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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-07-2009, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Re-use mouthwash container for fertilizers?

I just finished a mint Act flouride mouthwash rinse, and I was thinking of reusing the container for fertilizers. It has an easy pre-measured 10ml squirt cup thing built in, so it would make dosing really easy. See image: http://www.dentist.net/act-fluoride-mouth-rinse.asp

Would these bottles be ok to store fertilizers, or would the plastic leech back toxic chemicals? The bottle still kinda smells minty, no matter how much I wash it.
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I'd bet that they'd be just fine, if you first make some effort to completely rid the bottle of any remnants of what was sold in it....I'd fill it with white vinigar for an hour and then rinse it to a fare-thee-well and it should be just fine for the purpose that you want to put it.
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Been doing exactly that for over a year now. not a problem!
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If Im not mistaken you can freeze the bottle to rid it of the mint smell.
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