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12 Days of Christmsas DIY Recycle & Reuse Your Empty YLEO Bottles

I’ve been using Young Living’s essential oils for years and have accummulated a lot of empty bottles, so day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas series is going to focus on showing you how to recyle and reuse your empty YLEO bottles which will give you some more ways of gifting to friends and family too.

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peel here1- First you want to begin by removing the labels from all your bottles. Look for the PEEL HERE marking on the label and carefully remove label from bottle.

2- Then remove plastic orifice and plastic ring from bottle neck.

3- Place bottles, and plastic parts in a bowl or pan of hot soapy water.

4- Let soak for 1/2 an hour or more, or overnight if desired.
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5- Remove bottles, caps and orifices and discard water.

6- Remove any remaining labels from bottles. For stubborn labels try using a little bit of lemon oil.

7- Should any smell remain in bottles try soaking in a half & half mixture of water and vinegar, water and rubbing alcohol, or better yet soak them in a bowl of water with 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner. I think it actually works better than the vinegar or alcohol does.

8- Let soak again for at least a hour or more, then try removing remaining stubborn labels and glue.

9- Rinse well and let dry completely. Presto… clean bottles ready for use!

Let the fun begin!!!

Don’t be too hasty… before cleaning your empty bottles there are some other ways to use them first!
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1- Remove the cap and use as an inhaler by holding up to your nose and inhaling.

2- Remove the plastic orifice and make sure any remaining oil is transferred into a new or extra bottle first.

3- Want extra bottles in your purse, or in you bedroom, gym bag, etc? Add 20-30 drops or so you can keep extras where you want them.

4- Save empty bottles and place a couple drops in each to give away as samples or to potential customers.

5- Save empty bottles for use when making your own blends. I try to find and use an empty single oil bottle of one of the oils to be used in the blend.

6- Turn it into an air freshener. Purchase and add spray tops that fit these bottles to make small spray bottles. Add a little distilled water and/or vodka to bottle and spritz away to freshen the air. They’re very handy to keep in your purse, gym bag, etc.

7- Add a good quality carrier oil like V-6 Massage Oil, olive oil, almond oil, etc. to use as a massage oil.

8- For gift giving the 5 ml essential oil bottles are the perfect size to share oils with friends and family. Do this with a couple of empty bottles, add a gift tag and instructions how to use and wrap. Just be sure the label on the bottle still looks good.

9-Remove plastic orifice and turn upside down to drain and infuse Epsom salts for your bath. Leave overnight or for a couple of days for best results.

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10- Create a set of oils for infants and children. Add a good quality carrier oil like V-6 Massage Oil, olive oil, almond oil, etc. to have pre-diliuted oils on hand for use on infants and children. Always make sure oil is safe for use on infants and children first by checking your reference guide.

11- Use the empty bottles for display at Farmers Markets or vendor events for people to smell instead of using full or opened bottles. You may wish to add a few drops first just in case you wish to let them sample.

12- Remove plastic orifice and add a little water to bottle, swish around and pour into your diffuser; repeat until diffuser is full to make sure you get all the goodness out of bottle before washing.

13- Transform your extra bottles into an easy-to-use roll-on bottle with AromaGlide™ advanced roller fitments so you have a regular bottle with orifice for “dropping”, and one for “rolling” on. (Item# 4578 – Each fitment is customized to fit a 5- or 15-ml bottle with an “Sb” marking on the bottom. Includes 10 AromaGlide fitments and caps.)

14- And last but not least… A wonderful idea for craft fairs and vendor events around Christmas time!
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Carefully tie empty bottles onto garland and decorate your Christmas tree.
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DIY Bath Salts

DIY Foaming Hand Soap

DIY Body Lotion Bars

DIY Body Wash

DIY Thieves Hand Purifier

DIY Water Crystal Gel Diffusers

DIY Thieves Lollipops & Lozenges

DIY Whipped Body Butter

DIY Linen Spray and Air Freshener

DIY Hand, Body and Facial Scrubs

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