Update 2018: For the ultimate DIY natural laundry detergent (no packaging, no cost, no waste), you can use the chestnuts since they have saponin. Soon I’ll make an entire detailed post dedicated to it with tips on how to peel, grind and use them. In the meantime, here a summary:
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Before anything, you need to clean the bottles. Follow this guide from eHow with only a few basic ingredients from your pantry like vinegar, dish soap and rice.
“You may wish to reuse an empty perfume bottle or display a fancy or antique perfume bottle that you have held onto for several years. Running a perfume bottle through a dishwasher may crack or even break the bottle, and scrubbing the inside of the perfume bottle likely will not remove all of the perfume’s fragrance from the bottle’s interior. Simply soaking the bottle may not remove all of the perfume residue inside. Cleaning perfume bottles effectively is easy.” Continue reading “Reusing old Perfume Bottles”