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Infinity Jars (Make Me Infinitely Happy)

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Guess what came in the mail today! Yes, it was a present from Infinity Jars! Seriously, how did you guess right on your first try? Oh, I get it. You, too, like to store things and have already heard of the awesomeness that is Infinity Jars.

The beginnings of my new Infinity Jars collection

I have so many plans for these guys, but I know they can stand up to the pressure. They’re Infinity Jars, am I right? Herbs, spices, lotions, creams, maybe some frankincense and myrrh…. I’m telling you, the possibilities seem limitless–infinite, you might say.

Why am I so excited about these little beauties? Oh, let me count the ways:

*They’re made of gorgeous, violet glass, like the kind ancient Egyptians used thousands of years ago to preserve their treasured herbs and oils (Can I get a wow?!)

*The special pigmentation of the glass blocks all harmful visible light rays, preventing them from breaking down and decaying the natural products we want to preserve

*Meanwhile, the glass allows UV-A and infrared rays to pass through, which actually benefit our products–preserving them and extending their shelf life

*The jars and bottles are guaranteed to preserve freshness for at least six months, but depending upon what is being stored, can preserve some products for much, much longer (think: two years!)

*They’re air tight, whether topped with screw-on lids or the glass-on-glass tops of the gorgeous apothecary bottles (which I’m in love with, by the way–click to take a peek: they’re fantastic!)

*They’ve had laboratory tests conducted to prove how well they preserve natural products (click here to see the seven-month tomato test and two-month chive test!)

*They’re scent proof, which means they keep aromas locked in, right where they should be

*They’re perfect for storing and preserving all kinds of things, like:

*spices

*herbs

*teas

*baking ingredients–flour, sugar, etc.

*essential oils

*DIY products, such as lotions, creams, salves, lip balms (I could go on and on)

*cosmetics (including my favorites–the homemade kind)

*perfumes or sprays (I’m thinking…soothing rosewater, mmm)

*and…you guessed it…common lawn weeds! (yup, you read that right…more to come in my next post)

100 ml jar, perfect for storing weedy treasures

*Plus, Infinity Jars are sleek and stylish and deep, deep violet (to me, they look like a really rich black color, although you can catch the violet in the sunlight)

*They offer a variety of different size and style options (from small, lip balm-sized jars and cosmetic applicators with roller balls or droppers, all the way up to two liter apothecary jars. Have I mentioned I’m a fan of those? Oh, and I also love their cooking oil bottles and spray bottles and the covered dish and…)

*The jars arrived in safe, protective packaging, with two unexpected bonuses: soft cleaning cloths for maintaining their gleaming gorgeousness, and a sweet little packet of labels

I was so excited they’d arrived, I took a photo!

No wonder my kids think I’m weird 🙂

*The customer service was great (Thanks so much for your help, Tania!)

*They arrived quickly (so I didn’t have to wait with bated breath for long)

*They sell discounted variety packs and multi-packs, so you can get more for less (which I took them up on, of course)

*They’ve already had tens of thousands of customers and, before I agreed to try out and review their product, I did my homework. I checked reviews (on Amazon, etc.) and they had such great feedback from highly pleased customers, I felt sure it had to be a quality product. I was right! (Honestly, I wouldn’t share it with you, otherwise.)

When the nice folks at Infinity Jars invited me to sample their wares, I was a little greedy (and they were great about it): I chose a three-pack of 100 ml jars and a 15 ml glass push pump bottle. I picked the jars specifically because I’m planning to harvest and dry some medicinal leaves, and I wanted the natural ingredients to last. Also, I’ve long wanted to make a homemade lotion, but was afraid it might spoil quickly. With my new pump bottle, that no longer worries me.

Just waiting to be filled with a natural, DIY lotion

Seriously, Cleopatra would be envious of my new Infinity Jars. I don’t blame her, because at the top of my wish list are…more Infinity Jars. All those shapes and sizes to mix and match. I can see it now: shelves filled with gorgeous, violet glass jars and bottles, all brimming with natural, well-preserved loveliness! Do you hear a choir singing somewhere, or is that just me?

14th century pharmacist, totally jealous of me and my new Infinity Jars.

Should I tell him where to order? (Hint: click here <–)

L0005335 A pharmacist dispensing syropus acetosus in his shop.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk
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A pharmacist dispensing syropus acetosus in his shop. School of Giovannino de Grassi, Lombary, late 14th century.
Miniature late 14th century Theatrum sanitatis Ibn Butlan (‘Elluchasem’)
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3 Comments

  • a. on April 15, 2017

    Oooohhhh! pretty and practical! I am intrigued, and want to try them myself! The travel sizes especially because I think that’s the hardest thing to find. Thanks, H! 🙂

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      H. A. O'Connor on April 15, 2017

      They’re fantastic! Like you said, pretty and practical! They’re also having a giveaway right now–I saw it on Facebook. I think they’re giving $20 a day in April to spend on your choice of jars or bottles. A friend of mine entered and won, so it might be worth a try! Thanks for reading and commenting, A! 🙂

      • a. on April 15, 2017

        woot! thanks for the heads-up! I’ll do that forthwith 🙂

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