One of the trends that have been floating around the crafty/home decor world lately is home-made apothecary jars. And why not? The real thing is very pricey, and most of us can't justify the expense of a little decor when we can do it almost free of charge ourselves. So today, I’m going to give you a tutorial on how to make a cheap apothecary jar. You can use any glass jar you wanted to do this DIY since it just the simple way and use some glue.
First, make your lids. That included, for me, removing the lids from the clamp pots. You can reuse the combination of the jar lids or buy them or any alternative you have. Next for the tall jars. This was really easy. I just glued one of the candlesticks to the bottom of the large vase and the medium candle holder. Just combine all of your glass jar lids or sticks or whatever you want to make it works. Don't forget to decorate and fill the DIY apothecary jars.
Apothecary jars can be used for a variety of reasons. Whether it be for entertaining or home decor, they can be quite a versatile piece to have around the house.
Researchers and institutions have been able to retain complete specimens since the 17th century by immersing them in liquid chemicals and keeping them there. A specimen that has been kept in fluid consists of three parts:
Although the fixative and fluid preservation method alters the specimen chemically and may cause discoloration, shrinkage, or bloating, these collections can remain for decades.
The dry and liquid versions of both raw and complex medications were kept in apothecary jars for storage and preservation. They were constructed using a range of materials, including metals, woods, glass, and ceramics.
They came in several different shapes and sizes: Large jars and lanky albarelli were used to keep thick, dry items like plants, wood, and wildflowers. Meanwhile, liquids were kept in syrup jars with knobs and spouts. Liquids were stored in tiny, slender bottles, and patients were given medications in tiny bottles and jars.
In addition, for clinics, hospitals, imperial apothecaries, and churches, there existed a consistent market for apothecary containers. In the 15th century, containers with labels describing their composition also start to show up.
On occasion, the jar would have an empty space where the apothecary may record the composition. Deep blue and yellow tones and geometric designs are used to embellish the earliest jars in the collection. In the 17th and 18th centuries, historical and religious themes were frequently used as decorations.
There are two isopropyl alcohol concentrations available for rubbing alcohol: 70% and 99 percent. Despite the fact that you might believe the higher concentration to be more efficient, scientists suggest that a 70% concentration is actually more beneficial for disinfection.
Extra water remains, which aids in its ability to dissolve more gradually, enter cells, and exterminate bacteria. Meanwhile, with alcohol above 80% to 85% concentrations, rubbing alcohol loses some of its disinfectant properties.