Five Ways To Reuse WBCo. Containers That You Need To Know About

Five Ways To Reuse WBCo. Containers That You Need To Know About

Hello and welcome to our very first blog post. We are glad you're here!

After much deliberation about what we should start off with, it made sense to begin by talking about something we are extremely passionate about here at West Barn Co.

We take great pride in sourcing ingredients and creating sustainable, environmentally friendly products and packaging to post out to you lovely people. Sometimes it is challenging to find the right resources but we never compromise if it has a negative affect on the environment. That's just not us. 

So what do you do with the empty tins and bottles? Grab a cuppa and get settled, because we are going to give you some pretty nifty hints and tips...


SoapBrows Tins

Our rust-free tins are fantastic for storing anything from sewing kits, to a place to store your lashes and glue.


Bog Myrtle and Lime Cleanser Pump Bottles

These pump bottles are ideal for refilling with anything from homemade hand soap to salad dressing. Perfect if you are guilty of pouring out just a little bit too much Caesar dressing (is there such a thing as too much??)



Mini Facial Mist Bottles

Our trio of mists serve to keep you cool, refreshed and looking dewy but what about when you've sprayed your last spritz? If you are into yoga like we are, they are a perfect sized container for a yoga mat spray to keep your mat smelling fresh.


Donna, one of our co-founders and boss lady, has kindly come up with a recipe that will keep your mat all kinds of fragrant.


Yoga Mat Spray
20ml mineral water
7ml witch hazel
3 drops of your favourite essential oil
For best results, keep it in the fridge and use within 4 weeks (otherwise it will grow nasties)




We always have plans to improve our processes and in the near future, we will be looking to sell our facial mists in 100ml bottles so you can refill your mini mist bottle at home.


Active Infused Day Cream Bottles

Going away for the weekend? Instead of taking a huge bottle of sunscreen, why not pop some in this handy little bottle? That way, you have more room for important stuff in your bag. Like snacks.


Brow Boost Bottle

Glass droppers are brilliant to use in cooking, in administering medicine and even creating art. After using our brow boost, simply sterilise the bottle. You can do that by submerging in boiling water for around 5-10 minutes (be careful) leaving to dry, then fill with whatever your heart desires. Winner!


There is lots of information available around about the negative effects our consumer lifestyle is having on the environment and, while it's easy to ignore when it isn't directly affecting you, it isn't going to get better by not doing your bit. 

All of our containers and boxes are recyclable. Around 49% of people still disagree about what can and can't be recycled, when the fact is - it differs depending on your local area. To find out about what you can and cannot recycle in your local area you can visit Some great websites to check out for more information and keep up to date with what is happening in the world are National Geographic, Treehugger and Greenpeace.

As Robert Swan once said: “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it” Let’s all try to do our part and make a small change that will make a big difference over time!

Do you have any other hints or tips on reusing containers, bottles and tins? We would genuinley love to hear them in the comments!