Ever wonder what to do with the few remaining drops of essential oil at the bottom of an almost-empty bottle? It’d be a real shame to just toss it into the recycling bin! Following are three ideas for getting the most out of those last precious drops and for reusing the containers. Thanks to Marla of Back Porch Soap Company for the original idea.
1). Add white vinegar, give a little shake or even better, let sit to help the essential oil infuse into the vinegar as much as it can. Use for household cleaning or as a natural laundry fabric softener.
2). When I make hand soap with a thicker liquid Castile soap (like Dr. Bronner’s), I usually like to thin it out so I don’t have to use as much, and so it won’t clog the dispenser. To your almost empty eo bottle, add some water and again, shake or let sit. Pour into your own dispenser of homemade soap.
3). Add Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) or other fatty oil to the eo bottle and let sit for several days, giving a slight shake daily. This essential oil-infused carrier can be used as a body oil or natural perfume. You maybe even be able to get more than one bottle out of it if you refill it with your oil of choice.
When you’re sure you’ve gotten every last bit, THEN toss it in the recycling bin!