Homemade Candles, Planters, and Lip Balm: Creative Uses for Your Empty Makeup Containers!

Homemade Candles, Planters, and Lip Balm: Creative Uses for Your Empty Makeup Containers!

I opened the curtains and welcomed the sunlight into the room. The morning air was exceptionally fresh, and a gentle breeze blew inside, bringing in a breath of fresh air that invigorated me. Just as the water had come to a boil, the doorbell rang - a moment that happified my morning routine. This simple pleasure is a reminder of the joy that comes from finding happiness in the little things in life.

"Good morning. These are the freshly baked pancakes that I made this morning. I had intended to grab two cups of coffee on my way up, but I remembered that you have been studying pour-over coffee lately, so I decided to try your technique," Kelly handed me my favorite banana pancakes before even entering the house.

"I initially started learning how to make pour-over coffee to save money, but I was surprised to find that the coffee I brew at home actually tastes better than the coffee I usually buy," I said as I measured the water temperature with a thermometer. "Just give me a minute, making coffee takes some time."

"Are you organizing your makeup table?" Kelly noticed the pile of empty makeup containers on the dining table. "These boxes are too pretty to throw away, so I just stack them in a big box."

COLOOP believe in trying to upcycle before recycling, giving new life to the objects that have accompanied us through many great moments." Scroll down to continue...

DIY tinted lip balm
Making your own tinted lip balm is a great way to upcycle your makeup containers. Not only are they often beautifully designed and aesthetically pleasing, but they can also be repurposed as storage boxes. In addition to storing items such as earrings and hairpins, you can also use them to store your own homemade tinted lip balm. Simply cut a small piece of a colored lipstick and mix it in a 1:1 ratio with petroleum jelly. You can adjust the color depth according to your personal preference, and then fill it into your container. If you want the surface of your lip balm to be smooth and polished, you can use a hair dryer to melt the surface and then let it cool. And voila, your homemade tinted lip balm is ready to use!

Many moisturizers come in beautiful glass containers that are often too pretty to throw away. After cleaning the container and removing the label, you can upcycle it into a beautiful scented candle, reducing waste and creating a relaxing and cozy atmosphere in your home.

Cut a candle wick to the appropriate size and secure it in the bottom of the container. Melt soy wax in a double boiler until it is completely liquefied. Once the wax has melted, add 3% essential oils to the mixture. Finally, pour the liquid wax into the container and let it sit for 48 hours to solidify.

All of these materials can be found at chemical supply stores in Hong Kong.

After cleaning out your makeup container, you can repurpose it into a unique and one-of-a-kind planter. First, line the bottom of the container with a layer of hydrophobic gravel to prevent the roots of the plant from getting waterlogged. Then, fill the container with soil and your favorite green plant. If you want to make it even simpler, you can just add water and grow aquatic plants directly in the upcycled container. This is a great way to reduce waste and add a touch of green to your living space.

(image source:https://theklog.co/repurpose-skin-care-containers/)

These small DIY projects are enough to help us enjoy a leisurely holiday.

"The coffee smells great," Kelly couldn't resist taking a sip of the steaming hot coffee.

 I want to discover more:

- Proper methods for cleaning and discarding cosmetics
>> Discarding Unnecessary Cosmetic Products Through the Practice of Minimalism

- Reduce plastic use in our daily lives to decrease the amount of plastic waste that ends up entangling our oceans
>> From Plastic Waste to "Ocean Plastic": How Can We Respond?

- Even if it can’t be used on the skin, it can still be put to good use on objects.
>>What should I do with expired cosmetics at home?

- Explore which brands take responsibility for recycling their own beauty product containers.
>> Protect the Earth with Small Acts: Beauty Product Containers Can Also Be Recycled!

- Maximize the benefits of fragmented time and quickly understand the choices of eco-refill packaging on the market.
>> The Evolution of Cosmetic Eco-Refill Packaging

- With so many different types of materials used in cosmetics packaging, how can we properly sort and recycle them?
>>Embrace Sustainable Beauty: Love the Earth and Enhance Your Beauty


Last update: 2023/07/01
Your knowledge matters, share with us