5 Unexpected Ways to Reuse Hot Sauce Bottles

Have you ever finished a bottle of hot sauce and thought, “now what?” If so, then you’re in luck. Believe it or not, there are many creative ways to reuse empty hot sauce bottles – from organizing your spices to making your hot sauce! Read on for five shockingly good ways to use hot sauce bottles.

How to reuse hot sauce bottles?

1. Spice Organizer

Hot sauce bottles make the perfect containers for storing small amounts of dry spices and seasonings like garlic powder, oregano, and paprika. Because the tops are easy to open and close, you can quickly reach for whatever spice you need without having to unscrew any lids. Bonus points if you label each bottle with its contents!

2. Homemade Hot Sauce

Making your homemade hot sauce is surprisingly easy – all you need is fresh peppers, vinegar, and the help of an empty hot sauce bottle. Start by chopping up your peppers into tiny pieces and adding them to the bottle with some vinegar (you can also add other seasonings like garlic powder or salt). Once everything is in place, you must screw the lid back on and shake it up! After that, just let it sit in a cool dark place for at least a week before trying it out – trust us, it’ll be worth the wait.

3. Plant Waterer

If you have plants that require regular watering but don’t want to lug around a giant watering can every time they need love, grab an old hot sauce bottle instead! The narrow neck makes pouring water a breeze while also providing enough control so that you don’t over-water your plants or flood their roots. Plus, if you have multiple plants at different heights (e.g., hanging plants), you can easily adjust how much water each gets without having to move around too much or constantly switch containers.

4. DIY Cleaning Solution

Instead of buying expensive cleaning solutions filled with harsh chemicals (often bad for people and pets!), try making your own using an old hot sauce bottle as the container! All you have to do is mix equal parts white vinegar and warm water in your bottle, then add a teaspoon of dish soap before shaking it up until everything is combined. You now have a natural cleaning solution that works great on countertops, mirrors, windows – pretty much anything! Just remember to label it, so no one mistakes it for something else when it’s in use!

5. Self-Defense Tool

This may sound strange, but we promise there’s some truth behind this one! An empty hot sauce bottle makes an excellent self-defense tool because of its size. Plus, if filled with liquid or sand/dirt/etc., it can become quite heavy, making it even more difficult for an attacker to take away from you. It’s always important to practice safety first, so keep this trick tucked away in case of emergency only; not only will that help keep yourself safe, but any bystanders as well!


There are plenty of creative ways to reuse empty hot sauce bottles – from organizing spices in your kitchen cabinet to creating homemade cleaning solutions – so don’t throw them away just yet! Keep experimenting with new ideas until you find something that works for you. After all, being able to reuse items instead of throwing them away is always better for our wallets and our planet too!



Odelette is a creative writer who loves to share her opinion of technology,fashion,health on her blog. She enjoys exploring new mediums and techniques, and is always looking for new ways to express herself creatively. Her art is inspired by the natural world, and she often draws inspiration from her travels.

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