The canister is fitted to a lid that shares a similar color scheme with the main body of the container. The lid has a brown background with yellow text and at its center is a white oval formatted with the Madam CJ Walker logo on its left and the product name [Madam CJWalker/Hair & Scalp/Preparation] written in brown text. The canister has a yellow background with brown text; the side label has a slightly larger white oval than the oval on the lid. It is framed on either side by the Madam CJ Walker logo. The product name is written in brown text in the oval on the can side and reads [Madam CJ Walker/Hair & Scalp Preparation].
The canister is metal with a fitted lid which is a paper label adhered to it. The label primarily reads [Madam Walker / GLOSSINE AND PRESSING OIL / MEDIUM WEIGHT]. The canister has a brushed gold metallic finish. The circular label affixed to the lid is yellow and white with brown inked lettering. The label lists the manufacture’s information [THE MADAME C.J. WALKER MFG. CO./INDIANAPOLIS / INDIANA]. The can has rusting along the lid edge located beneath the manufacturer's address on the attached label as well as along the bottom of the canister. Inside, there is a yellowish product resembling petroleum jelly.