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Revamped Vintage Clorox Bottle

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Revamped Vintage Clorox Bottle

I am probably way more excited about this project than I should be. LOL This thrifty idea has such a personal connection for me. Here’s my revamped vintage Clorox bottle.

Welcome to this month’s installment of Thrifty Style Team.This is the place where we get together with our talented and creative blogger friends every month. We each makeover, repurpose or transform something from our homes or thrift stores. Let’s get started!

Ditch and Switch

Jenn and I have mentioned that we have actively been removing harsh and harmful cleaning products from our homes. After doing our own research, one-by-one we removed these products from our homes and switched them out for plant-based and natural cleaners.

The one product that I haven’t let go of is Clorox bleach. I don’t use bleach nearly as much as I used to. Probably 95% less. Mostly, I use it for pesky mold areas in my shower that crop up from time-to-time. 

Vintage Clorox Bottle

Now for the fun, sentimental part. This 1940’s Clorox bottle belonged to my grandmother Bessie. It used to have a metal sprinkle top that was long gone before I inherited it. The bottle was gross and grimy after being packed away for decades. By the way, if you have a vintage Clorox bottle you can visit their site HERE for their bottle history. Pretty cool, right?

The inside of the bottle was especially gross. After a long, hot soak and scrubbing – the interior was still disgusting. The spout is too small for a long brush to fit. I tried using an old toothbrush, but the bristles wouldn’t touch the sides.

Cleaning Tip

Using a funnel, I poured approximately one cup of pink himalayan salt inside the bottle. You can use any coarse salt, such as sea salt, ice cream salt, etc. Next I added 1 tablespoon of vinegar.

Placing my hand over the spout, I vigorously shook the bottle for about 2 minutes. Are you ready for the magic?

Amazing, right? With just a little elbow grease all of the gunk dissolved.

I had this spray nozzle in my stash and it fit the top perfectly. This super cute “bleach” label was an Etsy purchase. You can order one HERE

Now my grandma’s 1940’s bottle looks updated and brand new!

I am always happy when I can upcycle something. Especially when the item has sentimental value.

I hope that you found this thrifty post to be helpful!

Don’t forget to pin this to your favorite pinterest board!

Now lets see what the other Thrifty Style Team members have created!

Redhead Can Decorate – Mini DIY Pumpkin Patch
The Painted Hinge – Upcycled Fall Wreath
DIY Beautify – The Easiest Fall Centerpiece Ever
2 Bees In A Pod – Revamped Vintage Clorox Bottle
Postcards From The Ridge – DIY Pedestals Thrifted Candleholders
The How To Home – DIY Pretty File Folders
The Tattered Pew – DIY Cane Armoire Makeover
Sweet Pea – DIY Gold Trimmed Painted Wooden Tray
What Meegan Makes – Vintage Bicycle Wreath for Fall
Cottage At The Crossroads – Paint a White Pumpkin
I Should Be Mopping The Floor – 5 Vintage Vanity Mirror Tray Uses
The Creek Line House – Inexpensive Faux Board and Batten Wall



  1. The label is darling and I love how it gives the bottle new life! And thank you so much for the bottle cleaning tip – I have several bottles I could never quite get clean so I’m going to try this!

  2. What a great bottle. And a great memory.
    Mother used to “sprinkle and roll” her laundry to prepare it for ironing. And she ironed everything – sheets and pillowcases, Daddy’s dress shirts and handkerchiefs – even his white cotton boxers. There were six of us kids and some of us wore uniforms to school – more white shirts. Of course, everything was cotton back then. I remember that she bought a lot of “perma-press” sheets when they came on the market. 😉

  3. This turned out SO cute Vicki! I love your cleaning tip (going to try that on my glass coffee pot!) and the nostalgia of this special bottle is really sweet! Our old treasures SHOULD be used!

  4. Rebecca Payne says:

    I love it. Glad you found this bottle. Thank you for sharing.

  5. I used to keep some of the regular cleaning wipes at home and in the car for kids messes in their car seats. I have not seen this new version. Thanks for the information and hope you enjoyed the holidays in your new home.

  6. It’s amazing how well you were able to get your grandmother’s bottle cleaned up using himalayan salt and vinegar. I need to remember that trick for the next time I need to clean up an old bottle! The label that you found on etsy is perfect and now you are ready to enjoy your grandmother’s bottle for years to come.

  7. First, I just LOVE that this bottle belonged to your grandmother…that is precious! Second, this sure looks heaps better than my bottle of bleach on the shelf. Such a great makeover with a practical use. xoxo

  8. This is the coolest upcycle! I had no idea that Clorox bottles were once glass but that makes total sense and I love what you did with this.

  9. I have never seen a bottle like this! It’s so pretty and I love the tips for cleaning it as well. You did such a good job revamping it! Pinned!

  10. Vicki & Jenn, This bottle is so gorgeous!!! I had no idea this cleaning method would work!! Brilliant idea. As usual!! Prettiest bottle I ever saw!!!

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