Essential Oils

Cleaning Essential Oil Bottles

Did you ever wonder what to do with your used essential oil bottles? If you’re like me, you hate to see them go in the recycle bin knowing you could probably use them for something else. There are times that I clean and use them and then there are times that they do indeed end up in that recycle bin. That only happens when the oils viscosity is so thick that it leaves a film in the bottle that is next to impossible to remove.

Easy Directions to Cleaning Your Used Bottles


  1. The first thing I do is remove the lids and orifice reducers in the bottles.
  2. Next, I place the bottles, lids, and orifices in a bowl of warm soapy water. When I do this, I use Dawn dish soap. That’s always my go to. The purpose of this step is to get the bottles prepared for removing the labels.
  3. I pull the bottles out of the soapy water one at a time. The labels normally come off easily, but sometimes there is some sticky residue that gives me a problem. If that’s the case, then I use some Lemon essential oil to help get the stickiness off.
  4. After removing the labels, I then place the bottles into boiling water for approximately 10 minutes. After removing them from the boiling water, I use a small brush or Q-Tip to clean the inside of the bottle.
  5. At this point, I use clear Vodka to soak the bottles, lids, and orifices. This helps to remove any residue that may be left. There are some oils that make it impossible to clean the bottles. In that case, recycle them and get yourself some new bottles.

Important Tip! Never use old bottles for the use of therapeutic or topical purposes. I specifically use recycled bottles for diffuser blends, or cleaning purposes only.

Make Your Own Citrus Air Freshener

Nobody likes a stinky home, but the problem is that many of the air fresheners sold in stores are full of chemicals that are bad for your health and the environment. Making your own citrus air freshener is a great alternative to the store bought ones and offer a fresh, clean smell.

Supplies Needed

Whenever using essential oils, you should always use a glass or stainless metal bottles or containers. Never use plastic to store your essential oils because the oils breakdown the plastic and it can destroy the oil properties. Additionally, the plastic can begin to leak.

Additional items you may want to make your homemade cleaners. The following items can also be used for a number of other homemade items:

Pipettes
Lemon Essential Oil
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Lime Essential Oil
Citrus Blend

Why I Chose Rocky Mountain Oils Over the Competitors

Our family has used a number of different oils to help with sickness, asthma, PMDD, headaches, etc. After purchasing oils from some of the competitors, we decided after much research, to go with a less expensive, non multi level marketing company. Although other companies have good oils, there prices are higher than we are willing to pay.

7 Things You Should Know About Rocky Mountain Oils

  1. TransparencyRocky Mountain Oils is all about transparency. Everything you need to know about a specific oil is on their website; which includes, the Latin name, and country of origin. They even explain how the oil should be used.

2. Affordable Pricing – The prices of their oils are not astronomical like
some of their competitors. In addition, the prices aren’t extremely low
that makes you question how good the oils are.

3. Shipping – Rocky Mountain Oils offers free shipping in the United
States.

4. Excellent Products – Their products are quality tested through the
entire process and their suppliers must meet strict guidelines. Learn
more about the Rocky Mountain quality and the processes they use.
They believe in their product so much that they offer a 90 day return
policy, with no questions asked.

5. Support – The customer service they provide is amazing! The staff is
knowledgeable and the information provided through the blog has
impressed us.

6. Comparable – Rocky Mountain blends are comparable to some of
your favorite oils from other companies. Feel free to check out
the comparison chart to see for yourself. You might find that you
will enjoy them as much as we do.

7. Club Oil’ty – Not only do they offer lower prices, but when you
purchase from them you get reward points that earn vouchers for
additional money off. Below is the point system:


Earn 1 point for every $1 spent
Earn 100 points for your birthday
Earn 30 points for liking them on Facebook
Earn 30 points for following them on Instagram
Earn 200 points for referrals

  Club Oil’ty Rewards

200 points = $5.00 voucher
400 points = $10.00 voucher
600 points = $15.00 voucher
800 points = $20.00 voucher

Our Experience

We have been using Rocky Mountain oils for a few years and couldn’t be happier with the products and our experience. We have earned Oil’ty vouchers and bought some great oils.

