When I started this journey of creating products that were totally chemical-free, many people advised me to put just a little bit of chemicals or preservatives in them. I was not okay with that. That wasn’t my mission; that wasn’t what I set out to do. I wanted to create fresh, organic skin care that was like a delicious green juice for your skin. I wanted my products to nourish your skin, inside and out. How could they do that if they had the same ingredients in them that I was purposefully trying to avoid?
So I kept pushing and researching, and my perseverance paid off. I discovered Miron Violet Glass, and once I read about it I knew it was the perfect way to package my product line.
The problem with other glass colors – like clear, blue, green, and brown – is that they allow enough visible light to pass through to damage the product. Things don’t stay fresh in them that long, which obviously wouldn’t work with my preservative-free line.
But Miron Violet Glass doesn’t do that. The unique properties of the glass don’t allow any visible light to pass through, with the exception of violet light and the spectral range of UV-A and infrared light.
That’s why Miron Violet Glass is ideal for storing healing substances, elixirs, and homeopathic remedies.
But Miron Violet Glass isn’t a new phenomenon – there’s evidence that the ancient Egyptians alchemically used violet and gold glass containers to store their healing products. There’s also evidence that it was used similarly in the Middle Ages, but it fell out of favor in the last 100 years or so when advances in preservatives were made. Thankfully, in the late 20th century the Miron company decided to begin producing the glass again, and it is now readily available!
Putting our line in Miron Violet Glass allows us to make the products we want to make. It just goes to show that a little research can go a long way!