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How To Repurpose Your Empty Perfume Bottles

How To Repurpose Your Empty Perfume Bottles

Now that Spring has arrived and were in the middle of a full blow self quarantine, this felt like a good time to put the hundreds of essential oils I have laying around the house to good use. I was about to recycle two empty perfume bottles until I realized it is perfect to reuse them to make room sprays for some new spring inspired scents.

All you need is:

  • 1 empty perfume bottle 
  • Distilled water
  • Vodka or witch hazel
  • Essential oil of your choice

Both vodka and witch hazel both work the same, so which one to use is only a matter of your preference. The alcohol helps the oil and water mix, though some beading will still occur. Mix the oil and alcohol in a bowl first before adding water for slightly better results.

Regarding the essential oil blends, I highly encourage you to play with combos and ratios. Since a perfume bottle is quite small a little goes a long way depending on how strong you want the scent to be. 

I have listed three of my favorite recipes below:

Sandalwood Rose (romance alert)
4 drops sandalwood essential oil
4 drops rose essential oil

Citrus Blend (sweet and fruity)
2 drops grapefruit essential oil
2 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops lime essential oil
4 drops orange essential oil

Green Tea Cucumber (very clean and fresh)
6 drops green tea cucumber essential oil

If you don't have an empty perfume bottle you can use any empty spray bottle or buy them at your local dollar store or amazon

If you choose to discard your perfume bottles instead, please remember to recycle them! Collect reward points every time you recycle your empties with YFM through our Zero Waste Program with TerraCycle. Use your reward points to purchase an upcycled product and save big time.


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