Hey y’all! So recently I flattened out an EOS lip balm which I was pretty impressed with seeing as I’ve never been able to keep track of a lip balm long enough to finish it before. The one I finished is the Medicated Tangerine and it is my absolute favorite! Its got a nice fruity scent, it is exceptionally moisturizing and feels really nice on the lips.
As the balm has gotten lower and lower, I had been contemplating what to do because how could you throw away those cute little eggs? There seemed to be some use I could get out of it so, I started scraping and found that the base is a weird little wheel thing. I would recommend having a small empty container when you do this because there is a surprising amount of balm left over, and there’s no reason to waste it.
I’m sure you could find more sophisticated tools to use, but I live in a shoebox (the joys of a sorority house), so I just used what I had lying around which was:
-old cuticle scissors
-finished EOS balm
1. Start by scraping out the top with a stick, knife, anything. You’ll start to hit plastic and when that happens just push the balm through the gaps.
2. Use scissors to cut each spoke and remove the wheel.
3. Collect the left over balm and put it in a small container to continue using!
4. Use a wipe, napkin, paper towel, whatever to clean it out and you’re done!
Obviously, I had travel in mind, and these will be perfect to put lotions, liquid makeup, etc. in for my carry-on. They’re also the perfect size for small jewelry. In the picture, I have two pairs of earrings and a necklace and there is still plenty of room for more small pieces.
There are endless ways to re-use these pots. Comment below with other ideas of how to use your recycled EOS balms!