Monday, January 30, 2017

If Only I Could Bottle This...

Variety Pack - Photo courtesy of infinityjars.com
Hello.  My name is Salena and I'm a container addict.

I love jars, tubes, bottles, things that spray, eye dropper bottles, and squeezie things.  I love travel sized containers, the smaller the better.  I hoard them.  Don't get me wrong, I also like full-sized containers.  Beautiful jars to store things in, pour olive oil out of, stash my favorite coffee in.  I have standards but I don't discriminate - small, big, skinny, fat, narrow opening, wide mouth...I love 'em all.  

I have a few beautiful bottles and jars in my kitchen, but the thing I use containers most for, are my makeup and hair products.  I have a long history with tiny cosmetics containers, and over the years have amassed quite a collection.  When I worked for Estée Lauder in my early twenties, I'd take home every little vessel they gave us and collected whatever the other cosmetic lines offered, too.  GWP (Gift With Purchase) was my favorite time of year because most things came in sample sizes.  Those little containers were perfect to clean out when one product was done and then reuse it for something else.  I guess I was green before green was cool.

Recently I was approached by Infinity Jars to try out their product and write a review about them.  One look at the jars and I knew I'd do it.  After a little back and forth, I had to choose the jars I wanted.  That took months. Literally.  Mostly because I’ve been overwhelmed with stuff to do – my mother’s townhouse renovation, Thanksgiving, Christmas, packing our apartment, moving back to our house, unpacking, cleaning, organizing.  Ahhhhhh.  Just typing that sentence exhausted me.
So, yeah, it took me a while to get to the jars in my hot little hands.  It didn’t help that their website has like a bazillion items to choose from.  I have trouble making decisions when faced with so many great choices.  Thankfully, they were gracious and patient.  I finally chose three – a 15 ml pocket size glass jar, a 5 ml glass screw top jar, and a 10 ml glass fine mist spray bottle.  

The reason the Infinity Jars appealed to me is because they are guaranteed to have an airtight seal, they're ultra-violet filtering, they’re scent proof, and they naturally preserve and rejuvenate freshness.  I don’t know exactly what “rejuvenating freshness” means, but it sounded good.   
15 ml Pocketsize Glass Jar - photo courtesy of infinityjars.com

The two aspects that most interested me were the airtight seal and the scent-proof feature.

I used the 
15 ml Pocketsize Glass Jar for my coveted hair clay.  When I travel, whether I’m leaving the house or the truck, I don’t like to take full-sized product containers with me so I transfer everything into smaller containers.  But I have a problem with the hair clay because one whiff of air and the stuff seizes up like cement.

It’s
dry-ish to begin with, really more like clay than hair balm, but needs what little moisture it has to stay pliable.  I’ve used other containers in the past and eventually wind up chipping out the hardened clay and throwing it away because it deteriorates within days.  

But not with the Infinity Jar!  I used the 15 ml pocket size jar for my hair clay and it’s still the same consistency in the jar as it was in its original tube.  After an entire week!  Amazing!

The jars are gorgeous, a deep violet-colored glass.  Infinity Jars says, “This type of pigmented glass blocks out harmful light rays (these rays quickly degrade organic matter), while still permitting two beneficial light rays that are laboratory proven to preserve and extend the shelf life of goods (for as long as 2 years!).”


10 ml glass spray bottle - photo courtesy of infinityjars.com

Light filtering is important.  Especially for something like olive oil, which I use a lot of.  Air and light are two of the most harmful elements to olive oil, and Infinity Jars has a beautiful collection of glass bottles with oil spouts specifically for this purpose. 

I also picked out a 10 ml Glass Spray Bottle which I plan on using for either perfume or facial oil - haven't decided yet.  The fine mist is going to be perfect for either application.  Tell me - who doesn't love a fine mist? 

I'm honestly impressed with the quality of the glass jars.  The color, the fit of the lids, the weight of the glass itself.  They're so incredibly smooth and feel wonderful in my hands.  I have to be honest about one thing, though.  Every inch of floor surface in my house is tiled so I've been handling these beauties with extra care because I'm afraid to drop and break them. 

Lately, I've been dropping everything - so much so that Ed just looks at me and says, "Really??  Again?"  I don't know what it is.  I'm super butterfingery the last few months.  I broke a Christmas gift from my friend Kim, I broke my mother's ceramic soap dispenser, I broke one of my favorite plates, and just last week I broke a bottle of nail polish.  That induced some salty language during cleanup! 

 Overall, I'm very impressed with Infinity Jars.  Some people might say they're pricey, which I can understand, but when you put expensive cosmetic products, herbs, cooking oils, facial oils, etc. into them, you're actually saving money in the long run by not having those products deteriorate over time

 And, one more thing - I'm a firm believer that glass is always superior to plastic.  If you don't believe me, read this passage taken from the Infinity Jar website regarding the use of a glass water bottle over a plastic one: "Have you heard that natural ultraviolet radiation has the power to inactivate all types of bacteria? Modern scientific research has proven UV light can kill microorganisms from molds, viruses, and bacteria, to algae, yeast, and nasty organisms like e-coli and giardia. Infinity Jars UV Water Bottles harness the natural power of the sun for good. Our glass refracts and blocks out all visible light rays (which cause degradation), while still permitting beneficial UV-A (black light) and infrared wavelengths. This light filtration capability of our U.V glass is what sets this water bottle apart from all the other standard water bottles on the market!"


That paragraph is for all of you who leave your water bottles in the car, getting full-on sunlight through the windows I know you haven't covered with a sun-shade.  I'm very weird about bacteria in my water.  I've seen algae.  I'm not interested.  So this beautiful 1 Liter Round Bottle is the next thing going on my list. 
1 Liter Round Glass Bottle - photo courtesy of infinityjars.com

If you ever started a sentence with, "If only I could bottle this..." 

Well, now you can. 

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** This is a sponsored blog post. While the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Infinity Jars to review this product. ** 


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