Saturdays Snickety Tip #9: Five ways to reuse sample jars
Samples are great! They give us a chance to play with a little bit of a product for a fraction of the cost. They also tend to come in cute little jars and bottles. But, what do you do when the jar or bottle is empty? Here are five tips on how to reuse sample jars instead of throwing them away or recycling them.
Before reusing, we recommend that you clean and sanitize jars and bottles by rinsing them with a mild soap.
Reuse Tip 1: On The Go Pill Container
Sample jars and bottles are typically the perfect size to take on the go in a purse or bag. Simply place any medicines or supplements that you need for the day in a jar and take it with you. Perfect for vitamins!
Reuse Tip 2: Make Your Own Eyeshadow Color
Do you use loose, mineral eye shadow? You may notice that the jars they come in are almost the exact same size as Pure Snickety’s sample jars. So, why not use these jars to personalize your makeup? Simple take two or more eye shadow colors that you love and blend them together into a sample jar until you create the perfect color. Is your color too dark? No problem, add a little lighter color to soften it. This can also be done with blush and face powder. The possibilities are endless!
Reuse Tip 3: A Crafters Best Friend
If you’re the queen (or king) of crafting, then you have a ton of little craft items that tend to get everywhere. Glitter, small beads, you name it, they all fit perfectly in a sample jar or bottle. Label what each jar contains by simply placing a small, round sticker on the lid and you have a convenient storage jar for all those little items. Best of all, they are stack-able and look good, so your craft space will look organized and stylish!
Reuse Tip 4: On The Go Solid Perfume
If you loved our tip on how to create your own perfume, you will love this one! Replace the vodka or pure grain alcohol in the recipe with a wax, like candelilla wax. You can also use a unscented lip balm or chaptsick. Place the wax and carrier oil in a small glass container and slowly melt it, 10 seconds at a time, in the microwave. Stir well and add essential oils when the mixture is cool but before it turns solid. Then, transfer it to the jar. Now you can take it anywhere and refresh your scent any time you want. Plus, the wax and oils will make the scent last longer on your skin!
Reuse Tip 5: On The Go Lip Balm
If you’ve tried solid perfume, then you know that it is similar in consistency to lip balm. So, what’s the difference? The only difference between making a solid perfume and a lip balm is your choice of essential oils. It’s a good idea to stick with essential oils that are from things you may normally eat on a daily basis when creating a lip balm. When creating a perfume, you can use any essential oil you want. Instead of using jasmine or cedarwood, a lip balm is best when made using vanilla or orange sweet. Anything that comes from something you would normally eat will work. Use VERY low amounts of essential oils, about 1/4th of what you would for a perfume. Also, be very careful with oils that affect mucous membranes like cinnamon, clove, and higher amounts of peppermint. If you don’t have essential oils, no problem! You can use food flavorings instead. The best carrier oil to use for a lip balm is coconut oil as it will give you a slight glossy look.
Bonus Tip: Give, Give, Give!
The holidays are coming which, means dinners with friends and family, gift giving, etc. Making a personalized solid perfume and lip balm for loved ones is a perfect gift. Get creative with the sticker you use to label it and place it in a cute, small gift bag. The options are endless!
How do you reuse sample jars and other containers? Share your great reuse ideas and pictures. Have it on Pinterest? Share your pin link with us, we would love to see what creative ways you reduce and reuse.
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