Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
You’ve just used the last drop of your favourite essential oil, taken your last supplement capsule, or used the final spray of your doTERRA mist. Rather than just throwing away your empty doTERRA bottles, discover just how easily they can be recycled and reused! In this post, we’re sharing our top tips for how you can make your essential oil bottles ready for repurposing.
doTERRA essential oil bottles, their packaging, and any supplement bottles can-and should-be recycled. However, the key effective recycling is knowing the material of each item so you can dispose of them properly. This information can be found on the bottom of each doTERRA bottle, but here’s a quick guide for doTERRA products and their glass/plastic types:
Since no two cities are the same when it comes to recycling, it’s a good idea to check your local recycling standards to understand your community’s specific guidelines for each of these materials.
Cleaning your empty essential oil bottles before recycling is important to making sure they are accepted for recycling and also allows you to upcycle them for other purposes at home. Check out these quick and easy steps to prep your bottles:
doTERRA supplement bottles are the easiest of the doTERRA containers to clean. Simply wash the bottles with soapy water and rinse! Removing labels and cleaning the residue Is optional, but effective!
Like supplement bottles, a few rinses with soapy water will do the trick for your spray bottle. To clean the nozzle, pass soapy water through the nozzle for about 20 pumps, then another 20 pumps with clear water until all the soap is gone, and 20 pumps more to purge all remaining water. After they are clean and dry, you can recycle the bottles or reuse them to create your own room or surface spray with your favourite essential oils.
doTERRA is dedicated to protecting our beautiful planet, but we can’t do it alone! Join us in helping the environment by either recycling or upcycling your doTERRA bottles and packaging. When you do, you can show your appreciation for the beautiful gifts of the earth after enjoying the benefits of doTERRA products.