February 9, 2013 @ 4:57 PM


Here's how to fill your own essential oil capsules quickly and conveniently with a blend of single essential oils

Purchase a package of single-0-sized empty capsules and put about 30 of them loose onto a plate.

Then mix your oils in an empty dropper bottle. Here’s a recipe using 5 oils for a strong antimicrobial blend.

Start with the strongest—Oregano—20 drops, then 20 drops each of Peppermint, Basil, and Geranium. Finally add 100 drops of a mild, versatile oil--Tea Tree.

This fills the bottle about halfway to the top. Then fill the bottle to the top with a carrier oil. I use grapeseed. Put your thumb over the opening and shake to mix the oils.

Then use the dropper to fill your capsules. You'll quickly see how much you need to fill each capsule so it doesn't spill over and make a mess. You can fill them quickly with this technique.

Put filled capsules into an empty pill bottle. Be sure to label the bottle. Make no more than you will use over a 6-month period because they say the oils may erode the gelatin wall over time. We have never seen this happen even with year-old capsules, but it doesn’t hurt to be cautious.

Be sure to clean your bottle and dropper with alcohol after each use. Otherwise the oils will erode the rubber dropper. 

I've created a 2.5 minute YouTube video that demonstrates this process.