Mason jars used to be popular for making jams, canning foods and other such culinary delights in the kitchen. However, today, mason jars are enjoying a revival and are being utilized for all sorts of craft and home projects – including aromatherapy! Here a few suggestions on how to get the most out of a mason jar if you are an aromatherapist who makes aromatherapy bath and beauty products!
What is a Mason Jar?
The traditional mason jar was invented in 1858 by John Landis Mason (1832- 1902). The mason jar is a molded glass jar with an outer ring of metal and a rubber ring on the interior (underside of the lid) which effectively “seals” the jar and preserves the food within. Today, you will probably find a modern variation of the traditional mason jar if you are involved in making home crafts; for example, many suppliers sell the traditional glass jar base with a tin lid or cap that doesn’t have the traditional inner/outer seal but can be used in various home craft projects.
Using Mason Jars in Aromatherapy Projects
I discovered mason jars as recently as last year when I started to make my own aromatherapy candles. After many hours of “research” on the internet, I discovered that there were all sorts, sizes and styles of mason jars that you can use in home craft projects. Here are the ways in which I have used the traditional mason jar in modern day aromatherapy projects:
- as an aromatherapy candle – I offer one style of mason jar as an aromatherapy candle in the Sedona Aromatherapie webstore. This particular “mason jar” has a screw-on tin lid which you remove before lighting the candle
- as aromatherapy bath salts – although I haven’t got any aromatherapy bath salts in the Sedona Aromatherapie webstore offered in a mason jar, there is absolutely no reason why you can’t use mason jars to store your bath salts! If you would like a custom order of aromatherapy bath salts in a mason jar, please contact me with your request
- for flower/herb infusions – mason jars are ideal for making homemade herbal and flower infusions as they are made of glass (to allow sunlight to filter through) and are of a reasonable size; see Monday’s post for more on making your own flower/herb infusions!
These are the few ways I have been using mason jars in aromatherapy projects. If you have your own ideas, please leave me a comment below or e-mail me with your thoughts! Mason jars are a great, innovative way to make the most of your aromatherapy projects!