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Top Creative Ways to Reuse A Flower Jar

Looking for unique ways to minimize your environmental impact? WholesomeCo’s cannabis flower jars provide the perfect opportunity to get creative and reuse materials in your own home. Check out this list of our favorite repurposing hacks, as well as glass jar cleaning methods! 

How to clean flower jars 

Before reusing cannabis containers, it is important to make sure residue is completely removed. Whether you are using your empty jar for travel purposes or food storage, we do not want patients running into trouble with leftover resin or odor. Below are 3 easy ways to clean flower jars: 

Isopropyl alcohol (ISO): This inexpensive product is commonly used in disinfectants and antiseptics, and can be found at your local drug store or grocery market. Pour a small amount of ISO into the glass jar, replace the lid, and shake. Repeat the process as necessary, rinse the jar, and just set aside to dry. 

Rock salt: Adding salt to hot water can be effective when more scrubbing is necessary to remove sticky resin. This method can be combined with isopropyl alcohol for situations where cannabis is extremely caked onto glass. 

Dishwasher: Dishwashers are usually fantastic at removing residue on glass and killing germs and bacteria at high temperatures. 

Top 5 ways to repurpose cannabis flower jars

Gardening

Succulent pot: 

Succulents have shallow root systems which make them the perfect plant for smaller glass jars. Succulents also make great low maintenance plant decor options, as long as they are displayed near sun and watered every other week. 

To pot succulents, cover the bottom of your flower jar with potting soil, place your plant inside, and fill the space around with more soil. Succulents do not like to be over-watered, so make sure to only water your plant when the soil is dry! 

Growing herbs in water: 

Perennial herbs can be grown in a glass of water to create a mess free herb garden or a way to grow fresh herbs inside during cold winter months. A list of herbs that grow well in just a glass of water include: 

To plant herbs, simply clip the stem from another plant, leaving 6 inches on your piece and removing leaves from the bottom 4 inches of the stem. Most plants should get at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, and leaves should be harvested once they reach full size. Clipping the bottom of your step at an angle can ensure your herb is getting the maximum amount of water it needs. 

Food storage 

Interested in ditching ziplock bags and single-use plastic containers? Flower jars make the perfect packaging option for on-the-go snacks, food storage at home, or DIY spice jars. A few foods that store well in glass jars include nuts, candy, trail mix, salad dressing, or condiments. Make sure jars are thoroughly cleaned, especially if minors could consume the jar’s new contents. 

Travel

Many travelers purchase travel size products when preparing for air travel due to TSA laws prohibiting full size liquid toiletry items in carry-ons. Flower jars serve as the perfect size container to fill with your own products, saving travelers money and limiting plastic waste. 

Beauty 

Organizing beauty products can make morning and evening self care routines much easier. Empty flower jars can be a useful and aesthetic way to separate jewelry, store hair accessories, and even make your own nail polish remover jar. 

Candles

Making candles can be a fun solo DIY or party activity. Check out the video below for a step-by-step guide on how to make candles in glass jars! 

How to remove labels from glass 

For a more aesthetically pleasing look, you may want to remove paper labels and glue residue from the outside of your glass containers. This can usually be achieved by soaking jars in hot water, dish soap, and vinegar. The hot water and dish soap remove labels while the vinegar dissolves any unwanted stickiness left behind. 

If you aren't feeling creative, patients can always recycle flower jars at WholesomeCo to receive credit. Visit our FAQ page for more info.

Recycling is a smart way to ensure your products and materials are being reused. 

 

Sources: 

https://potguide.com/blog/article/should-you-clean-your-weed-jars/

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hgen/grow-herbs-in-water.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZagX6xiRog

https://www.forkintheroad.co/remove-labels-glass-jars/#:~:text=Add%201%2D2%20tablespoons%20of,used%20on%20some%20food%20labels.

https://www.familyhandyman.com/project/plant-succulents-in-recycled-glass-jars/

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