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. A rule of thumb is that if you want your products to last longer, go with a darker coloured jar, rather than clear. Here’s a run-down of my DIY beauty containers list.
1 – Jars for creams and body butters
Small jars are perfect for my much-needed moisturizing creams (like my DIY luxurious moisturizing cream and DIY dry skin relief cream) and body butter. They’re great for giving as gifts and popping in your bag!
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, purifying sprays, and DIY cleaners.
Larger ones like these are handy for items you keep around the house.
Smaller ones like these are great for putting in your bag.
I use these really small ones for my purse, for giving samples for friends to try, and for DIY workshops. My daughter’s friends will come over and we’ll make little sprays together for them to take home – a fun party favour!
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. When I do workshops or give friends custom roll-ons, I get more affordable ones like these.
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 to make my moisturizing lip balm, and although they are more expensive, they are much better for the environment! 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 also hold way more lip balm than the plastic ones, so you’re replacing them much less frequently.
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. You can also buy ones that fit onto mason jars from Re:Plenish or EcoChick Mobile Refills.
Is there anything I missed on my DIY beauty containers list?
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