Do you use dropper bottles for your oils? Dropper bottles can have many uses, even outside of the essential oil world. For the essential oil user, they can be very valuable.
Dropper bottles have the ability to measure out drops more precise and easier than the standard oil bottle.
Have you ever been waiting for your oil to drop out of a standard oil bottle, then suddenly the drops come pouring out? It has happened to me on more than one occasion. With glass dropper bottles you control how fast or slow the drops come out.
Top 6 Uses For Essential Oil Dropper Bottles With Recipes
For essential oils, only use colored glass bottles to protect your oil with glass droppers. Here are 6 ways you can use dropper bottles to make your essential oils really shine.
1. Massage Oil
Dropper bottles make using essential oils a lot simpler. You can pre-blend your carrier oils and essential oils into a dropper bottle for use during massages. Then when you are ready to give a massage to yourself or someone else, use the prepared blend and place several drops directly on massage location or in the palm of hand first and then massage into area.
Create "Leg Cramp Massage Oil" by adding 15 drops peppermint essential oil, 10 drops cypress essential oil into a 1 oz dropper bottle and fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil. Massage on legs when cramping occurs to increase circulation and decrease discomfort.
2. Custom Essential Oil Blends
Have a favorite oil blend that you like to use? Create it in a dropper bottle so you will always have it on hand. For example, I love to use lavender, peppermint and frankincense together for a variety of reason but especially when I have a headache. Having it premade in a dropper bottle allows me to grab it when I fell one coming on. I can apply it topically or add it to my diffuser, or even place a few drops in a warm bath with Epsom salt.
Create "My Favorite EO Blend" by adding equal parts of lavender, peppermint and frankincense essential oil (depending on size of batch you want). 1 oz bottle holds between 500-600 drops of oil (30 ml total). So if you want a full bottle you would use 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of each essential oil.
3. Eye & Face Serum
I love my roller bottles, but when it comes to applying oils to my face or around my eyes, they don't work as well. It is easier to have the oil in a dropper bottle, place a few drops into palm and then gently apply to face. For eye serums, add a drop to finger and gently dab under eyes.
Create "Anti-aging Eye Serum" by adding 10 drops lavender essential oil, 6 drops frankincense essential oil and 4 drops vitamin E oil, fill the rest of bottle with rosehip oil. Gently dab around eyes before bedtime.
4. Bath & Body Oil
Applying body oil after a shower is a wonderful way to keep skin soft & moist, especially on legs and arms.Just drop some oil into palm of hand and rub on desired areas, focusing special attention to areas with dry skin.
Create "Moisturizing Body Oil" by adding 10 drops of frankincense essential oil, 5 drops of myrrh essential oil, and 5 drops vitamin E oil to a 1 oz dropper bottle, then fill rest of bottle with fractionated coconut oil. I like fractionated coconut oil because it is quick drying so I can get dressed shortly after :)
5. Nail Serum
Dropper bottles make applying nail serums to nails and cuticles so simple. Nails take a beating every day, here is a way to give them some TLC. Make a serum by using a carrier oil plus a few drops of vitamin E oil and your preferred essential oil.
Create "Strengthening Nail Serum" by adding 15 drops of lavender essential oils, 15 drops of frankincense essential oil and 5 drops vitamin E oil to a 1 oz dropper bottle and fill rest of bottle with rosehip oil. Add a few drops to a cotton ball and rub over nails and cuticles, allow to air dry.
6. Hair, Beard & Scalp Treatments
Glass bottles with droppers are a great way to disperse oil blends for hair and beards oils as well as scalp treatments. Place a few drops in the palm of hand and rub together, then distribute to desired area of hair or scalp.
Create "Dandruff Relief Scalp Oil" by adding 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 8 drops of wintergreen essential oil into a 1 oz dropper bottle and fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil. Apply about 1 teaspoon to scalp prior to showering, let sit for 5 minutes then wash hair & scalp normally.