If you’ve been stocking up on Primally Pure products, you may have a few empty bottles and jars laying around. In honor of Earth Day, we’re sharing the best ways to repurpose your empty skincare containers!
Keep scrolling for 7 easy, creative and inexpensive ways to recycle, reuse + repurpose your PP packaging.
Swap out plastic bags or tupperware by repurposing your PP jars! Our Sea Soak and Flower Bath jars make the perfect easy-to-pack, plastic-free, to-go food containers – and most mornings our team members show up to the office with their breakfast in a bath salts jar. 🙂 Whether it’s chia pudding, overnight oats, a green smoothie, your morning snack or a quinoa salad, these spill-free jars make the most convenient (and kind of cute!) containers for any meal on the go.
Plus these bigger jars are the best (and most sustainable) way to store leftovers in the fridge, display loose leaf tea and store any other bulk kitchen items! These jars have literally taken over my kitchen cabinets – and all I have to do is take more baths to stock up on kitchen storage. Sounds like a win-win to me!
PLANT A SUCCULENT
If you’re a Flower Bath or Body Butter lover (like us), you might have a few empty larger jars lying around. Our body butter and bath salts jars are the perfect size for planting small succulents, little cacti and herb gardens!
You can never have too many plants – it’s just not possible. Plants help to purify the air in your home and office space. Plus, surrounding yourself with life-giving greenery has been proven to improve mood and memory, reduce stress and fatigue, and enhance overall well-being. You no longer have to feel guilty about your body butter addiction, it’s helping you plant a garden. 😉
Tip: Since there’s no drainage hole in the bottom of our jars, just be sure to be mindful of how much water you’re giving your plant! I’ve personally had a little cactus living in an 8 oz. Body Butter jar for a couple of years and it’s still going strong.
ALL THINGS FLORAL
Like we mentioned planting succulents above, there’s more plant goodness that can happen with your empty skincare containers. Save Body Oil or Baby Oil bottles and repurpose them as a small vase for dried flowers to add a touch of nature to your decor or gift a friend with a mini bouquet in a mist bottle. If you’re into propagating your plants, these also make the perfect place to start growing a whole new addition to your plant fam!
You can also use mist and spray bottles to mix up some plant juice to keep your leafy greens + flowers thriving with a blend of pure water + essential oils to keep bugs away and your plant babies healthy.
While we do our best to care for our skin with non-toxic products, nutrient-dense foods and quality beauty sleep, sometimes life throws us curve balls and we’re not always as consistent with our skincare routine + healthy lifestyle as we’d like to be. That’s why we love adding in skin-loving supplements into our day-to-day. But sometimes when you’re on the road or running through your day you can forget to take them. Enter: your empty skincare containers!
Save your Skin-Specific Mask and Beauty Cream jars for an easy way to store your supplements! You can fit at least a few days’ worth of supplements (depending on how many you take on the daily) into each little jar – plus they conveniently fit in your bag or carry-on.
This is one our team loves to implement – especially when it comes to traveling. While we offer TSA-approved sizes, be sure to save these smaller jars and bottles to refill with your larger products to take on the plane or pack in the car. It’s earth-friendly (and budget-friendly!) by buying the bigger product sizes then simply refilling your empty 1 oz. or 2 oz. packaging.
DIY BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Get tousled beach waves + texture while recycling empty PP spray + mist bottles. After your skin soaks in all of the beauty benefits from our Complexion Mists and Everything Spray (or your seasonal Room Spray and Palo Santo Aromatherapy Mist), keep your empty bottles to make your own DIY beauty products! One of our favs is making a sea salt spray:
Fill your empty bottles with warm water and 1 tablespoon of epsom salts then shake until the salt dissolves. Once the water has cooled, add 1 teaspoon of organic jojoba oil to lightly hydrate your hair and 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel (but remember to steer clear of the chemical-filled green aloe products). Finish with a few drops of your favorite essential oils – we love lemongrass for a fresh, just off the beach scent.
For more DIY beauty ideas, check out this post!
ORGANIZE LITERALLY ANYTHING
We had to finish with this one because there are countless options to repurpose your empty skincare containers that we haven’t mentioned! We encourage you to get creative and have fun with your PP empties. 🙂 From office supplies like paper clips + tacks to toiletries like q-tips + bobby pins and kitchen items like loose leaf teas and leftovers, you can organize and store literally anything in our Body Butter, Beauty Cream and Skin-Specific Mask jars.
With all of our different jar + bottle sizes, you’re bound to find one that can store all your necessities. Throw one in your purse to avoid digging into the abyss of your bag for a bobby pin, place one on your desk to help you feel more organized, keep one in your car cup holder to keep all your PP Lip Balms (anyone else addicted?!) and keep your kitchen cabinets + counters stocked. Repurposing your PP empties can help you stay more organized and prepared in case of an office or beauty emergency. 😉
How have you reused, recycled or repurposed your PP packaging? We’d love to add your ideas to our list, so leave us a comment below!