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Storing Your Essential Oils

With access to hundreds of pure, authentic essential oils and blends through Young Living, you’re bound to keep your favourites on hand throughout your house, car, gym bag, and elsewhere. 

When you take your oils everywhere, though, protecting them may not be your first thought. But, thankfully, the rules for storing your favourite oils are simple! 

Here are a few easy-to-follow tips to ensure that your essential oils stay at their peak potency

Bottling Your Own Blend?

If you make your own blends, we recommend following our practice of storing all oils in amber-glass bottles. Amber-coloured bottles protect the oils from damaging ultraviolet light, while the glass is strong enough for certain oils and blends like citrus oils that may dissolve plastic 

When making my own blends it is only a matter of putting a few drops of the required oils into my bottle. The two ml bottle is a good option (as shown)

Reusing Essential Oil Bottles

Do you have a stash of essential oil bottles? Don’t throw them away! Reuse, recycle and upcycle them. 

Reuse the bottles to make oil blends, travel kits and much more. If you aren’t already, start saving your empty essential oil bottles (along with the plastic dropper and cap). Store in a container until you have a few of them saved up 

(I usually save up at least 5-6, but I can easily process 20 bottles at the same time.) 

(Keep all your empty 5ml bottles intact, from your original kit. These can be refilled, which enable you to share when out and about as the need arises.) 

Also it is a great idea to keep a chilly bag in the boot/trunk in case you need to leave them in car


To clean the bottles:  The new labels allow for easy removal. If you have any bottles with the older paper labels the following from 

‘Don’t Mess with Mama’  is helpful....

How to Clean and Reuse Essential Oil Bottles
1. Peel as much of the label off the bottle as possible. 

2. Remove the plastic dropper and cap from each bottle. 

3. Soak all parts (bottle, plastic dropper and cap) in a bowl or sink full of warm water for about 5 minutes. 

4. Remove one bottle and remove the top lay of the label, this should peel off easily then  add 1-2 drops of Lemon essential oil. Rub the sticky residue vigorously, removing the label totally. Repeat for all bottles.

5. Place all bottles, plastic droppers and caps in a separate large bowl of warm water with a half cap-full of Thieves Household Cleaner and rinse. 

6. Let all bottle parts air dry. 

7. Reuse as needed. 

Gear to Protect Your Oils

Forget your purse and Ziploc baggies—the best gear to protect and easily transport your essential oils are Young Living’s carrying and storage cases. 

They keep your bottles neatly organized and accessible while protecting them from impacts that could crack or shatter the glass.

For those on the go, our compact 10-Oil Case is a convenient choice that comes in bluefuchsia, or green. If you want a little more space, check out our 16-bottle Essential Oil Carrying Case or the 30-Oil Case. And for those times when you need your entire collection, try the Aroma Kit Soft Case, which holds up to 130 5-ml bottles of your favourite essential oils and blends. 
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Other Options

Keep your oils in a box with lid on your dresser so you can grab them daily as you need them. Keep brand new, unopened bottles (extras of favourite oils) on the shelf in the master closet.

When you are on the go and need to carry oils in your purse, grab your (Vera Bradley) bag and place your oils in there and zip it and pop it in your purse

Storage Cabinet

Also keep a few bottles of oils in the storage cabinet in the guest bath so that you can get the diffuser going first thing every morning to keep my guest bath smelling clean and fresh all day!

All this being said – there are many options in the way you can store your oils – People are so creative, especially when it comes to storing their precious oils – check out for ideas on the web.

Also use the tubes the oils are mailed in to transport them back and forth to work. They fit into a purse nicely too.

Remember -  your oils like a cool, dark environment for long term storage