What Are the Uses of a Dropper?
- Droppers can be used to administer eye drops and ear drops. Young children may protest taking needed medication, and one easy way to administer a dose is to squeeze the rubber bulb and drop the liquid into the side of the infant's mouth. This will prevent gagging. You should always rinse a dropper with warm water after using it.
Using a dropper, you can administer breast milk as a topical remedy for cuts, scratches and insect bites, and for all kinds of rashes to promote rapid healing. Dab or paint the affected area using a dropper filled with breast milk.
- Many people prefer natural remedies, and a dropper can be helpful in making honeys and herbal remedies such as such as elixirs of lemon balm, peach, cherry and ginger. After mixing and preparing the herbal ingredients, use a dropper to transfer a tiny amount of the elixir into a small container for use.
Droppers Used In Crafts
- Plastic droppers are ideal for measuring and mixing small amounts of paints and dyes for craft projects such as scrapbooking. Droppers are just the right size for 1-oz. liquid dyes and scents. You can also fill a dropper with colored water to use on art and craft projects.
Droppers for Cooking
- When a recipe calls for a small amount of any liquid ingredient, you can use a dropper to add the ingredient into any mixture. A dropper is the perfect size for very small amounts of oil flavorings such as peppermint.