How We Use Rocky Mountain Essential Oils

I could talk forever about oils because I love them that much! There are so many oils that our family has used for a number of things, which includes, first aid, bath bombs, cleaning, and for diffusing. Below are a couple of our favorites.

Sacred Immune Strength – Our absolute favorite! This has carried our family through cold and flu season. We diffuse this often and use it to wipe down counters and door handles with it.

Lavender and Lemon is diffused quite frequently in our home. It helps with my asthma symptoms and helps us to relax.

Peppermint – We have found Peppermint to be the best for bug bites and it helps relieve the itching.

Essential Oils

THINK WELL…LIVE WELL…BE WELL

Essential oils are a great way to encourage wellness and address your health naturally. They are used for emotional, physical, and spiritual support, as well as for cleansing your home and beauty products.

What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils is a liquid compound that is extracted from plants, flowers, and herbs that give them their unique smell. They are used for a number of purposes, such as. perfumes, massage therapy, aromatherapy, cleaning, health and beauty products, and also for medicinal purposes.


7 Uses for Peppermint Oil

I love Peppermint oil, especially for an upset stomach! My son had a great experience using peppermint oil for nausea and vomiting. Ok, ok, I’ll share the story; It was a wintery day in December, everyone was getting ready for the Christmas show at the community theater. Did I say it was two Christmas shows , on a Saturday, and a lead role in the play? Unfortunately, he woke up ill and I mean ill as in sitting in the bathroom all morning ill. I had him rub some peppermint oil on his stomach and slowly he quit getting sick. He still didn’t feel himself, but was able to function. He made it through the first show, we rubbed some more peppermint oil on his stomach, he laid down for an hour and then ate some food. Who eats food when they are feeling that bad? I know I don’t. By the start of the second show in the afternoon he was back to himself. Man, that’s a tough kid right there. I would have been laying in bed for two more days.

So, back to the original purpose of this post. I am going to share 7 uses for Peppermint Oil. There are many more, but I’m going to touch on just a few for now.


So, what is exactly is Peppermint Oil?

Peppermint oil is derived from the Peppermint plant and is steam distilled from the leaves, stems, and flower bulbs. For many centuries it has been used to aid in upset stomachs, gas, headaches, heartburn, and to freshen the breath.

Fever Reducer
Due to the cooling properties of peppermint, it helps to reduce fevers. Use two drops of Peppermint Oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil and run on the temples and forehead.

Fights Bad Breath
A large majority of toothpaste has peppermint in it, just some toothpastes have a lot of other ingredients as well. I prefer to make my own by mixing Baking Soda, fine Sea Salt, and Peppermint Essential Oil. You can find out how to make it under the DIY section.

Relieve an Upset Stomach and Nausea
I shared our story above, but I can’t speak anymore highly of how it helped my son. Although there are a number of different ways that Peppermint Oil can be used for an upset stomach, I’m only going to share the two that I mostly use: one is inhalation, and the other is rubbing it on the belly.
Inhalation: You can put a couple drops of oil in your hand ( Be sure to mix a teaspoon of carrier oil with it). Next, hold your hands cupped around your nose and breathe in. You can also diffuse Peppermint Oil.
Rub the oil around your belly button: Be sure to mix the essential oil with a carrier oil and rub on the belly in a circular motion around the belly button.

Fights Hunger and Curbs Cravings
Inhalation: For appetite control you can use the inhalation method. Use a couple drops of oil mixed with a teaspoon of a carrier oil in the palm of your hands. Cup around your nose and inhale. You can also put the oil in a room diffuser.

Stops Itching from Bug Bites
I have never used Peppermint Oil for other types of itch, but I have read that it works on eczema, rashes, and poison ivy. I have used it on bug bites and it does ok. Dilute 2 drops Peppermint Oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil and rub it directly onto the bug bite to help alleviate the itch.