If you’ve found yourself on our page, you likely care about sustainability. Luckily, we do too! In fact, it’s one of our main priorities when it comes to creating our products. Safe and ethically sourced ingredients and packaging are definitely important factors to look for when choosing which products to buy, but how can you continue making a positive impact even after using it? That’s where repurposing comes in. Instead of throwing away old packaging, you can reuse it and turn it into something completely new! Keep reading to learn about the benefits of repurposing and some ideas for your next DIY project...
What are the benefits?
Throughout our lives we’re constantly reminded to reduce, reuse and recycle. In this case, we’re going to highlight why reuse in particular is so important. Although you can always recycle your ILERA Apothecary products, this is not the preferred method, as it still requires the use of water, energy, and other resources in order to break down the materials. Although it creates much less pollution than that of creating new products from raw materials, it still is greater than simply reusing an item. Not only is repurposing better for the environment, but it allows you to use your DIY skills to create an entirely new purpose with materials you already own. This is also a super cheap option, and means that the possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can create.
If you’re struggling to come up with ideas, don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. Here are five easy ways you can repurpose your old ILERA Apothecary jars into something completely new!
- Home for Plants
After cleaning out your used product jar, fill it with soil and plant a seed of your choice and watch your plant grow! Just remember to give it proper love and care, and your ILERA Apothecary jar will serve as the perfect home.
- Extra Storage
If you’re looking for a more practical use, old product jars are great for extra storage! Whether it’s jewelry, pencils, or other small personal items, these jars are the perfect size to hold it. You can even decorate the outside of it to give it a personal feel.
- Coin Holder
Speaking of keeping items safe, what’s more important than having a place to hold all your loose change? Instead of buying a piggy bank or other coin holder, you can use your old product to hold all of your cash or loose change in one place.
- Home Decor
For those of you looking to spice up your room, use your glass jar to add some extra decoration. The jar on its own is perfect for a minimalist look, or you can decorate it however you choose!
- DIY candle
Lastly, using our jars as the base for a candle is the perfect way to get an alternative use out of it. If you’re really a DIY master, making your own candle and filling it into the jar is a great way to show off your creative skills. If crafting isn’t really your thing, you can always just use it to hold a candle you already own for a sleek look!