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Old 01-01-2017, 08:29 PM   #1
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I got some bottles and lotion pumps from sks. They both came in bags and i don't trust that it is "clean". Since i can imagine it being handled by a few warehouses, packaged by few people before landing in my own hands, with its own bacteria as well.

So how do i go about disinfecting lotion pumps and bottles?


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Old 01-01-2017, 08:38 PM   #2
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I can only speak for myself, I don't do anything to my lotion pumps. I do spray jars and bottles with alcohol and wipe out prior to filling.


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Old 01-02-2017, 03:19 PM   #3
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I got some bottles and lotion pumps from sks. They both came in bags and i don't trust that it is "clean". Since i can imagine it being handled by a few warehouses, packaged by few people before landing in my own hands, with its own bacteria as well.

So how do i go about disinfecting lotion pumps and bottles?
Rubbing alcohol should be fine for this. When I clean out my Noxzema pump boottles to re-use, I just use hot water, followed by soapy water, then spray with rubbing alcohol. If I am going to use it for personal body products, then I pump some rubbing alcohol through the pump to assure myself it is disinfected. If for just dishwashing liquid, I don't bother with the alcohol.

But the alcohol pumped through the pump does a good job. You could do the same with a 10% bleach solution. That's what we used to clean CPR training equipment per CDC guidelines and then let air dry. But with the pump, you'd need to somehow ensure that no bleach solution is left behind mix with whatever you are adding to the bottles. I feel safer with a little rubbing alcohol (it is very little) than I do with even a 10% solution of bleach.
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awesome! is that your strategy for pumps intended for sale as well?
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awesome! is that your strategy for pumps intended for sale as well?
I don't sell. But when I give to my family anything in a pump bottle, yes.
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I don't sell, either, but I do the same thing as Earlene- i.e., pump alcohol through the pumps.


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