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Uses for Extra Jars: Bathroom Edition

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Blog, Uses for Jars | 0 comments

Uses for Extra Jars: Bathroom Edition

Even the bathroom adheres to Holcomb Hollow's strict color scheme!

Here at Holcomb Hollow, we have dozens of uses for canning jars. Of course, we make our jams in them, but we also make pickles, sauerkraut, giardiniera,¬†whiskey-fruit infusions, and a whole slew of other foods. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone at the hollow drinking anything out of something other than a jar. I premix salads in a jar to store & eat while working at farmer’s markets (using this dressing recipe¬†which I also make & store in a canning jar).

While these tips are all and good, we aim to educate on the less ordinary implementations of canning jars into everyday living. Transitioning from food, the bathroom is the last place most people would expect to find a jar but, in fact, they have many applications there. Four ounce jars can be filled with salt and baking soda for a handy mouth-rinse (just add to water for instant saline solution). A larger jar makes a great replacement for your toothbrush holder because you can see when the inside starts to get grossly dirty. If you have a half gallon jar laying around, it makes a good storage unit for your toilet scrubber.

Salt scrubs, which can be made as simply as by mixing coarse sea salt with olive oil until at a desired texture, can be kept in canning jars as well: the seal prevents moisture from entering the scrub and affecting it’s consistency. Truely, you could repackage many of your bathroom products, such as hair gels, body creams, or powders, into canning jars for a clean, branded-plastic-free, aesthetic, though liquid soaps or shampoos may prove difficult to handle and dropping a jar in the shower could end very poorly.

Stay tuned to the Holcomb Hollow blog and our Pinterest page for upcoming features on the many uses for canning jars.