FOR CLEANING BOTTLES
The APP (Aromatic Plant Project) recommends that all
growers/distillers who are producing hydrosols clean all their containers
with a 10% Clorox solution and then rinse these containers repeatedly with
steam or boiling water to remove the Clorox odor — before using these
containers for hydrosols. To
kill bacteria, mold, mildew, fungus you need Clorox.
Boiling water alone is not
enough nor is vinegar washes, soap and water washes or alcohol rinses or
even steam alone.
Before distillation, run a 10% solution of Clorox in all your
containers, large and small, swish the Clorox around and around for at
least three minute, pour that Clorox out into the next container and
continue until all your 55 gallon food-grade drums, 5-gallon containers
and 1-qt bottles are clean and then rinse these with steam or boiling
water until the Clorox smell is gone.
The Clorox sterilizes the containers, the boiling water rinses away
all trace of the Clorox.
Source: The Aromatic
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