As promised in my Nerd Hacks post, I took photographic documentation of the first EOS balm I finished to turn into a container!
First, I removed the lid and blew my hair dryer on high at the balm to loosen it up a bit. I honestly had no idea how far down it went into the ball, how easy it would be to remove, etc. Instead, I went to wipe out the balm and found this:
There’s actually what I would call a fair amount of balm left. If you like to use things dead like I do, maybe considering making your first empty EOS a container for all the unusable balm in future balls. You have to get your fingers dirty to use it, but waste not!
Anyway, I then had to get rid of that “snowflake” in the middle. If you have jewelry-sized wire cutters or, perhaps, a model kit set, I would say use those. I do not, so I used nail clippers. (They left some obnoxious little nubs, but I used a small nail file to help get those from snagging on anything.
After that, use a paper towel or a wipe and clean out the insides of your EOS and you’re good to go!
Please note that any designs done on the EOS can be easily rubbed off. I had to fix mine after working with it and then I used an acrylic sealer to keep the pattern on.
I hope you enjoyed!