Earth Day - Ways to reuse old essential oil bottles

For those of us who compost food scraps, ride our bikes to work, and cringe at the thought of throwing away plastic bottles in the solid waste bin, you may have already found a use for your empty essential oil bottles. In case you haven’t, we’ve decided to share an easy way to celebrate Earth Day and put those bottles to use!

What you need:

  • Bowl
  • Dish Soap
  • Water
  • White Vinegar


  1. Remove the dropper and caps from the bottles
  2. Soak in soapy water overnight
  3. Remove the labels while the bottles are submerged the following day. They should easily rub off
  4. If residue remains, use a cloth dipped in water and vinegar to clean the residual glue off
  5. Rinse the bottles and set out to dry

Use empty glass bottles for essential oil blends, homemade serums and beauty products, flower vases, making stock bottles of pre-diluted oils for topical use, as travel containers, medicine bottles, and more!


  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Laura! Yes, essential oils have a shelf life. To find the shelf life of a specific single oil, go to that oil’s product page and click the safety and shelf life tab. Most of our synergy blends have a shelf life of about two years. Our products are shipped fresh, so the shelf life generally begins at the time your oils are packaged and shipped.

    On January 01, 2017

  • Laura says...

    Hello, I am wondering if there is a shelf life of essential oils. I got a bunch of your synergy blends recently (aromance, stress relief, cleaning, joy) and also single ones like lemon and tea tree. I’m wondering if they have expiration dates or how to find out if they’re no longer good to use. I mainly use them on my diffuser. Thank you!

    On January 01, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Kristen! Yes, the roll-on tops fit in 5 and 10 ml bottles.

    On December 21, 2016

  • Kristen says...

    I have not tried yet, but would a roller ball fit onto an empty 5ml or 10ml bottle? Was thinking if it did I could use my empties for when I make my own roller bottle blends.

    On December 06, 2016

  • Jennie says...

    Dawn, what oils do you use for your fibromyalgia? I have a friend who has struggled with pain for years and would love it if I can recommend it to her.

    On August 14, 2016

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