Tutorial: Pouring Essential Oils (and Other Liquids) Without Spilling a Drop!

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Pouring essential oil without spilling a drop

You know how it goes, you invest a ton of money into all kinds of fragrance oils and essential oils and are so excited to play. But the tricky part is pouring the essential oil or fragrance oil from a completely full bottle without spilling!

There is NOTHING more disappointing then opening that pristine bottle of essential oil that cost an arm and a leg (or maybe it didn't!), and losing a bunch of it dribbling down the side of the bottle as you try to pour it.

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: A Trick for Pouring Essential Oils (and other liquids!)

In comes the best soap making trick I have ever learned, and all you need is a skewer, stirring stick, chopstick, or any other long pointy object. (Well, almost any...) I've even used a pencil in a pinch, works great!

Grab that brand spanking new bottle of essential oil (this yummy bottle of Litsea Cubeba came from Bramble Berry), and lay the skewer across the top of the bottle. Now, pour!

If you're slick, you can do this one handed, but there's no shame in holding the skewer with one hand and the bottle of essential oil with the other. The last thing you want to do while savoring every drop is to drop the whole bottle!

Be careful not to place your hand in the path of the essential oil (in this picture, my finger is a little further down the skewer than it should be.)

When you begin to pour, the essential oil will grab onto the skewer and travel down it's surface rather than dribbling down the side of the bottle. Go on, now. Try it.

Pretty nifty, right? I thought so, too!

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