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Different Ways to Reuse Makeup Jars & Bottles


You need not throw away those used makeup containers, bottles, and jars. It is a way of becoming cost-effective and helping protect the environment as well. Here are several tips that I wanted to share with my earnest readers. Hopefully, these can help you out. It’s all a matter of combining creativity and patience.

Helpful Pointers

Let’s start with glass bottles and jars.

Prepare the empty containers by washing thoroughly and sterilizing. Immerse in a basin filled with hot and soapy water for several hours. This will help take away the sticky labels.

Use glass bottles to store leftover paint that you can use for retouching walls. There’s no need to purchase new paint in doing minor freshening. Bottles with good-looking shapes can also be transformed into flower vases.

Empty marmalade jars can be used to serve fruity cocktail drinks and summer punch during family get-togethers.

Any small or medium-sized container is a good choice for pencil and pen stand. You may also keep small screws, pins, and nails in said containers. Or, fill these up with soil to make them heavy and used as free weights like small dumbbells for home-based exercise sessions.

Glass bottles also look remarkable as home décor and improvised candlesticks. If you’re a bit more resourceful and go farther, try putting small bulbs in colored bottles. Group these according to your desired effects to create a cheerful mood.

Keep cookies and other goodies as well as baked muffins in glass jars. Likewise, such containers are ideal organizers for sewing materials. You can easily stash buttons, needles, and threads so these small items do not get lost or misplaced.

A large jar is a perfect option for mini terrarium. However, you need to buy pebbles, peat moss, activated charcoal (fine black powder), and appropriate soil. Make sure the soil remains healthy to prevent the plant roots from decaying. Charcoal is essential for terrariums since it filters air and helps keep the sealed container clean.

An empty glass jar is also an ideal kitchen accessory. You can stockpile a blend of essential oils, herbs, dried fruits, and spices for giving your rooms with a fragrant scent. This concoction requires heating to work effectively and reused later on. Store the jar inside your fridge till that time comes.

Makeup Containers

The first step is to clean the used compact, lip balm, or perfume bottle. See to it there’s no powder or substance left.

An old pressed powder compact may be recycled into a solid perfume flask. It allows you to preserve the stylish compact as well as create a personalized and pleasant scent. You can fill the small container with essential oils and you have an instant body spray.

Tiny lip balm containers have a variety of colors that look cute and trendy. Why ditch the versatile pods when you can convert them into a storage solution for small knick-knacks like earrings or medicine capsules. The lip balm case is also an excellent storage for bobby pins so you’re sure of keeping them. These handy fixtures are perfect for travel or home use.

Old blush-on makeup and eye shadows can be made into glitter paint. Remove the excess makeup from their containers and create fine particles. Add colors to bottles half-filled with white glue. Stir using a skewer to make sure the mixture is blended well. You can apply the sparkling paint directly from the glue bottle.

The empty perform bottle is also a nice piece of exquisite décor along with powder containers that can function as pretty ornamental jars.

Recycling Process

Glass bottles are recycled quickly. These can be back in store shelves after 30 days. A glass bottle may be reused many times without any loss in clarity. While the bottles have decreased in weight by around 40 percent, these items still correspond to the heaviest form of packaging if these are brought to dump sites. However, avoid breaking the bottles because broken glass cannot be recycled.

Most recyclers leave the labels and foils on but separate the metal caps. This ensures all liquids are removed completely. Corks must also be taken away. Separate non-containers from the recycling process since these items cannot be reprocessed with the containers.