How to Get Stains Out of Bottles

Water bottles, baby bottle and collectible soda bottles are among the types of bottles that may gather stains over time.

Vinegar  helps to remove stains and disinfect.Vinegar helps to remove stains and disinfect.
Dark liquids, as well as liquids containing fat or oil, can stain bottles. If you want to use the bottle, you'll want to make sure that it is sanitary and free from stains. Even if you don't plan to drink out the bottle, you'll want it to look clean if you plan to display it. You can clean bottles easily with a gentle, homemade cleaning solution.

Soak the bottle in a mixture made of equal parts hot water and white vinegar.

Squirt several drops of liquid dish soap onto a clean, damp bottle brush and use it to brush out the inside of the bottle. Squirt the dish soap on a cloth to wipe off any remaining stains on the outer portion of the bottle if necessary.

Rinse the bottle well and place it on a drying rack to air dry.

Things You Will Need

  • White vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Bottle brush
  • Drying rack

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Charlotte Johnson is a musician, teacher and writer with a master's degree in education. She has contributed to a variety of websites, specializing in health, education, the arts, home and garden, animals and parenting.