Spray bottles are simply great, because they are more than just a container. They are also an excellent tool for dispensing liquid products. You can use them in chemical or organic cleaners, perfumes, colognes, air fresheners, hair sprays, pepper sprays, and even salad dressings.
However, the spray bottle
also has a rather complicated structure. This is mainly due to its dispenser or nozzle. Due to this composition, spray bottles may be more challenging to clean and reuse.
Unlike other jars and bottles with simpler lids, typical dishwashing methods may not be sufficient to clean spray bottles. In addition, the contents they usually hold are mostly very strong chemicals and substances. Failure to clean the container thoroughly may leave a certain amount of these chemicals in the container. Therefore, these may contaminate the new contents of the bottle you are about to fill.
Cleaning spray bottles may not be as easy as cleaning most other types of containers. Of course, you also have some methods that can be achieved. The function of the spray bottles is too good to let this small problem prevent us from reusing them. Don't worry we will serve you.
Understand how the spray bottle works: parts and mechanisms
Before entering the cleaning part, let's take a closer look at the selected topic.
The spray bottle may be one of the best examples of how we can apply the principles found in nature to simple techniques. The ingenious idea behind the spray bottle is actually the same principle that enables our heart to pump blood throughout the body. This is what we call the reciprocating pump mechanism.
In a reciprocating pump, two alternating actions are involved. The first action is to collect liquid into a small chamber through an opening. The second action is to release the liquid through the second opening. This is how the heart collects oxygenated blood from the lungs into its chambers and then pumps it to other parts of the body.
In the spray bottle, whenever you press a button (or actuator), two actions will be performed; when you release the button, the button will rise and then perform the second action. Releasing the actuator will cause the pump to draw liquid from the inside of the container into a small cylindrical chamber. The chamber is located in the neck of the bottle. Then, pressing the actuator will release the liquid from the chamber into the nozzle and out of the bottle.
The reciprocating pump is a relatively simple concept, but it is very useful as a dispensing mechanism for spray bottles. It can also be found in many other applications, such as medical equipment and aerospace. This is also the basic principle of extracting water and oil from the ground.
Fine mist spray bottle
The fine mist spray bottle is a very popular spray bottle. This is a great spray bottle because it can spray liquid into such small droplets-so small that it almost turns its contents into a mist. Smaller droplets mean more uniform distribution. This is why it can be used well as a liquid dispenser.
The fine mist spray bottle can still be used in conjunction with the reciprocating pump. However, this type of spray bottle uses special parts called inserts. The insert is just a cigarette holder in which the liquid passes through a set of channels before leaving the bottle. Whenever the contents are distributed, the multiple channels in this group will form a foggy pattern.
The structure of the fine mist spray bottle is also ideal for minimizing the volume of the container. They are known for their smooth, elegant forms. The fine mist spray bottle is definitely the coolest crowd in the spray bottle world. They are ideal for colognes, perfumes, essential oil blends, yoga mat cleaners, air fresheners, etc. That's great, don't you think?
If you have other types of spray bottles, the cleaning techniques we will discuss are also applicable.