One of the most frustrating things about the internet is Pinterest and the neverending supply of beautiful photos and perfect DIYs.
So today I present to you some not-so-great but very real photos of how I re-use jars to make and store extracts, tinctures, and essential oils. I won't post recipes or how-to instructions, the internet does NOT need more of those.
This is my favorite...homemade arnica oil. I simply purchased some dried arnica flowers and funneled them into a half-full bottle of olive oil. Fancy schmancy label and everything.
After a couple of months or so, I strained the oil and created a salve with beeswax and a few other simple ingredients. I *may* do a post on that, since I love it.
Dessicated coconut flakes (no sugar added) in alcohol (cheap vodka to be exact). No fancy label needed. A Sharpie works (kind of). Amazing flavor after just a few weeks. Perfect for making your own flavored sodas.
(This is actually a bottle I found on the ground at the park!)
Another go at the "fancy' font on the label maker. This bottle is a re-used stevia bottle. I have lots of these--super great for reusing.
Some of these are jars I purchased at Mama Jean's for storing herbs. Yay for multi-functional things.
Yum, home grown sage.
That's all..I just see so many fancy DIYs on how to make extracts showing perfectly lovely matching bottles...and if you can't afford that, surprise you can still make them. (And feel great about reusing and re-purposing instead of buying fancy bottles.)
That's all. :0)