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!


  • 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

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Faith! We are hoping to have the roller balls available in the next couple months. Hopefully sooner rather than later!

    On May 25, 2016

  • Faith White says...

    Hello! Do you know when you will be adding roller ball fitments to the product line? I would love to get some ASAP! Thanks for being such a great company.

    On May 25, 2016

  • Margaret says...

    Hi there! I am just starting with the oils and am learning all I can. I am very interested in the comment Dawn made about the oils helping her Fibromyalgia symptoms and I would love to know what you are using!

    On May 23, 2016

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Mark! You may try using a flat-head screw driver to pry the dropper out of the bottle.

    On May 05, 2016

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