Upcycle and Reuse The Skinny Jars to Celebrate Earth Day!

Upcycle and Reuse The Skinny Jars to Celebrate Earth Day!

To celebrate Earth Day, we are passing on these helpful tips to upcycle our glass jars.

reuse glass jar as salt holder

We find that scooping out the last bit of coconut goodness from our jars is extremely satisfying, (a bamboo spoon works great for that, by the way), once it's empty, what do you do with the jar? We've got a few ideas for you!

Why does The Skinny use glass jars?

We guarantee no harmful chemicals are present in the ingredients of our products. Because of this, we package our coconut oil in glass jars to maintain the integrity of our products and to ensure we maintain quality that is up to our standards.

While recycling the glass is always an option once you’ve scooped out the last of your oil and cleaned the jar, our customers have shared with us some creative uses for our jars and we wanted to pass those ideas onto you!

Creative Ways to Upcycle The Skinny Jars

Storing small items tiny, decorative glass jars

Our 2 oz jars are great for storing small items, such as jewelry, medications, spices, tea lights, buttons, and more! 

You can find the 2oz jars as packaging for our Cleansing Balms

Jars to keep bathrooms tidy

The 4 oz jar is low and wide, making it ideal for holding bathroom items such as bobby pins, hair ties, and cotton-tipped swabs.

You can find the 4 oz jars as the packaging for our Pure Beauty Coconut Oil, Pure Baby, or Facial Sugar Scrub.

Grow herbs and spices

The 8.5 oz jar is tall enough to be used to make your own DIY herb garden. Simply fill with soil, place your favorite herb seeds inside, water, and place on your windowsill.

You can find the 8.5 oz jar as packaging for our oil pulling mouthwash.

Chic pen or brush holder

The tall, skinny shape of our 16 oz jar of raw, virgin coconut oil is perfect for holding pens and pencils, paintbrushes, or makeup brushes. Decorate the jar and use as a cute gift for a teacher or coworker! 


The 16 oz jar can be used to make overnight oats, to hold cold beverages or smoothies, or as a vase to hold fresh flowers. Some people have even used this jar to make their own candles.  You can find the 16 oz jars of Skinny Coconut Oil on our food website.

How do YOU upcycle your jars?


Tell us on Facebook and Instagram about your favorite ways to use empty glass jars. Post a pic if you can - we’d love to see your creative ideas. (We might even share a few!)

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