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Plastic Jars

From beauty creams to peanut butter, plastic jars are one of the most common types of plastic packaging.

Look around your house – in the bathroom, the kitchen pantry and under the sink – and you’re likely to find a myriad of products sitting in numerous types of plastic jars. In fact, plastic jars come in many different sizes, shapes, styles, colors and plastic types.

At Packaging Options Direct, we are happy to be a one-stop destination for packaging needs, and have a wide selection of plastic jars and bottles to suit the needs of all projects and products. 

Plastic jars are characterized by their wide mouth opening, as opposed to plastic bottles, which are characterized by small neck openings. They are particularly good for products that have a high viscosity and require dipping, smearing or applying with your hands. Many beauty products including lotions, facial creams, body scrubs, bath salts and cleansers are packed in plastic jars with great success.

Plastic Jars

Types of Plastic Jars 

Not all plastics are the same, so it is important to make sure your product is packaged in the right type of plastic for your application. Let’s take a look at the various types of plastic jars that we have available at Packaging Options Direct:

  • PET is in the polyester family and is commonly used in beverage, food and other liquid containers. It is semi-rigid to rigid and is extremely lightweight. Some of the most common uses are cooking oil bottles, peanut butter jars, alcohol beverage bottles, soft drink bottles and containers for products containing essential oils.
  • HDPE is High-Density Polyethylene and is harder and more opaque than low-density. Its common uses include: milk jugs, distilled water bottles, liquid laundry soap and fabric softener bottles, motor oil containers, bleach and lotion bottles.
  • PVC, or Polyvinyl Chloride bottles, require less petroleum than other plastics and is biologically and chemically resistant. It is the third-most widely used plastic after PET and PP. Some of its most common uses include: chemical spray bottles and automotive fuel additive bottles.
  • LDPE is Low-Density Polyethylene and is flexible, tough and almost unbreakable. It is commonly used for food storage containers and squeezable bottles.
  • PP, or Polypropylene, is commonly used for food packaging. It is less flexible than LDPE, reasonably priced and can be translucent, opaque or any color. Some of its common uses include: dairy bottles, bottle caps, drinking straws and food packaging.
  • Polystyrene, or PS, is made from petroleum and can be cast into molds with great detail. It is commonly used for bottle caps, yogurt containers, vitamin bottles and a variety of carryout food containers.


Buying Plastic Jars at Wholesale Prices


At Packaging Options Direct, we’ve established this website to be your one-stop resource for solving all your packaging needs. Our plastic jars are sold with no minimum order requirement and can be purchased by the piece or by the case, depending on the type of plastic jar you select. Closures are not included, unless otherwise specified, so be sure to select the closure that best suits your needs. 

Should you have any questions about the plastic bottles that are right for your application, you can contact our packaging professionals at Packaging Options Direct by calling customer service at 1-855-754-3728 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm CST, Monday thru Friday.


"I will definitely order from Packaging Options Direct in the future when I need more. I appreciate the FAST service and delivery." Joanna L.

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