plastic bottles and containers - where to get them

Auntie BubbsAuntie Bubbs Registered Users Posts: 1,068 Curl Neophyte
Hi,
For those of you who make your own gel, conditioners, lotions, etc. Where do you buy your plastic bottles? I've been checking stores like Big Lots, 99 cent Store, Dollar Tree, and am going to Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, and WalMart today, but I have not had any luck finding decent-sized bottles for a good price, and/or in bulk and with a flip top.
Dollar tree had little 2oz bottles with a pump-type and spray-type lid. A dollar for a 2-pack is pretty cheap, but neither lid type is exactly what I'm looking for. I'll settle for the pump lid, but 2oz is really small.

Any suggestions? I'm willing to order them online in bulk if anyone has a website they order off of. Any size between 6 and 12 oz. I'd prefer flip top lids, but would take pumps, definitely not spray lids because I am making FSG. Thanks!
That's me with FSG as my styler!!

3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

Currently using:
Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB

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  • KurlyPrincessKurlyPrincess Registered Users Posts: 1,847
    I got mine at target for 0.99... it's not very big, and it has the spray lid on it.

    I would definitely try Walmart and BB&B..

    My mind is going blank right now.. haha I'm trying to think of the name of a store and cannot think of it!!! it's the one where you can buy stuff in bulk for a pretty good price...usually by a walmart or something. lol Sorry, it totally just jumped out of my brain and ran away! :lol:
    <3 Our love is like the wind; I can't see it. But I can feel it. <3
  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Registered Users Posts: 1,657 Curl Neophyte
    I just buy enough for myself, not in bulk so my info may not be helpful. I buy on ebay or etsy. Here is an example of what I pull up:
    hdpe bottles | eBay

    hdpe bottles on Etsy, a global handmade and vintage marketplace.

    I like that both sources are typically individuals or small companies and I can get a "custom" order of exactly the sizes, shapes and caps-and number of bottles-I want.
    I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
    2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
    CG since 7/1/2010

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    Condition: DevaCurl OC
    LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
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  • Auntie BubbsAuntie Bubbs Registered Users Posts: 1,068 Curl Neophyte
    Thanks, guys. I did find some nice 6oz bottles at Target for a dollar each. Eventually I'm going to buy some in bulk I think, but for now I needed about a half dozen, just to make some nice samples for Christmas when I see my curly cousins and sisters :)

    I'm going to order some Optiphen though, and the Optiphen I've found online also sells bulk bottles and caps for a good price so I may go ahead and buy them, but I could be getting ahead of myself, lol.
    That's me with FSG as my styler!!

    3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

    Currently using:
    Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
    RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
    Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
  • Mimi2010Mimi2010 Registered Users Posts: 189
    If u would like to purchase in bulk check out whole sale supply plus. This is an online store.


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  • KurlyPrincessKurlyPrincess Registered Users Posts: 1,847
    sams, sams, sams, sams....that's the one I was trying to think of lol
    <3 Our love is like the wind; I can't see it. But I can feel it. <3
  • CeriCeri Registered Users Posts: 142
    Bayou Some has good prices on buying bottles in bulk.

    BayouSome.com, Inc. Bottles, Jars and Much More.
    3a/3b Medium Texture & Normal Porosity
    Modified CG since November 2009
    Low Poo - (Once in a while) True Polaris Solid Shampoo Bar
    CO-wash/Condish - (I'm lazy, one step only!) True Polaris Solid Conditioner Bars
    Styling - True Polaris Truly Curly Styling Gel I add 'cones in summer Truly Frizz Free Hair Serum
    I plop and defuse daily


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  • ajgrneyesajgrneyes Registered Users Posts: 103 Curl Neophyte
    I repurpose most of my containers. I use old conditioner bottles and jars, heck tonight I finished off the last of my liquid coffee creamer and will use that for my conditioner mixes. I even store my powders in jars from pasta sauce - works great. Oh, To get started, until I used up some things, I used the ziplock platistic containers that have the screw on tops.
    sulfate, silicone and protein free since 6/11
    porosity - normal to low
    elasticity - normal

    love my curls :love4:
    HGs:
    FSG
    Henna
    My own butter mixture
    My own version of Terressentials mud wash
  • Auntie BubbsAuntie Bubbs Registered Users Posts: 1,068 Curl Neophyte
    When it's just for me, I repurpose too. I use bottles my CJ products came in, those are great bottles! Same for KC products, and the labels will peel off. I then scrub the sticky places with orange oil cleaner and the bottles are good as new.
    But when I want to give myFSG away to someone, I don't want to put it in an already-used container, that just doesn't feel right. I mean, I gave my sister some FSG to try, and I put it in a sample bottle I washed out that I'd used before, but she's my sister. She doesn't care. I'm going to see cousins I only see once or twice a year, I feel like I should give them clean, unused bottles, you know?
    Anyway, I did find 6oz bottles with squeeze tops at Target. I would've prefered at least 8oz because as FSG users know, it takes ALOT of FSG to get good curls, you have to coat your hair, and to me, 6oz is basically 2 applications, but oh well!
    That's me with FSG as my styler!!

    3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

    Currently using:
    Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
    RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
    Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Registered Users Posts: 1,578 Curl Neophyte
    I'd think any site that sells base products (oil, butters, powders, preservatives etc.) and/or soap-making stuff would have containers for sell.

    You could Google it, but the American ones I know of (assuming you are in America) off head are:
    mountainroseherbs.com
    camdengrey.com
    essentialwholesale.com
    fromnaturewithlove.com
    personalformulator.com
    thesage.com

    Look in 'packaging', 'misc' or 'accessories'.
    For information, the girls on here and swiftcraftmonkey's blog will see you right! HTH! :)
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • kathymackkathymack Registered Users Posts: 9,999 Curl Neophyte
    I obviously go through A LOT of bottles. When I don't do a bulk order, I use: Madina Industrial Corp - Body Oils On Sale!--Sale Ends 12/31/2011
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Registered Users Posts: 301 Curl Neophyte
    When I make my FSG I love to put it in the Agave bottle (reuse). The hole is the perfect size to squeeze the goopy stuff out. Perfect I tell you!
    3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
    Med-Course
    Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
    Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
    Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
    SOTC: JCNS
    Love your hair: Love yourself!
  • secret_karmasecret_karma Registered Users Posts: 438
    What you could do is buy a cheap product in a container you like and throw out the product and just use the container. I did this with some good sized hand soap bottles from the Dollar Tree, just dumped out the soap and washed the bottles.

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  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Registered Users Posts: 1,578 Curl Neophyte
    What you could do is buy a cheap product in a container you like and throw out the product and just use the container. I did this with some good sized hand soap bottles from the Dollar Tree, just dumped out the soap and washed the bottles.

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    That sounds horribly wasteful! :-|
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • ss40ss40 Registered Users Posts: 1,790 Curl Neophyte
    Walmart? Rite Aid, dollar tree.
    :nike:About my hair:
    weekly shampoo-HE Honey I'm Strong
    daily conditioner-HE Honey I'm Strong (use as li)
    go to style-Pocahontas braids
  • pbull574pbull574 Registered Users Posts: 6
    Butters-n-bars.com 6 16 oz. 3.99 or 6 8oz 2.99. Plastic

    Mountainroseherbs.com better variety. Plastic/glass

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