5 Ways to Save Money and Live Simply by Reusing Glass Containers

Want to save money and reduce plastic in your home? Live more naturally and find out how at crunchymamascience.com!I’m on a mission to reduce plastic use in my home, reuse as much as possible, and create an organized, simple system for storage! The biggest way I do this is by reusing glass containers for many purposes. I love glass containers. They are sturdy, last for decades, clean easily, don’t leach toxic chemicals, and are incredibly versatile! Not only that, they also save money in the long run, because they are reusable and are able to be re purposed.

I have collected many glass containers in the past few years, and I am loving it! It’s a great system for organization. Here are six items you can use to reduce waste, reduce plastic, reuse, and live a more organized, simple life.

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1. The Mason Jar

Everybody should have mason jars in their kitchen. They are honestly the most versatile, useful, and hearty container around. You can do pretty much anything with them. I have a ton of mason jars because they can be used for seriously everything. I keep them in my cabinet and they function as water glasses until I need them for another purpose. You can use them to:

  • Ferment things
  • Home can things
  • Drink water
  • Store dried goods
  • Store liquids
  • Make protein shakes
  • Plant herbs
  • Store parmesan cheese
  • Store baking soda

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2. The Glass Dropper

Glass Dropper Bottles are gold for DIY skincare and herbal remedies. You will use them all the time and won’t need to continue to buy small plastic replacements because you can just refill these with bulk ingredients. I use them for:

  • Toner
  • Serum/moisturizer
  • Hair serum
  • Essential oil blends
  • Massage oil
  • Tinctures

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3. The Spray Bottle

Goodbye Febreze, goodbye chemically laced body spray, and goodbye all-purpose cleaning bottles!

I have a wide variety of sizes of glass (also stainless steel) spray bottles in my home. I use them for (smallest to largest):

  • Bathroom spray
  • Pillow/room spray
  • Body spray and perfume
  • Sleepytime spray
  • DIY bug spray
  • DIY hand sanitizer
  • DIY disinfectant
  • DIY cloth wipe spray
  • DIY all-purpose cleaner
  • DIY weed killer

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4. The Spice Shaker

You will save SO MUCH MONEY if you stop buying a new spice shaker and only buy the refills in bulk. Once you make the initial investment in uniform glass shakers, all you must do from then on out is keep a bulk resealable bag of the spice and refill your shaker when necessary. Plus, they are way prettier. It took me awhile to get this collection; I just replaced them with glass containers as I used the old ones up.

Another use for them is baking soda for carpets, shoes, and other cleaning, as well as dry shampoo.

(These are from World Market, but Target has similar spices)

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5. The Soap Dispenser

I no longer buy a soap dispenser, use it up, throw it away, and buy another one. I have a glass foaming soap dispenser for each bathroom and I make my own refillable soap. I will buy a large bottle of essential oil scented castile soap, fill a quarter of the jar with it, fill the rest with boiled or distilled water, and I’m done!

If I want to get fancy, I add a shot of vegetable gycerine to offer a bit more moisturizing power to the hand soap.

 

So, there you go! Some simple ways I use glass around my home. I also save old salsa jars, coconut butter jars, kombucha bottles, and other various glass items to be reused!

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Don’t forget glass is totally clean and safe too. Unlike “stainless steel” that can leach metals into your food and drink or plastic that will leach nasty chemicals glass is almost completely safe. (except colored glass, glass that’s colored can sometimes contain lead) One can also save glass jars they buy from the grocery store. For instance, we make homemade yogurt from old pickle jars. When you save the glass bottles, you don’t get upset when one breaks because you’re going to buy more pickles anyway 🙂

Zhade
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YES!!! The mason jar!! We drank out of these all the time when I was a kid and my husband always thought we were crazy for doing it once he joined the family…..however, Ive caught him drinking out of them a time or two!

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