Anyone out there interested in upcycling and saving our planet? All Pantry products come in durable glass jars that can be reused or recycled after use!
Not ready to part with your jar yet? Here is how to unwrap the jars and few ideas of how you can put these jars to use around the house.
How to remove wraps from glass jars
Removing the wrap from a Pantry glass product jar is as easy as adding warm water! Simply hold the jar under running hot sink water for about a minute before you will be able to peel the wrap off.
Sink water not hot enough? Try this fail-proof method for removing labels and wraps from glass product jars:
- Boil a pot of water that is high enough to cover the product jar without overflowing.
- Place jar inside boiling water for about 1 minute, or until you see the wrap starting to form bubbling or peel off the jar.
- Use tongs to remove the jar-- it will be HOT!
- Use a kitchen towel to rub the remaining wrap off of the jar, being careful not to touch the hot glass jar with bare hands.
- Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before handling with bare hands.
Ideas for upcycling glass product jars
Create your own seasoning blend
Ever find that you have some hero recipes that you cook almost every week? You can pre-mix the seasoning blends and store them for future cooking to save time. Many store-bought mixes have extra additives and can cost a higher price than making these blend and home. Not only will buying spices in bulk and mixing your own save time and money-- you can make it just the way you like.
Some of our favorites to prep at home include: cajun mix, chili blend, ranch mix, Italian blend, and taco/fajita mixes.
Store your Pantry-EVOO infused dressings and sauces
Pantry jars are all created as airtight containers with child-proof lids. If you are cooking with cannabis and want to store your products safely, re-using the Pantry jar can be a great option. The cannabis labeling will also be a good reminder to the rest of the family or housemates that this is an infused-food.
Overnight Oats or Chia Pudding-- with all the toppings of course
Pantry jars are just small enough, and just big enough, to function as a single serving size pack that helps with portion control. A no-cook, low-stress, option can be to prepare overnight oats for the next day’s breakfast. Just add oats (or chia seeds) and coconut milk (or milk alternative) and let sit in the fridge overnight. The next morning you can top with peanut or almond butter, fruits, coconuts-- whatever toppings you please!
Store herbs grown in your garden
Cut off more than you are ready to use? These airtight containers will keep your herbs fresh for days in the fridge.
No herb-garden? Start one!
I bet now some of you are wishing you had fresh herbs to cut… Have no fear! These jars are also a wonderful size for planting new herb seeds, growing cuttings/seedling or even sprouting avocados in the safety of your warm, sunny kitchen.
Create your own bath salt blends with essential oils
Not a green thumb but still want to DIY? Maybe a self-care day is in order. Essential oils can have various therapeutic effects, and can easily be combined with epsom salt to have a relaxing, soothing or invigorating effect on the body and the mind.
Relabel and regift
If you have MANY Pantry jars (wooohoo! Someones been enjoying themself...), then maybe some gifting is in order. Create your favorite essential oil blend and batch create a few bath salt jars. Spray paint or add a sticker label and you have a beautiful (and cost-effective) gift that you can create for pennies per jar!
Make a DIY face or hair mask
Another option for those of us who are more shower-inclined than our bath group is to create fresh, natural hair or face mask and store in the glass jars.
Organize your jewelry and knick-knacks
Ever find that you constantly have… things, just lying around on your nightstand? Let’s give them some homes! Pantry jars can be a great home for rings, bracelets, hair ties/clips, loose change, or other knick-knacks. The glass jars are likely non-reactive with most items you can think to store in them, and again, the airtight lid will help protect your precious items from the elements.
Refill this snack pack and take it on the go
In the end, Pantry jars were created to store food, and they can be reused for this purpose. These snack pack jars can be used to take nuts, trail mix, or other snacks on the go. The child-proof jar lid is more durable than the tops on typical tupperware/ziploc bags usually used for storing snacks, and these jars will make sure the snacks stay contained in your bag.
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