Small glass bottles with corks can be filled with colorful liquids and used to decorate a side table or living room shelf. They can also be used as centerpieces for dining tables. Another good use for these types of bottles is to use them to store spices or essential oils.
If the glass bottles are used for decorative purposes, they should be kept in an area that is out of the reach of children. Not only is there a danger of kids breaking the glass and getting a cut, but very young children may be tempted to drink a colorful liquid that is being used inside the glass for decoration.
When small glass bottles are used for storing essential oils, it is best to use colored glass instead of clear bottles, as the clear glass exposes the oils more easily to light. Essential oils are very sensitive to light, which can deteriorate them and cause them to lose their effectiveness and aroma faster. Use amber or blue tinted glass instead for better storage. Even if oils are stored properly, many of them begin to oxidize and lose their therapeutic properties in as little as six months. On the other hand, sandalwood and patchouli oils mature as time passes, says AromaWeb.com.