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Fall Fun With SKS Containers

October 2020

Celebrate spooky season this Fall with a range of products from SKS Bottle & Packaging. We've got you covered, from DIY fall beauty products to boo-tiful Halloween crafts, all housed in SKS plastic and glass containers.

Pumpkin Spice Body Butter

Soap Deli News created this Autumn body butter recipe that is perfect for pumpkin spice lovers and can be conveniently housed in SKS’ brown paperboard jars. Not only does the pumpkin spice moisturizer smell like freshly baked pumpkin pie, but it also makes skin glow using eco-friendly body glitter and, as a bonus, is 100% vegan!

  1. Combine 1.25 oz shea butter, 1.5 oz kokum butter, and .25 oz candelilla wax in a double boiler and heat over medium to medium-low heat until melted.

  2. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in 1 oz of pumpkin seed oil, .05 oz pumpkin spice fragrance oil, .3 oz kaolin clay, and 10 drops of vitamin E oil.

  3. For some sparkle, whisk in .4 oz of biodegradable glitter.

  4. As the body butter starts to thicken, remix, then spoon into the paperboard jars.

Paperboard jars come with rolled edge flush fit caps in sizes ranging from 1/2 oz to 8 oz. These brown jars are constructed from 100% paperboard, which is renewable, recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable. These eco-friendly jars are made with an oil-resistant paper barrier making them appropriate for products like body butter, lip balms, or other cosmetics.

Painted Spider Vase

Do you feel your "spidey senses" tingling as Halloween approaches? Simply Being Mommy blog used our 16 oz clear glass beverage bottles to create some spider inspired home decor for the occasion!

  1. Draw spiders on the clear glass beverage bottle with a permanent marker.

  2. Take a hot glue gun and trace over the drawings to create 3D spiders.

  3. Coat the clear glass bottle with colorful spray paint.

  4. After the spray paint is dry, use a small paintbrush and carefully paint over the raised spiders with black paint.

  5. Once the paint has dried, fill with Halloween stems found at any craft store and display!

Each case includes 12 clear glass beverage bottles; enough to create themed vases for every month of the year! In addition, these glass bottles could also be great for housing gourmet sauces, dressings, drinks, and more. Pair this clear bottle with white or gold plastisol lined metal lug caps, which offer a tamper evident, hermetic seal when activated correctly.

Halloween Lotion Bars

Solid lotion bars are not only cute, but also practical and perfect for moisturizing and protecting against dry skin caused by Fall weather. This spook-tacular recipe from Soap Deli News is the perfect mix of fun and function for the Halloween season!

  1. Combine 2 oz of beeswax pastilles, 2 oz of bacuri butter, and 2.25 oz of buriti oil in a double boiler over medium to medium-low heat until melted.

  2. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in .15 oz cedarwood oil and .1 oz lavender oil.

  3. Lightly dust a Halloween silicone mold with biodegradable glitter and pour lotion mixture on top.

  4. Once the solid lotion bars have fully solidified, pop them out of the mold, then package in SKS’ amber PET plastic jars.

  5. To decorate the packaging, add spooky or seasonal stickers or labels.

PET plastic heavy wall amber jars are available in a 2 oz, 4 oz, or 8 oz size. Several different caps can be paired with these amber PET jars, including PE lined smooth black polypropylene caps, white or black polypropylene PE lined dome caps, lined black metal caps, lined aluminum caps, and frosted black lined plastic caps. Darker colored PET plastic containers, like these amber jars, help block UV rays from light sensitive materials. PET plastic is highly resistant to dilute acids, oils, and alcohols, as well as impact resistant, making it great for packaging various lotions, creams or bath salts.

Packaging Tip

Tamper Evident Containers

Tamper evident packaging helps consumers identify whether or not a container has been opened prior to purchase. Tamper evidence is vital for a number of industries, including food and beverage, industrial, chemical, and pharmaceutical packaging. SKS carries a wide variety of products that can be used to create a tamper evident container. Choose from shrink bands, tamper evident closures, caps with plastisol liners and caps with induction liners, all paired with a range of glass and plastic containers.

Product of the Month

Clear Glass Child Resistant Wide Mouth Jars

Clear glass wide mouth jars with child resistant dome caps offer a distinct and clean look that differs from other child resistant packaging. The white and black dome caps must be screwed on tightly for the child resistant seal to work and can be removed by pushing down while turning. Consider these glass jars and unique child resistant caps to house a line of CBD products, cosmeceuticals, and more to meet packaging requirements across a range of industries.

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