At Tailor, we strive to be eco-conscious and sustainable, and we want to inspire our community to be the same.
Before we get into it, some helpful hints - for gems with a sticker, simply soak the container in some warm water with dishwashing liquid. Once the glue has softened, peel or scrape off.
Turn packaging into vases
We think the blue bottles are pretty cute! Use them to display some beautiful flowers or greenery. Dried flowers work well – simply style and admire from afar.
Reuse as jewellery storage
Reuse old Gold Dust and other skincare containers to store your favourite jewels and earrings. It’s also perfect for bobby pins, hair clips and other trinkets.
If you’re not needing jewellery storage, try making a DIY lavender linen spray for a dreamy night’s sleep.
DIY Lavender Linen Spray
This recipe makes around 250ml of linen spray, so make sure you have a couple of empty bottles handy.
~ 24 drops of lavender essential oil
~ 1 tbsp vodka (rubbing alcohol works too)
~ 1 Cup Filtered water
Start by adding essential oils and vodka, swirl to combine. After fifteen minutes, add water until nearly full. Test the recipe – if needed, add more essential oil. Transfer to Tailor bottle and cap with spray trigger.
Create your own DIY solid perfume
Go retro and store a solid perfume in a Gold Dust Jar!
DIY Solid Perfume
This recipe makes around 15mls.
~ 2 tsp candelilla wax
~ 2 tsp jojoba oil
~ 40 drops essential oil(s) of your choice
Create a water bath and bring to a simmer. Place candelilla wax in a small metal or heatproof glass bowl. Heat and stir until the wax has melted.
Mix in the jojoba oil and stir well, before adding the essential oils.
As the perfume matures, the scent intensifies. To apply, rub a clean finger across the solid perfume and apply to wrists. Perfume will keep for 12 months.
Get creative, there are lots of ideas on Pinterest for how to repurpose skincare containers. If you give this a go, make sure you show us!
Have fun + tag @tailorskincare in your creations.