Storing Your Essential Oils
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....
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.
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
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