I’ve shared my DIY skincare supplies list with ingredients that I use in my DIY beauty products, so it’s only fair that I also share with you where I get the containers I use as well!
I try to use glass as much as possible for my DIYs with essential oils. Infinity Jars are what I consider the gold standard for glass containers because of how thick-walled they are, and how dark they are to protect your products from sunlight. They aren’t really affordable for giving away samples or small gifts, though, so I do use other containers as well. Here’s a run-down on my DIY beauty containers list.
1 – Jars for creams and body butters
I have also gotten jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging with white domed caps that are really nice for giving gifts.
These small jars are great for putting in your purse.
2 – Dropper bottles for serums
Serums and face oils like the DIY face moisturizer I love are easiest to use in dropper bottles like these.
3 – Spray bottles
I use spray bottles for face toners, linen/room sprays, outdoor sprays, deodorizing sprays and purifying sprays.
Larger ones like these are handy for items you keep around the house.
Smaller ones like these are great for putting in your bag.
4 – Roller bottles
My favourite way to make a roller bottle is using Young Living’s roller fitments onto any of my empty essential oils bottles. They are really affordable, and have stainless steel rollers. However, I don’t always have enough empty bottles if I’m doing a workshop, so I sometimes purchase other roller bottles. Infinity Jars roller bottles have a stainless steel roller, which are really nice quality. When I do workshops or give friends custom roll-ons, I get more affordable ones like these.
I have also gotten glass roller bottles before, which are typically a bit cheaper than the stainless steel ones if you’re looking to save money.
If you’re in Canada, Voyageur Soap & Candle has a wide range of roller bottles, including small ones that are great for giving as gifts or samples. In the US, Abundant Health also carries them – I’ve also ordered from Abundant Health as they do ship to Canada.
I love these little mini 2 ml roller bottles for giving away.
5 – Lip balm tubes
Plastic lip balm tubes are not my favourite choice because they usually end up in the garbage, contributing to plastic pollution. However, they are the easiest option and people are used to them. I try to reuse the ones I have in order to lessen my plastic footprint. My daughter and I have given away gingerbread lip balm and chocolate mint lip balm to her school friends with very positive feedback.
I have gotten paperboard tubes to make my moisturizing lip balm, and I do like them. Instead of twisting like the plastic tubes, it has a disc at the bottom that you push up to move the lip balm upwards. They are readily available in the USA from SKS Bottle & Packaging, but harder to come by in Canada.
6 – Foamer pumps
I use my local swap page to collect used foaming soap pumps from people so they don’t end up in the garbage, and I can reuse them for my DIY foaming hand soap. If you don’t have old ones to use, you can buy the foamer pumps separately from SKS Bottle & Packaging.
You can also get mini foamer pump containers, which I like for keeping a small travel-sized soap in my bag. In Canada, they’re easy to get from Voyageur Soap & Candle.
Is there anything I missed on my DIY beauty containers list?
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