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e-liquid bottles a pain

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  1. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Literally. I have arthritus in my hands and find these bottles painful to squeeze. I thought of taking off the top and using an eyedropper, but that's something else to clean. Do you know of another small bottle that is easier to squeeze that the liquid can be transferred to? Hopefully a plastic soft bottle that won't foul the flavor of the liquid?
  2. cskent

    cskent Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 24, 2010
    There are some companies who sell juice in little glass bottles with droppers. There aren't very many who do but if you look around you can find a couple. Another option would be to transfer juice to that style of bottle when you get it. Try here for empties Empty Bottles - One Stop DIY Shop Store.

    I've noticed that usually the smaller the bottle the harder it is to squeeze. You could try ordering juice in 30ml or even 60ml sizes to see if that helps.
  3. JC Okie

    JC Okie REOnaut Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 2, 2010
    Tulsa, OK
    I find them hard to squeeze, too...then when I do get it squeezed, it's really to hard to get even one drop out. On a lot of my bottles, I stuck an opened paperclip down through the hole of the little nozzle. I use one of those BIG paperclips for this. That opens up the nozzle quite a bit so that when I do squeeze the bottle, the juice will flow. I don't want flowing juice, but how it really works for me is that after I've done that, I can just turn the bottle up and barely squeeze and get a big drop out. It almost drips by itself. Hope this makes sense. It works for me.

    EDIT: Also, I have found that has bottles with bigger nozzles. They really do almost drip themselves. It's a different type of nozzle altogether and I really like them. I have ordered a bunch of their empty bottles just for this reason. But...they only come in 30ml or bigger. Like 'em, though.
  4. radplane

    radplane Full Member

    Jan 13, 2010
    virginia, usa
    I read awhile ago of some people using spray bottles to wet their atomizers. It wasn't the best I don't think but it might be a cheap short-term solution for you.

    Ive seen small spray bottles of hand-sanitizer at a gas station locally.
  5. amrnation

    amrnation Moved On

    Mar 17, 2011
    Clear Boston Round Glass Bottles

    You can get 1/2 oz or 1 oz glass dropper bottles (Goes all the way up too 32 oz dropper bottles too!) for cheeper than every vendor and any bottle vendor in the US. (No minimum order) make sure you get bottles that say dropper otherwize your going to get bottles with caps instead)

    55 cents per bottle and these are Glass dropper bottles. So they can be reused over and over again and will last forever (unless you drop and break the bottle) unlike the plastic bottles we are use too which eventually doesnt allow you to clean and reuse.

    I bought 40 bottles of 1oz 40 bottles of 1/2 oz and about 5 4oz bottles all of this cost me about 44$

    Everyone should be using this vendor for DIY bottles XD they are the cheepest bottles and they are the best better than any plastic bottle i've come across and they are cheeper you cannot go wrong with this vendor :)

    (The glass dropper pippetes inside the bottles allow for even the thickest VG to be used which is awesome because plastic pippettes suck when it comes to VG)
  6. tonna11

    tonna11 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 2, 2010
    Vapor4life has 30ml bottles that are very easy to squeeze, and normally, I only have to hold the bottle upside down for a few drops to drip out--which is what I do when my hands are hurting. I also have pretty severe arthritis in my hands, and have found that using a drip tip along with using that e-juice vendor has taken care of that issue for me. I know it sounds stupid to tell someone to use a drip tip when they have trouble getting the bottles to drip, but you dont have to refill carts when using a tip, which is a big hurtful, painful experience I'm sure you know all about.

    Also, I agree with cskents suggestion on the dropper bottle--I use a slightly different one which only has a glass wand in the bottle, which allows me to simply open the bottle and touch the tip of the wand to the filter, but the same theory should apply. Vapor4life is a forum supplier, and if you decide to try them out, use this coupon code "smilin" for a ten percent off--and you can use that code each and every time you go there!
  7. Wench

    Wench Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 16, 2009
    Pensacola, Fl.
    Euro-droppers, only have to tilt and it drops out, no squeezing involved.
    You can google for places that might have better prices on these.
    SKS Bottle - Essential Oil Bottles
  8. HillBill

    HillBill Full Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    Well I know that Totally Wicked's liquids are all in glass bottles with droppers if you buy 30ml and I always assumed that would be an industry standard. They come with the child-proof squeeze-to-open type of cap so you have to take that off and put the supplied dropper top on yourself though.
  9. dormouse

    dormouse ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2010
    Obviously, the childproof caps can be harder to take off than non-childproof ones.

    The tiniest sizes are harder to squeeze.
    The crystal clear plastic is usually harder to squeeze than the cloudy plastic

    This is the cloudy kind with no childproof cap
    Plastic Dropper Bottles - One Stop DIY Shop Store
  10. amrnation

    amrnation Moved On

    Mar 17, 2011

    So far no one can beat these prices :)
  11. bwood12043

    bwood12043 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2008
    East Texas
    I too have problems with hard to squeeze bottles.

    I have a few of the 3ml brown bottles with eye dropper (sample size but nice size for daily use) and at least one extra 20ml blue cobalt with eye dropper and would be happy to send to you for you to try. PM me if you are interested. Don't have a huge supply but have a few.
  12. ancient puffer

    ancient puffer EX PV Collector Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 8, 2011
    Virginia, USA
    FWIW, I get eliquid from Johnson Creek. Each bottle comes with its own dropper.
  13. redheadone

    redheadone Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2011
    North Carolina
    I have arthritis in my hands as well so I know what frustrations you are going through.what I do is take the dripper tops off and leave them off. I bought me a large quantity of those little pipettes and just use those to fill my attys and tanks since I have both. When I am done I just put the outer caps back on. At the end of the day I just rinse out the ones I have used. I don't like to clean either but it doesn't take much time and it is a heck of a lot easier than trying to drip out of those hard plastic bottles.
  14. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 16, 2010
    I like eyedropper topped glass bottle. Glass doesn’t transfer any taste and the eyedropper on the top makes it very easy to measure out e-Juice into cartos/carts. If you want, send me a PM and I’ll send you a new one to try. I bought about 2 dozen of them and have extras.

    If you want to stay with plastic dropper bottles here’s a simple solution for those hard to squeeze bottles. Take a straightened out paper clip and push it thru the opening. Or have a friend do it for you. Makes the dropper hole a little bigger so you need much less squeeze to make it drip out the dropper.
  15. Kakamouth

    Kakamouth Full Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    ElectronicStix uses little soft plastic bottles, similar to bottles used for eye drops, for there generic brand juices. They may use them in the "boss" juices as well but I haven't ordered any yet so I can't say for sure.
  16. bjannr

    bjannr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Aug 23, 2010
    NE Pennsylvania
    Some liquids I have are VG based. These are easy to squeeze, but my PG based liquids are very difficult. If I am refilling cartomizers or the battle for a bottom feeder, I take off the drip tip and use a syringe.
  17. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Thanks for the offer, for now I'm trying drilling out the hole and that is helping. Will keep you in mind tho.
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