When it comes to storing your medicine, you have a few options. Some pill bottles are designed to be dispensed of their contents upon use, and others are meant for storage. You can choose to store them for future reference or enjoy them in the moment by popping the cork before using the rest of the container for something else. Whichever option you prefer, keeping pill bottles organized is key. Wine bottles are commonly used to store and display wine, however, there are also an array of different types of antique glass bottle. If you want to keep your pill bottles looking as fresh as possible for as long as possible, here’s how you can properly wine your antique glass pill bottles:
Clean your pill bottles thoroughly
You don’t want to add unwanted scents, flavors, or bacteria to your pill bottles. You should clean your bottles with warm water and a mild soap. You can also use a damp paper towel or cloth to wipe off any dust, dirt, and debris. Make sure all traces of dust, moisture, and fingerprints are removed from the bottles. This will ensure that the pill bottles don’t pick up foreign scents and flavors. You can also sterilize your pill bottles using a bottle sterilizer. This will kill any bacteria that may have gotten inside your pill bottles during storage or transportation. You can sterilize your pill bottles at home, but it may take more than one cycle. Use the instructions included with the bottle sterilizer to sterilize your bottles correctly.
Decanter set and corkscrew
If you’re choosing to decant your medicine into the bottle, you’ll need a decanter and a corkscrew. A decanter is a large, round bottle used to store wine. It has a spout that connects to a bottle with a cork to filter out sediment, which keeps your wine tasting fresh. A corkscrew is a tool that is used to uncork wine bottles. You can purchase a corkscrew that is designed for use on wine bottles or you can use a corkscrew designed for soda bottles. You can also decant your medication using a pill bottle with a removable top. Simply remove the top and insert the bottle’s spout into the neck of the bottle. If you’re using a pill bottle with a screw-on lid, make sure the lid is not damaged.
Add essential oils to erase scent
If you’re keeping your pill bottles in a pantry or drawer, cabinets, or closets can sometimes smell like medicine. You can prevent this from happening by adding a few drops of essential oils to the bottle. Choose a scent that is known to have disinfectant qualities, like eucalyptus or tea tree oil. These oils will not only add a fresh scent, but they will also eliminate any lingering odors in the air. Essential oils can be added to water and then boiled to create a decoction. You can also add drops of essential oils to a spray bottle filled with water. You can add a few drops of essential oils to the bottle and shake it before spraying it on pill bottles in your pantry or drawer. You can also add drops of essential oils to a cotton ball and place it in the drawer.
Mix in dry ingredients to add sweetness
Medicine is meant to be sweet, so if your pill bottles are too bitter, mix in some dried raw sugar. You can also add honey to mix in some sweetness. If you prefer to not use essential oils, you can also add a few drops of vanilla or almond extract to your mixture. You can mix in your sweetness by gently stirring the ingredients into the bottle. If you’re storing your pill bottles in a drawer or cabinet, closing the drawer securely will keep your mixture from evaporating. Make sure that all of the air is no longer circulating in the drawer to prevent it from smelling like medicine.
Store your finished mixture in lidded jars
If you’re storing your pill bottles in jars, make sure that they are clean and dry. Place the lidded jars in air-tight containers, like canning jars, to prevent them from smelling. You can also place them in an airtight bag to further prevent any moisture from getting inside the jars. Make sure that the jars are stored at room temperature, away from direct sunlight, extreme temperatures, and moisture. If you are keeping your pills in the kitchen, avoid storing them in a cabinet where the temperature is too warm or too cold. If your pills are stored in jars, avoid stacking them directly on top of one another. Doing this can cause them to sweat and, in the process, pick up unwanted scents and flavors from the other pills.
You can choose to use wine bottles to store your medicine or you can choose to decant it into new bottles. Either way, you can use the bottles to store sweet flavors and smells. You can mix in dry ingredients to make them taste more like the original medicine and you can add essential oils to remove any lingering scents. Knowing how to properly wine your antique glass pill bottles will ensure that they stay fresh and strong for as long as possible. Now, when you need to take medicine, you don’t have to worry about forgetting to take them or if they have gone stale.