This is part of my cleaning kit for old perfume bottles . . . the wheat penny is just for reference, size-wise . . . I dump these into grimy perfume bottles when the bottles have openings smaller than the size of a BB . . . what are these magic cleaning agents? . . . what you are looking at is the contents of a shotgun shell . . .
I did try the photographs of the moon again tonight . . . all have been deleted . . . total failure . . .
Vickie ~ once the magic cleaning agents are inside the bottle...do you shake the bottle so that they agitate so-to-speak and scour all over the inside of the perfume bottle? I do have one that the opening is extremely small. The bottle itself is not particularly dirty or grimy. Thanks for sharing...I would have never have thought to use these little guys for this purpose!
I usually use denture tablets first . . . can be a little difficult to get enough tablet into some of those little bottles . . . so I add some soapy water to the little bottles . . . and these little scrubbers . . . and shake until the stubborn grunge is removed . . . does the job on most of them . . .
It should be noted that I am not trying to preserve the labels on most of the bottles I am cleaning . . . my bottles are being cleaned for a re-purposed life . . . all labels are removed . . .
The container in the photo is a sink strainer . . . this particular size fits perfectly over the opening of a regular-size canning jar . . . just right for drip-drying tiny objects such as these . . .
And if you need / wish to remove the lingering aroma of the original scent from the perfume bottle, vodka usually does the trick . . .
Enough vodka will fix just about all human ails, eh??Seriously, fascinating. Love the photo, and enjoyed the back story, learned something.Thanks.
I live in a county that was dry until just recently . . . no beer or wine in the local grocery stores . . . no liquor stores . . . I had never purchased a bottle of vodka in my life . . . so when I was visiting Mom in the hometown she has lived in since the 1930s . . . and I spied a liquor store . . . I asked her to pull in . . . no telling what the local gossip was if anyone saw Mom's little car sitting in front of the liquor store while I purchased the largest bottle of vodka they had ;)
Thank you Vickie, for sharing such great information...I bought Vodka at one time to make Lavender water...for which I use to spray on clothing and linens as I iron them. Now I know another use for that bottle of Vodka, I purchased a while ago...and, it's time to make more Lavender water.