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 Jean! You might try using a labeler, or taking a blank sticker such as a bottle cap sticker and writing the date there. Apply the sticker to the bottom or top of the bottle where the oil is unlikely to come in contact with the sticker. You can also journal the name of the oil and date in a notebook.

    On February 25, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Carol! We don’t sell the caps alone at this time.

    On February 25, 2017

  • Jean says...

    Do you have any tips on how to keep track of the age of bottles? I have tried writing the dates on the bottles, but the oils take the ink right off.

    On February 24, 2017

  • Carol says...

    In December, Kristen asked if your rollers and caps fit on the 5 and 10 ml bottles. Your answer was yes. I have looked on your site, and cannot find where to order the roll ons with caps. Am I missing something? I only find the 10ml roll on bottles/caps. Maybe I misunderstood………

    On February 24, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Brandy! Use your palm to forcefully insert the roller ball into the bottle.

    On February 08, 2017

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