The problem is what happens when the bottle is almost empty. The bottle design is terrible, so the pump can’t reach the remaining lotion. My wife then has to pop the top off the bottle and use the pump as a kind of manual application wand. This doesn’t seem to bother her, but it drives me crazy.
Because the lotion is fairly viscous, it doesn’t slide quickly if tipped upside down and tapped out manually. Plus, because of the pump handle, it’s hard to balance upside down for long periods of time to let it drain out naturally.
I have a different solution to this problem. Just like stubborn cake batter, I use a spatula to scrape out the leftover lotion. I simply cut the bottle in half, then transfer the remaining lotion into a fresh bottle (there’s always enough space in the new lotion bottle).
Sure, using a spatula in the bathroom might be a little strange, but it’s the best tool for the job. It’s not the only kitchen-bathroom crossover gadget, either. Dental floss is a fantastic emergency replacement for kitchen twine.