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Question - I am a beginner at aromatherapy. I noticed that most essential oil bottles already come with dropper tops. Unfortunately, I am noticing that these dropper tops are not very accurate with drop measurements (some are fast, others slow, some just drop along the bottle and I lose oil, etc). I know that depending on the thickness of the oil these droppers will also be impacted as well.

I thought using pipettes would give me better control (no matter the thickness of oil, except if solid). I did buy small pipettes to fix this problem but they do not work with the dropper tops in place. I could remove the tops but that could allow for oil contamination or increase the possibility of the oil oxidizing.

 What does everyone else do to get accurate drop measurements? 

Thanks for your help!!! 


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Unfortunately there's not much to do in that case, just pour your drops with care and patience. If it helps for your measurements, 1 ml of a thick oil will be around 20-25 drops, and 1 ml of a light oil (like citrus oils) will be around 40-50 drops.
Or you could use a digital scale and pour your oils until you reach the quantity you desire to use.

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I struggled with pipettes for a while and it was hard to get exact measures.

I use syringes now. 1, 5, and 10ml ones. Easy and accurate.

The 1 ml ones are great and can fit into the necks of the dropper bottles They have graduations of .1 ml on.

I wash mine out and re use, no problems.

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I agree with LauraSumner. There's really not much we can do about it. You are right that different oils have different thickness. I read that esp those who are into selling or using essential oils on their 'for sale' products, use digital scales and measure the weight needed per recipe, not drops. 
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