Repurpose Your Empty Cosmetic Containers

Don’t throw away your cosmetic containers – give them a second life

Throwing away beautifully designed empties can be a bit heartbreaking and not so sustainable. So, you’ve used up the perfume, lipstick, or facial cosmetic container, what happens to the remaining container? To help drive sustainability you can put those empty containers to better use. Repurposing cosmetic empties not only drives sustainability but also saves you money.

Source: Kiehl’s UK

Here are three ways to repurpose cosmetic empty containers:

1. Making oil diffusers from perfume bottles.

Repurposing perfume bottles is so easy. Just take out the spray mechanism, then add a diffuser oil. Lastly, give it a slight shake, then add some reeds and you have a repurposed diffuser.


2. Empty lipstick containers can be used as a bobby pin holder.

Is your lipstick finished? Clean the lipstick container tube and turn it into a bobby pin holder for your pins.

3. Large makeup containers or compacts can be used as a DIY sewing kit or earring storage.

After you have finished using the product you need to wash and dry the container. Right after the container or compact is dry, you can store your earrings, sewing pins, buttons, and safety pins.

Source: Kiehl’s Facebook page

Tip: Once you’ve finished a product, consider its container’s potential beyond its initial use. Give your cosmetic empties a new lease on life—they all deserve a second chance.