I recently had the opportunity to test products made by Infinity jars. They approached me and asked that I do an unbiased review of a couple of products of my choosing. After browsing the website I chose the 750 ml Square Bottle with oil spout and 2- 30 ml glass pipette dropper bottles. They claim to make the “World’s Best Jars,” so I have decided to put them to the test.
A little bit of background on Infinity Jars. This company was started by a Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist six years ago (November 2011). According to the customer service representative, the brand has grown bigger and more popular over the years but still remains a family business. The purpose of Infinity Jars was to provide storage for all the types of goods such as oils, foods, herbs, spices, cosmetics, or DIY health and wellness products. Their purpose is to ensure the long term preservation of such contents with the help of “Ultraviolet Glass Technology.”
Infinity Jars offers over 60 styles and sizes, all of them airtight, light proof, and scent proof. The jars are imported from Europe and are made of a very deep violet glass (they look black at first) which serves as an ultraviolet filter. This is the same “technology” used by the ancient Egyptians thousands of years ago to preserve and protect precious oils and herbs . This differs from jars available at your local store. Typically they either come in plastic containers or colored glass like brown, blue, or green.
But, come on… really, what’s the big deal? And what is this “ultraviolet glass technology” anyway?
First things first. The three enemies of oil are heat, light, and, oxygen. Oils left in direct sunlight can quickly become rancid and unusable. Even storing the oil on the counter tops, as many people do these days for decoration, will cause it to degrade leaving a less nutritious product and also effect the taste. Even worse, many people often place the oil near the stove. The heat can cause further damage.
Plastic is probably the worst storage container for oils. Not only does plastic allow for the penetration of UV rays, but plastic is also known to contain chemicals which can seep into the food it contains over time. Top that with the porosity of plastic that allows for air and humidity to seep in  and you have a very poor environment for whatever you wish to preserve.
While the dark green jars do provide some protection, they still allow some light to pass through (Note: published research on light penetration of amber and green glass is limited ).
These problems find their solution in ultraviolet glass. The deep violet glass sets Infinity apart from all the rest. This type of glass blocks out all harmful visible light rays while selectively ALLOWING infrared and UV-A rays. These light rays actually help to preserve and extend the shelf-life of goods by preserving the bio-energy and potency of the contents of the jar. This way the contents of the jars are preserved for up to six months . Plus, according to the Infinity representative, “[the jars are ] sanitized and treated with a dual coating process.”
The main reason I chose the 750 ml jar to store my olive oil in is to avoid the oxidation and degradation of the olive oil. It has a pour spout, which I love and now I don’t have to worry about the oil degrading.
So what are the pros and cons of this product?
- They have over 50,000 reviews posted on their website.
- Free shipping on orders over $100
- Satisfaction is guarantee on all purchases made on their website
- Superior glass quality: Typically, glass jars have a disadvantage of fragility. The infinity jars are virtually indestructible as Rebekah from Faithfulwiththelittle.com indicated. She states, “Since they are glass [the jars] I was worried that we would break them with the way we destroy everything around here, but I am glad to say that I was proven wrong. I can’t tell you how many times I and the kids have dropped our Infinity Jar soap dispenser and oil bottle glass jars in our ceramic kitchen sink and they have come out unharmed, without a scratch on them; truly remarkable in this household! They are indestructible! Which I really can’t say for much in our house!”
- Bottles are great for a wide variety of liquids from cooking oils to topical ointments to herbal tinctures and balsamic vinegar.
- The smaller jars are perfect for facial serums, toners, and essential oils.
- The integrity of your lotions, essential oils, and spices is guaranteed for six months when you use these jars.
- Wanna keep your olive oil jars on the counter for decoration? With the ultraviolet filters, you can now safely display your jars without the danger of oil degrading, plus you get a nice, decorative jar.
- I really couldn’t find any negatives to this product other than I couldn’t see the oil level when the bottle was full of oil and it over flowed.
- The cost of the jars could seem a bit pricey, but when you consider the quality of the jars and that you will be saving money on food, herbs, and oils because it won’t go bad as quickly, the cost really isn’t a con.
Interested in giving this product a try? I’ll send the first two readers who contact me and let me know what they want to use the bottles for, one of the two extra pipette dropper bottles to try for yourself.