Easy Way To Clean Glass Bottles Or Containers

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We shared this tip on Chemistry Cachet many years in a post all about cleaning hacks with salt.

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This is an easy tip that works so well to clean glass bottles or containers you can't reach with a brush or sponge. Readers have been writing in already about how well it worked for them.

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Ingredients you need:

  • Ice cubes
  • Table salt


  1. Fill glass container halfway with ice cubes.I do a mix of whole cubes and crushed.
  2. Add in a few tablespoons of regular table salt.
  3. Out the lid back on. If container doesn’t have a lid, cover it with something secure like foil or press and seal. Just something to allow you to shake.
  4. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds or until ice starts to break up.
  5. Rinse under warm water.

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This is the water bottle I use to mix up collagen, but nothing fits inside to clean it! I use this method for cleaning and it makes it crystal clear :)

If you don't have a lid for the top of your container, just use some foil. I use foil when I do this to my coffee pot.

Suggested materials:
  • Table Salt   (Store)
  • Ice Cubes   (Home)
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  • Vanessa Simmons Vanessa Simmons on Jan 06, 2022

    Workes great on coffee pots. Used it all the time at work to clean one with a small mouth that you couldn't get your hand into.

    • Carolyn Carolyn on Jan 24, 2022

      Yes, when I was young worked at a coffee shop and that is how we cleaned out pots. Especially ones left on burner too long with some burnt coffee in bottom.

  • Mariam Alleman Mariam Alleman on Jan 15, 2022

    Add lemon juice to salt and water. It smells fresh