Use mason jars in aromatherapy projects such as flower infusions, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved
Use mason jars in aromatherapy projects such as flower infusions, copyright Sharon Falsetto, all rights reserved

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!

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