Mists, most of us have them and they clog. No amount of holding/storing them upright, misting horizontally, giving delicate swirls seems to prevent it. At least that's been my experience with them. Still I love them.
I've spent quite a bit of time surfing the web looking for a solution and haven't found one that worked for me so, after much frustration I asked my husband what he thought .
His first reaction, "you don't need all that ..." I then described in detail the number of $$$ he was asking me to toss he suddenly put his creative hat on. ;)
So here's what we did.
First up, I have a couple of bottles of Luminarte Mists that no amount of shaking would lift the shimmer from the bottom. These have no sprayers so I wasn't trying to unclog them just free the compacted shimmer.
It worked!!! after about 10 minutes.
The thingy we used is similar to this jewelry cleaner. It's not a particularly good ultrasonic. I bought it for cleaning the yuck from around the nose pieces of my glasses which it does well.
Anyways, buoyed by this success we moved on to the mists.
First: we threw the whole mister (minus the bottle) into the ultrasonic.
Here's the procedure:
1) Take the black spray cap and tube off of your blocked mister
2) Fill the ultrasonic cleaner with hot water. I don't think it's that important to be really hot. I used the same water over and over so it was pretty cold by the time I did all 20 bottles.
3) Run for at least 5 minutes. That was the maximum time I could set on my machine. Some sprayers took 2 cycles.
4) Reassemble the sprayer
4) Rinse and pump clean water through the nozzle. This is particularly important if you've been reusing water like I did.
and about the green glasses, no worries, the sprayers were all from water based mists so the ultrasonic rinsed out just fine.
I hope this works for you