Thursday, May 2, 2013

Simple Technique For Cleaning Bottles With Oils

Simple Technique For Cleaning Bottles With Oils

Hi! Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Do you ever see some old oil bottles that you find appealing to want to use again, or maybe keep them? You know the more popular olive oil bottles, or any other oil bottles may have that distinctive shape that you wish to use once the contents are gone from it. Of course you can repurpose some old glass bottles as center pieces, for gifts, and as some art or craft projects too. Cleaning these bottles can be a challenge as we know that water, and oil do not mix without leaving a residue. With many of these bottles we find them adorable with their thin necks, but also learn that we cannot use a bottle brush, or any other cleaning utensil to help in this process.

Here is a simple idea to try with your attempt at cleaning such a bottles. Fill the empty oil bottle with water to help clean out as much of the oily residue as possible. Fill the bottle halfway, cover the top, give it a good shake, and then pour it out. 

Next use some hot water that is like close to boiling, but is not actually boiling. Again fill the bottle about half way, and then add some drops of a liquid soap. Use a soap that will cut some grease like Dawn, and know that you might have to repeat this process a few times

You then can consider adding some white vinegar to the solution. The vinegar can help cut down any akali, or oil dirt. Replace the top with the cover, or use your hand to cover the opening , and shake vigorously. Shake it till your arms hurt, or feel tired. Now, set the bottle on a flat surface for a while which could be a few hours. During this time make sure to shake it now, and then to make sure that the solution is working on the inner walls. 

After a few hours of this dump the water solution, and again rinse it with a warm water. You should do this a few times to remove all the excessive soap, and vinegar. Then set the bottle down to dry. 

Now, if you don't have white vinegar to use, or maybe you still see some residue inside the bottle after doing these steps. grab some rice. Fill the bottle halfway with some hot water, add some uncooked rice, and give it some drops of your dish soap. Shake it like you had done before. The rice should help by working away at the residue, and the oil dirt by scrubbing the glass. Empty the rice into the trash once you have finished, rinse it, and then let it dry. 

Remember that you might have to clean the bottle more than once as oil is a touch residue to clean. The ending result is that cute bottle that you are wanting to adorn your decor with as it sits, adding a flower, some ribbon, twine, and etc. 

Hope ya'll found this little tidbit for cleaning those bottles you treasure helpful. Thanks so much for sharing your time with LilacsNDreams, and hope to see you again soon. Have a most wonderful day!

1 comment:

  1. This is very different and UN common technique that I have read hear about cleaning the bottles, I am really surprised to read 1st time this bottles cleaning technique with oil. If you want to start glass bottle supply so you should use this technique before supply your glass bottles to others.