Oct 16, 2012 at 9:36 am #1295117
So I want to repackage several creams that I will NOT use regularly (say anti fungal cream, cream for cold sores, etc)
I dont want to use the normal cream dispensers (like the ones I use for say sunscreen) cause they are too big – but am having difficulties getting the creams into the small bottles (eg aquamira pre mix like MLD sells)
MikeOct 16, 2012 at 9:40 am #1921767
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@speltLocale: SW/C PA
They're small, with a wide mouth for easy filling, and leakproof.Oct 16, 2012 at 9:41 am #1921768
Simple. I don't take things like that.Oct 16, 2012 at 9:49 am #1921775
@eagleriverdeeLocale: Eagle River, Alaska
The contact lens case is a good idea.
I use the little wide mouth flip top nalgene containers – they come in 1/2 oz and 1 oz sizes, I think. I bought one of those multi-packs that has all kinds of different baby nalgene containers. That's what I carry my sunscreen in, rather than taking a whole tube.Oct 16, 2012 at 9:52 am #1921776
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
I use the little shampoo bottles with flip top lids from hotels.Oct 16, 2012 at 9:56 am #1921779
@servingkoLocale: Intermountain West
+1 on the contact lens caseOct 16, 2012 at 10:01 am #1921782
@jimmyjamLocale: Mid Atlantic
I made my own little storage capsules from drink bottle tops. I got the idea here:http://jjmatheshikes.blogspot.com/2011/03/diy-capsules.htmlOct 16, 2012 at 10:48 am #1921793
@dbogeyLocale: East Coast
Look for the salad dressing containers. There about the size of a poker chip and about 1" tall. Took 3 with me on the Sierra High Route (Vaseline, Monkey Butt, BodyGlide). REI may have them also.Oct 16, 2012 at 11:36 am #1921808
I use these little food bottles found at my local Mitsuwa Asian market. I believe they're for things like mayo and such in Japanese lunch/bento boxes. Not sure how anyone would fill these normally with their tiny hole. I suspect that there is some injector tool for this that they either didn't have in stock or don't carry. I'll have to look carefully for something like this the next time I'm there.
Either way, I repackage things like sunblock and toothpaste into them. They came in a pack of both square bottles and ones shaped like pigs (where the cap forms the snout). The square ones work perfect and are about 1.5"Hx1"Wx0.75"D. I'll look at the packaging tonight and see if I can determine a brand or where else they could be found.
They work great because the tiny opening on them fits perfect just inside a toothpaste tube. Squeeze the little bottle down as much as possible, butt it up against the toothpaste tube opening and squeeze. Sunblock squeezes in easily with the original tubes small hole.
Other thoughts…use a marinade injector to fill whatever you may need.
KJOct 16, 2012 at 11:47 am #1921811
@smeierLocale: MidwestOct 16, 2012 at 8:39 pm #1921999
Wasn't able to copy an image from REI. Oh well.Oct 16, 2012 at 8:49 pm #1922002
@aerikssonLocale: Austin, TX
Here's some TINY little bottles in a kit you could use….
The smallest is 1/10th of an ounce in size and the largest is gigantic (by comparison) 1/2oz. I imagine if you found one size particularly pleasing that worked the best you could contact them and figure out how to get more of just one particular size?Oct 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm #1922003
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
+1 on Ken's marinade injector thought. I use one to refill the many small containers I've stockpiled over the years. I especially like mini sized actual toothpaste, sunscreen, anti-fungal cream tubes because then there is no question about the labeling.
I saved all the micro toothpaste tubes I got in Chinese hotels. And I get a lot of medical, professional samples of OTC and RX drugs. It helps to have an MD wife, but you can ask any doc for stuff within their speciality. Drug reps inundate them with little samples of everything new and wonderful.Oct 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm #1922005
@aerikssonLocale: Austin, TX
Just found this supplier. The lowest quantity they sell is 25 bottles, but what's that about four BPLer's worth of toiletries? Actually, I've read some of the spartan lists, it's probably more like 24 to 30 BPLer's worth of toiletries. ;-DOct 17, 2012 at 6:39 am #1922085
I have small dropper bottles but really hard to get cream into them. the contact lens container works a charm!
MikeOct 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm #1922201
@dipinkLocale: Western Washington
If you have a farm supply store nearby, look for teat cannulas made by Jorgensen–made to inject medication into cow udders. When connected to a 3 cc syringe, makes filling those tiny dropper bottles a breeze.
Or check with your friendly neighborhood large animal veterinarian. The average vet catering to dogs and cats, not so likely to have these laying around.Oct 18, 2012 at 8:40 am #1922485
Lotion/Cream in drinking staws with sealed ends!
Here is a possible solution:
http://www.briangreen.net/2011/07/diy-single-use-antibiotic-packs.htmlOct 18, 2012 at 9:57 am #1922503
Here is my choice (at least for quantities around .25 fl. oz.):
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