When to Use a Spray or Pump Top for Essential Oil Blends

March 24, 2022 Leave your thoughts

Spray or Pump Top for Essential Oil Blends

Sprayer top? Or Pump top? That is the questions.

The top you use on your aromatherapy products can make all the difference. There is also a safety factor. You want to make sure you match up the right top so the user can get the full benefit of the essential oils and botanical carriers. Some carriers and essential oils are thick, while others are very thin and watery. Use the wrong top and you can have a mess everywhere. You don’t want to make it messy to use, or to stain clothing. Then your client or customer will throw it away.

Watch me explaining it in greater detail here.


The various kinds of tops for aromatherapy products

  • Sprayer tops: use for watery & thin liquids. Do not use with thicker blends as it will clog the sprayer. It might nit come out at first, but with more pressure, it will shoot out in a stream, making a mess.
  • Pump top or often referred to as Treatment Pumps: These have a little pout that can help control the amount that comes out. you want to use this with a thicker volume or consistency. It will come out in a thick stream. If you use with watery ingredients, it can shoot out and splatter everywhere. So, use caution the first few times you pump it out. You also want to make sure you have a cap that goes over the pump top so it doesn’t keep getting pumped while in travel or storage.
  • Flip tops: This is a different option from using a pump top. It is shorter so often used when storing in a small space, Ziplock or travel bag. Use caution in travel that the flip top doesn’t open and spill the contents. You can place a piece of tap over it while traveling to help it say secure.


Additional Tips With Spray or Pump Top for Essential Oil Blends

The dilution ratio also makes a difference in the viscosity. So, if it is too thick, it can clog a sprayer.

Blending Tips on how to create an aromatherapy blend



Want to learn more about how to use and blend essential oils for mind and body health solutions? Check out our aromatherapy certification programs at the JennScents Aromaversity.

Article References: JennScents Holistic Comprehensive Guide, JennScents Aromaversity Classes, JennScents E-books and Reference Material

Author: Jennifer Pressimone, Entrepreneur, Formulator, Author
Jennifer Pressimone is an aromatherapy entrepreneur (an Aromapreneur™). She is the founder and President of JennScents®, Inc. and the JennScents Aromaversity®. She is the Vice-President and Regional Florida Director of Central Florida for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). Jennifer has build, managed and maintained several health and wellness businesses over the last 20 years. She is an incredibly gifted essential oil formulator, aromatherapy educator, public speaker, herbalist, author and philanthropist. She leads with passion, experience and heart to inspire, empower and motivate others to not only follow their dreams, but crush it, realizing more than they ever imagined possible. Jennifer is a life coach and business mentor. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and has thousands of hours in continuing education in many health and wellness topics. Her specialties include mind-body health, gastrointestinal health and cognitive aromatherapy for humans and pets.

Disclaimers: Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prescribe. It is recommended that if serious health issues exist, you consult a licensed medical provider. JennScents does not assume liability or responsibility for the use and/or misuse of this information.

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