In a world where disposable everything just won’t do, how can we learn to shift everything we consume singly into a multi-use, multi-divine, multi-life object?
I often wonder as I’m swirling and filling bottles with luscious oils and salves, what will become of this container once this beautiful patron uses the last drop. What story will fill this glass bottle next? One of my hesitations opening a shop was the fear that I’d be one more person producing an object that essentially would become another piece of trash. But there are gorgeous ways to avoid the trash pile, and I hope that when you recieve anything from ContessaCreate, that it life evolves into something else, useful and beautiful.
True beauty is sustaining and undeniable. Getting to the truth of ones beauty can be complicated enough without the added worry that your beauty practices will be poxing someone else’s drinking water or filling up landfills with disposable plastic bottles.
So here I sit today wondering what has happened to all the hundreds of bottles and jars that have flown all over the planet from Singapore to Australia to Timbuktu, and what is their story now. If you’ve ever ordered from the Cannibal Beauty line, or any other item from the shop, share how you’ve re-used your bottles and jars. Do you create your own beauty products to replenish, plant a little seed and watch new life grow???
Take pictures, tell stories…if you have none, go, run, go plant new life, new progress in a vessel that was made to highlight your beauty. I like to picture them as little traveling altars being shot out of a cannon and raining down delicious dewy beauty drops about you. If you can’t seem to think how to use it next, here’s what I do…
_-Add water to Salt Scrub Marinade jar and add one little plant clipping and start growing a new baby plant until the roots are grown and strong enough to be planted in soil. Remove water, add soil and continue growing.
-Always burning candles and there is always a lack of containers to catch drippy wax. Flush Flesh Facial bottles are perfect sizes for tea candles as well as refilling with melted wax and making your own beautiful candle.
-Large Feast Perfume bottles, Flush Flesh Facial jars, and Macassar bottles are great for traveling. I even travel with the marinade jars!! I know then that I won’t be littering my suitcases with all kinds of products that you tend to buy more of while traveling. Don’t let the glass scar you, just pack amoungst your socks. Its really decadent to have your beautiful jars with you even on the road.
-make a bird feeder
-redecorate, and use as a gifts packaging for someone else.
The more we fill these vessels the more precious they become. There is nothing more exciting and divine than being filled with story.
I would love to hear tales and see pictures of this beautiful process. What have you done, and how do you recycle your Cannibal Beauty bottles and jars
Inquiring minds want to know!!!
Till next time
From somewhere in side a puddle, inside a glass jar