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    Default How do you "recycle" alcohol after decant ?

    Hello all !

    I just decanted some old Tsar, and after decanting, I usually carefully rinse the syringe with isopropyl alcohol before letting it dry. Then, with the little amount of perfumed alcohol remaining, I put it in some natural smelling bottle in the bathroom, with some essential oil (I use patchouli, but whatever may be used) with thin wooden sticks. So the perfumed alcohol is not thrown away, and may be useful.

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    What do do think, and how do you do ?


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    Default Re: How do you "recycle" alcohol after decant ?

    Perhaps use any left over IPA alcohol for cleaning? I don't think I would use it for anything else besides that.
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    Default Re: How do you "recycle" alcohol after decant ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jean-Sté View Post
    I put it in some natural smelling bottle in the bathroom, with some essential oil (I use patchouli, but whatever may be used) with thin wooden sticks. So the perfumed alcohol is not thrown away, and may be useful.Thank you !
    That's a novel idea.
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    Default Re: How do you "recycle" alcohol after decant ?

    A nice idea!

    But... I just throw mine away.
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    Default Re: How do you "recycle" alcohol after decant ?

    I always use my plastic funnel for decanting, not a syringe....
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    Default Re: How do you "recycle" alcohol after decant ?

    +1 for using a funnel....

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    Default Re: How do you "recycle" alcohol after decant ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    I always use my plastic funnel for decanting, not a syringe....
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    +1 for using a funnel....
    What is better in using a funnel ? Thank you !
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    Default Re: How do you "recycle" alcohol after decant ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jean-Sté View Post
    What is better in using a funnel ? Thank you !
    Nothing, IMO, unless you're decanting from a spray bottle. Decanting from a splash bottle is easiest with a syringe. I just back flush with water a bunch of times, pull out the plunger and let it dry. I label my syringes so I'm not too anal about cleaning afterwards.

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    Default Re: How do you "recycle" alcohol after decant ?

    First time I decanted from a splash bottle, I tried using a mini funnel, decanting from my vintage Polo into a 2 ml atomizer. Oops! I guess closer to 10 ml was used and wife complained of the "awful smell" lingering in the kitchen, lol. I now use pipettes (a dedicated one for each scent), cleaned with rubbing alcohol before and after each use.
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    Default Re: How do you "recycle" alcohol after decant ?

    Thank you all for your explanations !
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