When all the detergents contained in plastic containers such as shampoo, cleaner or dish detergent are used, they often buy only refillable products and pour them into the container. When reusing plastic containers like this, be sure to wash them. This is because a pathogen called Pseudomonas aeruginosa can propagate in the detergent bottle that has been used for a long time.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which likes moisture, lives in toilets, sinks, human skin, and soil. And it is also detected in shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and detergent. This fungus does not cause problems in healthy people. However, caution should be exercised as it can cause serious diseases such as dermatitis, otitis media, and sepsis in people with weak immunity such as children, the elderly, and chronically ill.
To prevent Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection, plastic containers should be washed and dried before reuse. Remove the hose and pump by opening the lid. After that add 2 tablespoons of vinegar and salt to an empty container, and shake.
Wash the lid, hose, and pump with vinegar water. Rinse the sterilized plastic container several times with clean water, turn it over to drain it, and then dry it in the sun to put the refilled product in. So you can use it with confidence without worrying about germs.