5 ways to reuse your beauty product packaging –

Do you have any attractive beauty packaging that you wish you could keep and reuse? Here are five wonderful ways to do it.

Presentation is a big part of the success of a product. You can’t just throw a product in a plastic bag and expect it to sell, it has to grab the consumer’s attention.

This is especially true of reconcile and beauty products. Since the product is meant to grab the attention of someone looking to enhance their own beauty, beauty products are often presented in glamorous and feminine containers.

This packaging can be reused for all kinds of projects, too much.

Do you have any attractive beauty packaging that you wish you could keep and reuse?

Here are five wonderful ways to do it:

1. Body scrub with the potted plant

The body scrub should be packed in larger and wider jars so that you can dip your fingers in them and take a little scrub. The same is true for body butter.

When these containers are empty, they make perfect DIY plant pots.

All you have to do is clean the container, add soil and a plant, and There ! You have a cute little houseplant.

Be sure to drill holes in the bottom to allow excess water to drain out. Place it on a plate as well so you don’t end up with a spill.

If the container looks nice enough as it is, you don’t have to do anything but enjoy your new jar. You can even decorate the container with acrylic paint or glue glass beads to the container for an even more glamorous look.

Do you prefer a bohemian or nautical look? You can stick rope around the outside! See a full tutorial here.

2. Empty container with prefabricated cotton pads

Have you noticed that there is a dire shortage of convenient travel-size cosmetic containers?

Well, if you have an empty cosmetic container, you can make one yourself!

To do this, wash an empty cosmetic container. Make sure the width of the container opening will fit a cotton pad. The moisturizer and powder containers work particularly well.

Once you’ve cleaned the container, add cottons and fill it with toner or makeup remover (make one for each, if you like).

These pre-soaked cottons are ready to use and perfect for travel. Carry it in your car or purse to make sure you always have cottons on hand!

3. Eye shadow in jar for earring organizer

If you use a lot of jarred eyeshadows, you can save the empty shadows and turn them into a great earring organizer.

Gather all your old jarred eyeshadows and wash them off. Once you’ve had enough, glue them onto a wooden serving tray or cutting board.

Before gluing the pots, you can paint or embellish the board as you see fit.

Tie the jars in a cool design or spell your name. Once you have your organizer the way you want, use each individual jar to hold a set of earrings or a ring.

You will never have to search for a matching pair of earrings again!

Alternatively, you can glue magnets to the bottom of your eye shadow jars and attach them to a metal cookie sheet. Finally, stick a ribbon on the back of the cookie sheet and you can hang it on the wall.

4. Herbal tincture serum

Serums like lactic acid or vitamin supplements come in small oil droppers. These droppers, when empty, are perfect for reuse as a medicinal or culinary dispenser.

You can use an empty, cleaned dropper to make a mixture of olive oil or jojoba oil and any essential oils of your choice. Essential oils can do wonders for your skin and overall health!

This article uses roller blades to distribute the oil, but it has some great recipes (and droppers work just as well).

You can even make your own herbal tinctures with fresh ingredients. This item gives you lots of ideas to try out and how to make them happen.

You can also make vanilla extract with cheap vodka and a fresh vanilla bean. Read this baker’s recipe for homemade vanilla extract.

5. Beauty box to gift box

As we have already mentioned, many beauty products come in attractive packaging. Even the boxes that hold the containers are pretty.

There is no reason to throw away these durable boxes. Instead, you can use them to create premium gift boxes.

Cover any product label with your own label or cover the entire box with scrapbooking paper.

You can also use these boxes as jewelry organizers, makeup organizers, or just to hold beautiful random things.

If you can’t reuse, recycle

Many companies offer discounts to refill their products instead of buying new bottles. Other companies may not offer discounts on refills, but they do everything possible to make it easier to recycle their containers.

Aveda, Le Labo Fragrances, Garnier, MAC, Cote and Lilah B are just a few of these environmentally conscious companies.

If you’re concerned about your impact on the environment (and want to find ways to save money in the process), check out this list recycling opportunities for beauty brands.


When it comes to reusing beauty product packaging, the potential is endless. Be creative and let your imagination run wild!

Then find ways to reuse other types of packaging. You’ll be contributing less waste to already overcrowded landfills and enjoying the sense of pride that comes with turning waste into something useful and beautiful.

Reduce, reuse and preserve the environment!

Adam Marshall is a freelance writer specializing in apartment planning, real estate, and college counseling. He is currently working with The Verge Greeley to help them with their online marketing.

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