Ever wonder why the drops of essential oil are just not coming out of your bottle? Perhaps it is because the oil is really thick (think: Vetiver) OR it could be that you were never shown how the drop-reducer insert in the bottle of essential oils works. It is common to think that the essential oil comes out of the large hole in the center of the reducer, however, that is the air hole that allows air into the bottle so that the drops come out easier. The actual hole that the oil drips from is in the recessed circle (or “ditch”) in the drop reducer. The hole is tiny but that is to prevent too much from coming out at once.