Sorry, I just couldn't help myself! No, this isn't a post about Toy Story. It's actually about my search for a great glass jar for my DIY products that contain essential oils. But really, who doesn't love a little Buzz Lightyear. So much confidence and bravado in this little man.
Now, there's a reason a gal would like a quality glass jar. You see, there are a couple of things that I make and use on a daily basis. I wanted containers that would not leak and that I could easily travel with. I was looking for something that would keep my products fresh, not be affected by essential oils, and had a little...bravado if you will.
Enter Infinity Jars.
I had seen them on Instagram and was intrigued by their concept. I had also been using a product I'd ordered off of Amazon, and was not too happy with it. So, I contacted Infinity Jars and asked to review their products...and they sent me some for free!
What first intrigued me about these was their promise of longevity. I make a lot of things with essential oils: oil facial cleansers, body butter and bummie butters, simple syrups, to name a few. The container you use matters when it comes to essential oils for three important reasons:
1. Some oils, especially citrus, can break down or erode certain types of plastic. I didn't want to deal with that. I needed glass or stainless steel.
2. Exposure to light can cause essential oils to polymerize, essentially altering it so it no longer has the therapeutic or aromatic qualities I'm using it for. I wanted to avoid that possibility.
3. Extended exposure to air will cause an essential oil to evaporate and sometimes oxidize, altering it chemically. I needed something air-tight.
How do Infinity Jars address each of those?
First, they are made of glass, which is perfect for use with essential oils.
Second, Infinity Jars are made of "... ultraviolet glass that prevents visible light transmission and encourages the passage of UV and infrared light. Visible light will over time weaken whatever product that you have stored in a normal bottle, decreasing shelf life and eventually leading to the product being ruined. UV and infrared light cleanse the inside of the bottle of all pathogens, bacteria and mold while also gently rejuvenating your products." (source)
Third, they claim to have a light-proof, air-tight seal.
If you use fresh herbs or loose-leaf teas; make any DIY beauty products such as lotions, creams, cleansers or lip balms; create essential oil rollers or custom blends; make your own flavored cooking oils, vinegar, simple syrups, or anything else you use a glass jar for, these are a great option for you. I think you'll agree after reading my review!
The company sent me three jars of my choice to try out. The public relations woman I remained in contact with was extremely helpful, timely and responsive. She let me know that my jars had shipped on April 6th, and they arrived within 3-5 days...
extremely well packaged!
I'm not complaining about the packaging, don't get me wrong! These are glass after all. It just took me a while to get them unpackaged. Each jar was individually well wrapped, and there was extra padding in the box, too. Nary a scratch, chip or broken piece to be found.
These are the three beauties I choose: a 250 ml screw top jar, a 100 ml pump and a 200 ml pump. I really wanted to replace the pump bottle I had purchased off amazon for my oil facial cleanser. It leaked. Constantly. I felt like every other day I could swipe the counter and wash my face with it. Seriously. So leakage was something I was keeping a close eye on.
I've been using them for a while now and have not had one single leak. Check! I also liked that the pump distributes a small, even amount of my oil facial cleanser every time. Two pumps are all I need and I don't have to try to regulate how much I'm pumping or how far down I push. Consistent and easy? Check! Now, I tend to simply refill my bottle rather than wash it out and start fresh. So, the fact that "...UV and infrared light cleanse the inside of the bottle of all pathogens, bacteria and mold" is a total win and makes me feel so much better about refilling!
As for looks, I gotta say, they do have bravado. Very sleek and almost sexy, if a jar can be sexy. They've got a little black dress thing going on I think. Except when you hold them up to the light. Then they change to a deep, rich violet color. I loved the look of them and I also liked the way they sealed.
That's an airtight, BPA-free plastic cap, which stops all flow of air in or out of the bottle, "keeping fragrances in and damaging oxygen out". It also made me feel really good about packing this for travel and not having to pump some out first. I hate doing that. Trying to push down the pump, catch what's coming out so I don't waste it while attempting to screw the pump down at the same time always leaves me frustrated. This cap is just too easy to slide on! And it's kind of helmet-like, ala Buzz.
Here's what I was using compared to the Infinity Jar. What a difference, right? They both hold the same amount, they are both pump bottles, but my vote goes to black beauty on the right!
I also wanted to check out other people's reviews, especially since I was only trying three types of bottles and my purposes for them aren't the only ones possible. The overall consensus? Pretty much five stars across the board! Here are some examples of reviews I found for their products I hadn't tried.
"These bottles are very thick glass. They are attractive. I am getting a lot of inquiries about them since I carry them around for my water. The neck could be a little wider for water bottles. It would be a little easier to chug-a-lug water down faster. But I am loving them."
"This is a great product !! Whatever you put in remains just as fresh as the day you put it there. Tougher than you would think, I don't advise dropping it on the concrete to see for yourself. Well worth the price, I'd buy it again & recommend it to anyone"
"First things first, the 100mL dropper bottle and the 10mL dropper bottle are very nice. I am very pleased with the quality. Secondly, the email support was fantastic. I sent an email asking for the dropper specifications for the bottles, and learned that the 10mL bottle's dropper bulb can draw 0.6mL per draw and drop ~0.04mL/drop, while the 100mL bottle's dropper bulb draws 1mL per draw and drops 0.07mL per drop. He even said he would update the website with the details! I really need to reply with a proper thanks. 5/5 for quality and service!"
So, what's the downfall to these Infinity Jars?
I'd be remiss if I didn't say the price.
The 100 ml pump I received would have cost me $18. The 200 ml is priced at $20 and the 250 screw-top jar is $20. To give you a comparison, the cobalt 100 ml bottles I purchased off Amazon were $13.14...for six. However, they did leak, had they difficult screw-down closure that I hate, and definitely do not have any self-cleansing properties!
Now, I'm of the opinion that you get what you pay for. So, I'm kinda not surprised the blue cobalt brand leaked. It's like anything else you purchase. Paying "extra" for something that is great quality, serves your purpose, and fits your needs means that in the long run, you're not out purchasing a replacement, throwing the product, and your money, away. You're able to use it for the long-term. In today's throw-away society, I think that's important and necessary to consider. In the end, that's not really paying extra.
Because Infinity Jars is so on top of the customer service, they offered me a discount code I can offer only to you, my readers! If you follow the link at the bottom of the page, you'll find their website. Using the coupon code NEALEYTHERE my readers/followers will get 20% off their orders through May 14! Just in time for Mother's Day! So please, share this those you know who currently use or would be interested in these types of products.
And, because I want to share the love, I'm giving away the 200 ml pump bottle, along with your choice of essential oils! Aromatouch is an essential oil blend that is perfect for massage. You can add it to your favorite carrier oil or unscented lotion. The second option is an essential blend of what I like to call my Myrrh-raculous oil facial cleanser. It's a combination of Frankincense, Myrrh and Melaleuca. You can simply add it your current oil cleanser, or make your own using Fractionated Coconut Oil and/or Argan Oil. (Find my basic recipe here)
To enter the give away, simply comment which of the two options you'd be most interested in and why!
Giveaway ends Sunday, May 8th at 10pm CST. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced the following day. Giveaway not affiliated or endorsed in any way by Weebly, Infinity Jars, doTERRA, or Instagram. Must be 18yrs old to enter.
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I'm Tonia, a Midwesterner transplanted to Colorado. I'm a mom of two lovely littles, a yoga instructor, DIY-er, teacher, stay at home mom, and a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. I blog about a little bit of all of these and everything in between!
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