There comes a time where our much loved Essential Oils run out, and we’re left with a lovely smelling, empty bottle. If you’re like me, you struggle to throw them away, because they smell so good and they have uses…right?
Of course they do!
I love re-purposing old bottles, and I’m going to share with you my favourite ways to give them life again.
Aromatic Bath Salts
Ever noticed that no matter how much you try, there is always a couple drops of oil left in the bottle when it’s “empty”. I’m a glass half full kinda person, so this doesn’t wash with me. Take a container and fill it with Epsom Salts. Place empty bottles (without lids or reducer) into the container so that the Epsom salts go into and over the bottles. Allow to sit overnight. The next day, you have beautiful bath salts AND you used up every single drop of oil. Win win!
There are so many ways we can jazz up our old bottles. From spritzer tops, droppers, and roller balls. I keep a stash of these tops handy, and like to use my empty bottles to create custom blends, roll-ons, and sprays. It comes in handy when you’re out of sample bottles or you need a roller and don’t have one.
One of my favourite ways to re-use my bottles, is by making these cute little mini reed diffusers. I have a couple the both the toilet and bathroom, and find that they work well. When the aroma fades, I just top them up again. If you have plenty of bottles, this is a good way to make a DIY reed diffuser kit up for friends or family. It’s a simple DIY that focuses on Essential Oils and not on the chemical laden alternatives.
Simply place 10 drops of your chosen Essential Oils into the bottle. I tend to leave about 10 drops in the bottle I plan on using. Then fill halfway with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Take some bamboo skewers, and cut them so they fit to the length you want. Pop them in the bottle and you’re done!
DIY Fairy Lights
Who doesn’t like fairy lights? If you have an oily space that needs jazzing up, this DIY will do the trick. Here is a quick 2 minute video that shows you exactly how to do it. This DIY is bound to get the creative juices flowing, with new ideas and ways to recycle your bottles, so write them down and play around!
I hope this inspires you to pull out those empty bottles, and get creative with ways you can utilise them in your home.