When company over we hang in my kitchen. Inevitably they always spy these jars sitting on my windowsill. I frequently hear, "What's going on over here?"
OK, I must admit that these jars look like unclaimed Science experiments. However, these jars allow me to make several great items:
Lotion Bars: http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2012/09/lotion-bars.html
Lip Balm: http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2012/12/honey-citrus-lip-balm.html
Hand Lotion: http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2012/12/hand-cream.html
I've become interested in learning all about what nature has to offer us. Why do we need the chemicals in the items we buy? Nature has a way to provide what we need. Infused oils allow me to bring in the healing power of herbs into the concoctions I make.
An infused oil is simply olive oil or another type of oil, with an herb. On my windowsill you see a mason jar full of lavender, chamomile, peppermint and comfrey. I've had jars of calendula and other herbs as well.
Simply fill a mason jar full of oil and add in the herb of your choice. Place the mason jars in a windowsill that does not get direct sunlight. Shake the jars a few times a week. After 4-6 weeks, the oil is infused with the healing power of what you have in the jars.
I am finding that the great Lord has given us what we need to heal, for comfort, to relax. Do some research and experiment a little.
Get your geek on!