How can I get the last of the gel out of the bottle?

We’ve had an email from Sylvia in a similar vein to our “how to use the last of everything” post a few months ago:

I love Avon products but I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get all of the gel out of the bottle when I can’t shake any more out!! Any suggestions??

Back in the day, I used to use a straw to get the last of my (apparently frizz-easing) hair gel out of the narrow, tall bottle – that was pretty messy but got a lot of the sticky gunk off the sides of the jar.

Depending on the gel’s use, you might be able to do the old add-water-and-swoosh-around trick used for shampoo — it’ll make the gel a little more watery but that’ll be fine for some gels.

If you’re losing a lot of gel, and the bottle is plastic, you might want to see if you could swap to getting it in flexible tubes rather than bottles – that way you can cut open the tube and scrap out the stuff left on the sides.

Any other suggestions?

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4 Responses to “How can I get the last of the gel out of the bottle?”

  1. barbara says:

    How can I get the last of the gel out of the bottle.

    Sylvia could try standing the bottle in hot water. This will soften the liquid or cream to be used for a little longer.


  2. bookstorebabe says:

    And don’t forget the good old turn it upside down trick! You may need to balance it against something, but turn it upside down before you go to sleep. Quite a bit will end up at the cap.
    Then, when that’s done all it will, do the rinse with a teeny bit of water trick.
    I do this for any kind of liquid soap, lotion, ect. h

  3. Melinda says:

    It might be worth cutting open the bottle and keeping the contents in a wider-mouthed jar which can be emptied to the last bit.

  4. jeff says:

    boil a kettle then pour some of the water (as little as possible) into the container. Close the lid then shake the bottle util the gel and water mix then it should be usable. It won’t work for everything but will probably work for most things. Just be careful to ensure it’s not too hot when you use it (add cold water or leave to cool down).

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