Do essential oil perfumes need to be in amber bottles, not clear?

Christine from Canada asks:

When youre working with essential oils, they always say to store them in a cool dark place and to store them in a colored bottle like amber. Do you still have to store them in a colored bottle once your perfume is diluted and all done? Because I noticed that your perfume bottles are all clear.

Thank you so much! You’re very inspiring!

Yes, once they’re diluted to finished perfume levels, they’re less susceptible to the degrading effects of heat and light. Amber will still give it more protection, but it’s really nice to see the color of the perfume.

Most perfume makers do recommend storing perfumes in a cool dark place anyway for maximum life. Storing them out on a dresser is just fine, unless it gets sun from a nearby window. (Like in the photo above–note this was only temporarily near the window! πŸ™‚ )

Sealed well and in good conditions, perfumes can smell great for many many years–there’s even a huge market for vintage perfumes!

Thanks Christine!

4 thoughts on “Do essential oil perfumes need to be in amber bottles, not clear?

  1. Fragrances For Men says:

    I am agree with you. Most perfume makers do recommend storing perfumes in a cool dark place anyway for maximum life.

  2. Megan says:

    I think it just depends on what you want to do with them. They look nice either way! more old timey in amber and modern in clear.

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