One of the coolest parts of living a sustainable lifestyle is taking something “old,” and making it new again. In a sense, sustainability is all about creativity. What better way to get creative than by reusing your Nix jars in fun and practical ways.
First, be sure to clean out your Nix refill jar. We recommend treating it like any jar at home and washing it with a sponge, warm water, and dish soap. Feel free to place it in the dishwasher, too!
In the name of recycling, reducing waste, and reusing items, here are 5 creative ways to give your Nix jar a new life:
1. Plant Pots
Plants + repurposed pots are a match made in sustainability heaven. Our little Nix jars are the perfect size for succulents and planting herbs. Plus, having indoor plants is a great way to liven up your space.
If you have east or south facing windows, look for plants that do better with regular sun exposure. For succulents, try agave, blue chalk sticks, or hens and chicks. For herbs, basil, chives, oregano, and rosemary are good options.
If your home windows don’t get much sunlight, some great succulent options include aloe, a snake plant, jade, or donkey tail. For herbs, look for mint, thyme, parsley, and lemon balm.
- If you never found a quarantine hobby, now’s your time to pick up a fun, new skill. With everything going on in the world, lighting a homemade, non-toxic candle at the end of the day is a great way to relax and feel good. It’s also a great gift idea for loved ones. For step-by-step instructions, Google “how to make candles.” To get you started, though, here are the main supplies you’ll need:
- Cotton candle wicks
- Natural soy wax or beeswax
- 100% pure essential oils
- Wick stickers or glue gun
- A pouring pot + larger pot for a double boiler
- Pencils, clothespin, or other item to hold wick in place
- Optional: decorative dried herbs or flowers
There’s no better reset for the mind than travel. It wakes you up and can easily change your perspective when you’re feeling stuck. If you have the chance to take a vacation this year, make the packing process a little easier by using your Nix refill jar to store any products you can’t live without. For a touch of personalization (and organization), add a sticker or label to the jar so you know what’s inside.
4. Desk Storage (Or, any storage for that matter)
They say your space is a reflection of your mind, and if that’s the case, having a clean space should be key to keeping your mind at ease, too. Little things add up, and simple organization goes a long way. When your Nix refill jar runs out, use it to store those little things that never seem to have a home like paper clips, Bobbi pins, or twisties. This is a great way to keep multiples of something together while also keeping them out of the way until they’re needed.
5. Food Storage
Food is love and food is nourishment. If you’re taking the time and care to put good, wholesome, and nutritious food into your body, it might be easy to overlook something as simple as food storage. Instead of purchasing plastic containers, opt for glass containers. They’re durable, recyclable, and nonporous, meaning they won’t release toxic chemicals into your food. Not to mention, glass containers don’t soak up food scents and bacteria. Use your Nix jar for the little things: sauces, salad dressing, or herbs and seasonings.