How to Clean an Atomizer

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How to Clean an Atomizer
Remove any lingering perfume odour from an atomiser. (Beauty items image by Eric Espig from

An atomiser is a device that takes a liquid, such as perfume or cleaning products, and turns it into a fine mist. Many women use perfume atomisers as a way to apply their favourite fragrance. A decorative perfume atomiser can be cleaned and refilled with a woman's favourite modern perfume. A thorough cleaning of the atomiser will ensure that the two scents don't mingle and will protect the monetary value of the piece.

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Things you need

  • Warm water
  • 1 tbsp liquid dish soap
  • Cool water
  • Towel
  • Rubbing alcohol

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  1. 1

    Remove the top of the atomiser. Set down the atomiser lid carefully as it is quite fragile and if damaged, will reduce the value of the bottle.

  2. 2

    Rinse out the perfume bottle with warm water.

  3. 3

    Fill the bottle half full with warm water. Add one tbsp liquid dish soap into the bottle.

  4. 4

    Place your index finger over the top of the atomiser bottle and shake it vigorously.

  5. 5

    Pour the soapy water out of the bottle and rinse it out several times with cool water or until the soapy smell is completely removed.

  6. 6

    Fill the bottle once again half full with warm water. Replace the top of the atomiser bottle and squirt it several times. This will flush out any remaining scent that still remains in the spritzer.

  7. 7

    Remove the top of the atomiser bottle and set it and the bottle itself onto a towel. Allow the atomiser to dry completely. If the smell of perfume remains, fill the bottle half way with rubbing alcohol. Place your index finger over the top and shake the bottle vigorously.

  8. 8

    Pour out the rubbing alcohol and rinse the bottle thoroughly with warm water. Allow the bottle to dry completely before adding your favourite perfume.

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