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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Guest Blogger SaraHey all, Sara here. It’s been a whirlwind of a few months for me. I went to the Arizona Freedom Festival to represent my Homesteading Co-op group, and was fortunate to be able to showcase some of my wares as well as some containers from my friends at Packaging Options Direct.

Do It Yourself Product Ideas

Rather than give you a tutorial on how to make a specific product like I’ve done in the past, I thought I would show you some the things we created for the Freedom Fest and maybe, in the process, give you some ideas on how to use a few of P.O.D.’s awesome products for your own DIY creations. Here are some of the beautiful things myself, and a few friends were create with a little imagination, determination, and some beautiful packaging.

Safety First - My friend Laura, over at Skytop Homestead made some emergency kits from P.O.D.’s 16 oz. square cobalt blue plastic jar.

Blue PET Plastic Jars

These kits, which are great for on-the-go use, and easily able to be stored in your car, or camping gear included:

Feelin’ Spicy - Since we were in a camping situation, Laura and I packaged some “essentials” in 1 oz. green Boston Round bottles that we thought some people may have forgotten. These were a big hit, because yes, people forgot their spices! Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you want flavorless food. And… the small size were great for adding some spice to the camping gear!

Green Glass Boston Rounds FilledGreen Glass Boston Rounds Filled new labels

Skytop Homestead created some beautiful blends of:

  • Seasoned Salt
  • Italian Seasoned Salt
  • Moroccan Spiced Salt
  • Spicy Sea Salt

Homemade Revolt packaged these up:

  • Seasoning Salt
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Local, raw, honey
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Garlic Powder

Seasoning SaltExtra Virgin Olive OilLocal, raw, honeyFreshly ground pepperGarlic Powder

Skytop Homestead used the 4 oz. amber glass jar to create some custom salt blends:

  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Italian Sea Salt
  • Seasoned Sea Salt
  • Smoked Himalayan Salt
  • Smoked Italian Sea Salt

4 oz. amber glass jar Pink Himalayan Salt4 oz. amber glass jar Italian Sea Salt4 oz. amber glass jar Seasoned Sea Salt

Does a Body Good – We knew that this weekend long festival might take its toll on the body, and we wanted to be sure we brought products that weren’t just for making the food better.  My friend over atSkytop Homestead used the same 4 oz. amber jars from above to create these various concoctions. She used and packaged some wonderful things.

  • Sore muscle rub
  • Moon cycle rub
  • Tooth Powders
  • Deodorant Cream
  • Sunscreen

Aren’t her labels beautiful? All home crafted, amazing products!

Homemade Revolt used these 15 ml square plastic clear balm jar to package up similar balms; but in smaller and more convenient sizes which are easy to throw in the purse, or gym bag, or for quick access on-the-go.

15 ml square plastic clear balm jar Lip Balm

  • Sore muscle relief balm
  • Burn Balm

Since the festival was the first weekend of May, Homemade Revolt used the upcoming Mother’s Day to make these lovely treats for the bath and beauty lover. We thought perhaps it would give the fellas or children a last minute chance to give Mom a little self-pamper-spoiling for her special day. Using P.O.D.’s corked glass jars, and plastic latch-top Kilner jars we created these lovely items.

Oatmeal and essential oil bath soaks corked galss jarOatmeal and sugar energizing scrub corked glass jar

  • Oatmeal and essential oil bath soaks
  • Oatmeal and sugar energizing scrub

Plastic Bullet Ideas

By using plastic bullet bottles in various sizes and colors and using some fine mist sprayers, Homemade Revolt was able to package up some practical yet fun things that might have interested Mom as well.

Amber Bullet Bottle with Fine Mist Sprayer 1 Amber Bullet Bottle with Fine Mist Sprayer 2 Green Bullet Bottle with Fine Mist Sprayer 1 Blue and Purple Bullet Bottles with Fine Mist Sprayer

  • Potty Spray (Would you believe me if I told you it works? IT DOES)
  • Waterless Hair Cleanser
  • Hair Detangle Spray
  • Bug Repellant
  • Linin Spray (My seriously, all-time, most-favorite, product ever – True Story!

Skytop Homestead wanted to give the Mom’s (or anybody for that matter) an alternate way to relax, and she created useful essential oil blends using green 1 oz. Boston Round bottles in both dropper and spray versions.

essential oil blends using green 1 oz. Boston Round bottles with dropper essential oil blends using green 1 oz. Boston Round bottles with sprayer

  • Anti-anxiety blend
  • Stress relief blend
  • Migraine relief blend
  • Bug Spray
  • Antiseptic spray
  • Kid’s boo-boo spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunburn soother

It wasn’t just our two small start-up companies that partook in the festivities. My Lovely Friend, Sinnamon, created her beautiful, relaxing scented candles using Packaging Options Directs candle jars, specifically their 10 oz. round candle jar.

Candle Jar

Udderly Natural is a Kingman, AZ based company that makes homemade beauty products; specializing in making the best soaps and lotions from goat’s milk. It’s extremely hard to see from this picture, but she uses P.O.D. clear 6 oz. bullet bottles with press top closures to package her lotions in!

Gift Basket

Lastly, Homemade Revolt created new flavored/scented lip balms using a .25 oz. oblong tin. This thing is amazing, and is one of my favorite products in the P.O.D. catalog.  They are super easy to fill, and the lid slides on and off easily. Plus, with their small compact size, these fit in your pocket better than the old-school tubes that are so common.

.25 oz. oblong tin lip balm

I also made a new product I like to call Spray Kisses using a 4.5 oz. natural plastic cylinder with sprayer, and over cap. They are a pocket sized boo-boo spray for kiddos. Great for wounds and for calming. The spray on nature of the packaging makes it easy to use on your kids, which means less battle in getting the little ones to let you take care of them.

4.5 oz. natural plastic cylinder with sprayer, and over cap

Want to know how to make the lip balm? See my previous post here.

Share Your Product Ideas and Connect With Us

Are you interested in learning more? Keep following our blog here on P.O.D, to see how we make some of these awesome products! You can also like Homemade Revolt on Facebook, or follow us at The Homesteading Revolution.

What are some of the ways you use your P.O.D. wares? Leave us a comment and share your ideas, and creations, or thoughts and questions about the items featured in this blog.

Homemade Revolt would love to send a big THANK YOU, to friends over at Packaging Options Direct, Skytop Homestead, Sinnamon, Udderly Natural and everyone in K.H.C. for all their hard work and help not just with this event, but in our everyday lives. The partnerships we are creating are truly one of a kind.

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