Dropper Bottles are used for storing liquid medication such as eye-drops. The glass dropper bottle is one of the safest methods for storing medicine. The reason the glass dropper bottle is considered the safest storage method is that it does not allow chemicals to be transmitted into the contents of the bottle. Dropper bottles are usually made of glass but can also come in plastic. The tubes taper off to a narrow point that allows the user to dispense small amounts of liquid. The top is fitted with a rubber bulb that will enable you to distribute the liquid as needed. Primarily the dropper bottle is used for eye drop application as well as a dropper for ear, hair, and mouth. The dropper bottle is translucent so that you can see the amount of liquid in there. Some dropper bottles are made from darker glass, such as amber, to protect certain medications that cannot be exposed to sunlight. Some dropper bottles are marked others are not.
Uses for the Dropper Bottle
Medicine can be dispensed using the dropper bottle. Babies and animals require droppers to administer the correct amount of medication when they are ill. It is very important to give little ones the right amount, and with the dropper bottle, you can administer the exact does safely. Many of the children’s medicines have a plastic dropper included within the package. You can also use a dropper bottle to feed babies and animals when they are ill and refuse to eat. Eye drops are also dispensed using a dropper. The bulb allows you to dispense just the right amount so that you do not overdo it. Another use for the dropper bottle is ear drops. Some use the bottle dropper to add a few drops of oil into the ear to clear up wax. Essential oils can be added to the dropper for uses on the skin and hair as well.
Sizes, Color, and Shapes
Dropper bottles can vary in color, size, and shape.
- Round dropper bottles
- Square dropper bottles
- Oval Dropper Bottle
PYREX dropper bottles help prevent contamination by PH change with dropping bulb.
Amber dropper bottles are designed to protect its contents from UV Rays aka sunlight.
Clear dropper bottles are designed for general use and have a clear glass allowing you to determine the color of the liquid used easily.
Dropper bottles come in a variety of sizes including 30 ML and 60ML
While dropper bottles are primarily used for storing and dispensing liquids and medications, they can also have a variety of other uses such as administering essential oils, craft purposes and even cooking purposes. The dropper bottle is designed to allow the user to add the exact amount needed for its intended purpose. The dropper bottle helps prevent wasting of the contents. Another great feature of the dropper bottle is that it allows you the precise dosage of medication, so you do not have to worry about administering too much or too little.
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