Today marks the beginning of a little series (for an indefinite amount of time, aka until I run out of tips to give).
Today’s tips are on the anatomy of a bottle of essential oil.
Contrary to popular belief the hole in the center of the orifice reducer (the clear plastic thing) is NOT where the oil comes out from. This was news to me too. I didn’t learn this until a few months after I started using Young Living. This hole is an air vent.
Holding your bottle of oil parallel is not going to get it to come out of the large hole. If the oil is not coming out try fastening the lid back on and warming the bottle by rolling it in your palms. This works great for oils that are more viscous. If you are still having some trouble with the bottle open, hold the bottom end of the bottle between your thumb and index finger and turn it over your cupped palm in a circular motion. That should do the trick.
The teeny tiny hole that you see on the upper right side is the hole where the oil comes out. Orifices are designed this way so that we are able to get smaller amounts (drops) of oil out rather than just pouring loads of oil out. If you are an essential oil user you know that a little goes a long way.
I’ve always been told not to touch the orifice. I do my best not to but sometimes it happens by accident. People say not to touch it because of contaminants. But oils. Oils and bacteria don’t mix so I wouldn’t be too concerned.
Young Living’s oils are bottled in amber glass, the orifice, and lid are all made of medical grade plastic making storing oils in these bottles safe.
(Side note, Young Living is the only company that stores their oils in surgical grade stainless steel from the time of extraction up until the oils are bottled.)
I hope that you learned something new today.
Take care friends. Don’t forget to check back here for next Tuesday’s tip.