When you finally squeeze that last drop out of your Aloe Herb Cleanser, where does your bottle go from there? They're recyclable, so that's an easy green option. But if you upcycle them instead, you can give them new life.
Most of our products come in Miron glass, which helps prolong their shelf life by blocking out light. That makes them great for storing your own concoctions, also! This article will give you some fun ideas for putting your bottles to use, along with recipes for some awesome DIY skin care.
1. Use Toning Mist Bottles as Oil Sprayers
Want to add just a bit of oil to your salad, popcorn, or veggies? A spray bottle is an awesome trick. Once you're done with your toning mist, fill the bottle with olive or grapeseed oil (solid oils like coconut won’t work for this). This will help you get a little dose of healthy fats into your meal. This also works great to grease the bottom of a baking pan!
2. Store DIY Body Scrub
A body scrub is one of the easiest things you can make yourself. Our recipe uses sugar, but you can also use salt if you prefer. Adjust the essential oils to create a scent that you love, and consider adding coffee grounds to the mix (coffee is said to help with cellulite).
3. Store DIY Mineral Blush
When someone asks you how you got your rosy glow, you can say it's natural! All it takes is three ingredients: arrowroot powder, tapioca starch, and beet root powder, and you've got yourself a natural blush.
This stores well in the same containers we mentioned above—any of our scrub or mask tubs.
4. Small Flower Vases
You can never have enough flower vases. We like using the 200mL Coconut Body Oil and Radiant Skin Silk bottles to display small flower arrangements. They fit perfectly in a windowsill or can add some brightness to your desk space without taking up too much room.
5. Reuse Oil and Serum Bottles with Your Own Blends
Our Facial Serum and Facial Oils come in Miron glass pump bottles that help preserve the contents and make for really easy dispensing. So rather than recycling them, why not refill them with your favorite carrier oil or essential oil blend and use them again? You can even give these as gifts!
Here, Niquita removed the label from her Citrus Stem Cell Serum bottle and refilled it with another favorite—rosehip oil.
Have combination skin? Here are some carrier oils and essential oils your skin loves.
6. Store Lip Balm in Sample Containers
Making your own lip balm is surprisingly easy. With something you're putting on your lips, it's extra important to know exactly what's inside. And you can store your homemade lip balm in your empty sample tubs (from cleansers, masks, and scrubs).
These sample containers are more useful than you'd think! Another cool thing, for artists out there, is to use the tubs to store water color paints that come in a tube. Simply squeeze the paint into your clean sample tub (the cleanser, mask, and scrub containers) for a storage-friendly paint palette.
Here's an easy recipe if you want to try a DIY lip balm:
If you don't want to go through the trouble of making the lip balm, you can use the tub to store coconut oil for an easy, on-the-go lip saver. We added a little peppermint oil to ours.
Have you gotten samples yet? Click here to try some of the most popular products from our line!
We had so many ideas for upcycling these containers (more than we had time to photograph). Here are some other ways our team reuses our containers:
7. Toning mist bottles to water plants: Simply clean our your toning mist bottle and refill it with water. Give your plants a spritz when they're thirsty.
8. Refill Rosemary Body Wash bottles: Who doesn't love an easy pump hand soap? You can refill your Rosemary Body Wash with some Dr. Bronner's, diluted, and keep by your sink for hand washing.
9. DIY Candles: Our mask and scrub tubs are the perfect size for storing DIY candles!
10. Hair treatment spray: Toning mist bottles make it really easy to apply hair treatments. Make your own and store it in your empty toning mist bottle to keep your hair super healthy. Since our Rosemary Toning Mist is good for your hair, Courtney added some jojoba oil and eucalyptus oil to hers to create an amazing hair treatment. She sprays it on and leaves it for ten minutes before washing it out.
How do you reuse your Annmarie Skin Care bottles? Let us know in the comments below!
Annmarie Gianni is a mother, health activist, entrepreneur, and founder of 3 successful businesses. Over ten years ago, she and her husband, Kevin, formed a team and Annmarie Skin Care was founded to provide a clean, natural skin care experience using natural, organic and wildcrafted ingredients. After a few years of focusing on creating a successful skin care business, Annmarie was able to step away and focus on raising her kids. Today, you’d find Annmarie volunteering her time at her kid’s school, helping out at community events, going on trail runs, and spending quality time with her family.
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