If you’re like me, then you cannot STAND it when your cupboards and drawers are messy. Seeing mismatched baggies full of flour, granola, spices, etc., is just a recipe to drive me insane. Anyone else?
I also cannot stand shoes in the house, or dirty clothes that have been worn all day on my bed. In fact, I recently purchased a shoe cabinet because I also don’t like having messy piles of shoes by my front door!
But back to my cabinets. For the past several years, I’ve been using mason jars (YES don’t judge) to store my dry goods in the panty, as well as leftover soup in the fridge. I like that they keep everything organized and are extremely affordable. In fact, I had never really considered another storage method, as a lot of the products specifically made for food storage are made from plastic and/ or are a lot more expensive.
Recently, the nice people at Infinity Jars reached out to me and asked if I’d like to try out some of their storage jars in exchange for a review. Yes please!
These airtight jars are much different from anything you’ve (probably) ever seen at Target or Bed Bath and Beyond. Most glass jars (such as mason jars) let in harmful visible light rays that cause food and other goods to spoil. However, Infinity Jars are made from a premium, deep violet European glass that blocks harmful UV rays in order to help preserve goods for up to two years. In addition, they all have an airtight seal and are scent proof.
For these reasons, Infinity Jars are ideal for loose tea, pantry goods, fancy spices, oils, homemade cosmetics, vinegars… the list goes on! You can use them for pretty much anything. AND they not only make screw top jars (similar to mason jars) but also spray bottles, dropper bottle, apothecary jars, olive oil bottles, and more! Like I said, there isn’t really anything else like them on the market right now, especially for anyone who likes to DIY soaps, lotions, etc.
Last week, I received one 500ml screw top jar and one 200ml spray bottle. Right now, I am using the jar to store some Darjeeling tea Rick and I got in Prague at Dobra Cajovna (highly recommend this tea house if you’re ever there), and I am using the spray bottle for my homemade lavender spray (more on that later). While I haven’t had them long enough to test their preservation abilities, they are certainly heavy duty, high quality. I really like the modern, classic style!
I was especially excited to try out the spray bottle, as I like to make things like homemade spray cleaners with essential oil. As you may know, it is not a good idea to put essential oils in plastic bottles as the oils can erode the plastic. So, the fact that the Infinity spray bottle is both glass and made to preserve goods is a win-win.
One of my favorite DIY essential oil concoctions is Lavender Spray. It’s sort of like a lavender air freshener, and it’s perfect to spray around your bedroom and on your pillows and sheets before bed. Sometimes I have a hard time winding down at night, and the scent of lavender helps me get ready for bed.
Here is what I used to make it:
- 3 oz water
- 3 oz vodka** (to disperse the oil)
- 60 drops essential oil (you can use all lavender, or do half lavender, half rosemary or chamomile)
Simply combine everything, and voila! *Calm* in a bottle.
**some recipes call for rubbing alcohol, but to me it makes it smell like a doctor’s office. You know how the nurse will always rub your arm with alcohol before administering a shot/ vaccine? I always tense up when I smell alcohol!
So tell me: how do you like to store your panty goods?