5 Quick Tips For Sterilizing Dropper Bottles
Posted on January 24 2023
Dropper bottles are essential for a variety of applications, from administering medication to creating DIY beauty products. However, if not properly cleaned and sterilized, dropper bottles can become a breeding ground for bacteria.
This article will explain how to properly clean your glass dropper bottle for safe re-use if you purchased one of our dropper bottles. Read on more to find out five quick tips for sterilizing dropper bottles quickly and easily.
Before we delve into the specific steps, these are the things that you require. You'll need the following :
- Isopropyl Alcohol 70% preferably in a spray bottle
- Toilet paper
- Cotton bud
- The empty glass dropper bottles
And now onto the five tips to sterilize the dropper bottle:
Start with a Good Clean
Begin sterilizing by washing your dropper bottle with hot water and mild dish soap. Make sure to clean all of the parts, including the rubber bulb and cap.
Rinse the components with hot water until all soapy residue is gone. To get rid of any stickiness, spray 70% isopropyl alcohol on the surface. Make sure to rinse the bottles twice in warm water after de-labeling to remove any remaining soap.
Boil to Disinfect
Place the pieces in boiling water for at least five minutes. This will sterilize and disinfect your dropper bottle quickly and thoroughly. Do make sure not to boil too long or you could damage the glass. Use tongs to remove your bottles after 10 minutes. Simply place them down on a surface to let them cool before handling them as they will be quite hot.
Rinse Once More
Once your dropper bottle has been boiled, rinse it out once more with hot water to get rid of any bacteria or germs that could have survived during the sterilization process. It can take some work, depending on how long you soaked your bottles.
Air Dry the Dropper Bottles
After sterilizing, allow your dropper bottle to air dry for at least 30 minutes before re-using. This will help ensure there are no moisture droplets left on the components, which could lead to bacteria growth in the future.
Once completely sterilized and dried, keep your dropper bottle clean by storing it in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Make sure to cover the opening with its cap when not in use.
It is more difficult to guarantee thorough sanitization since the plastic components of glass droppers cannot be boiled. In general, unless you're utilizing them for anything else, it is not recommended to reuse droppers. Remember that infected materials are far worse for your health and present a greater risk to you right away, so if you're doubtful, don't risk it.
By following these five quick tips, you can sterilize your glass dropper bottles quickly and easily. Always remember to store them away from sunlight and cover the opening when not in use. Finally, if you're ever unsure about re-using a dropper bottle, don't risk it! It's better to replace than to put yourself at risk of health issues caused by using unclean materials. Enjoy sterilizing your dropper bottles safely.