At SuperFeast, you know we have your best health intentions at heart. We only source the most potent, high-quality herbs and so, it was a no brainer that we had to use the highest quality packaging too. Introducing you to Miron Violet Glass...
We have long known that we need to use the best quality packaging to hold these potent herbs. We've been using Miron glass for years. We are super excited to see other brands jump on board and move away from plastics. Read on to find out why we choose to use Miron glass jars in our 100g sizes.
** For the last 12 months, we have been exploring sustainable packaging options to replace our Kraft bags (for bulk herbs of 250g, 500g and 1kg). While we love our resealable Kraft bags, they are unfortunately not recyclable and while you may be able to use them a couple more times, they simply don't quite have the longevity we have in mind. We have trialed more than 10 options. Unfortunately, these solutions have been unable to preserve the integrity of the herbs. So if you have any eco-packaging contacts (we are ideally looking for certified home compostable), please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we would love to arrange some samples to try.**
Have a look at your Miron jar - it looks black, right?
Now hold it up to the sun, what do you see now?
A lovely violet / purple color.
Miron glass is a violet glass, boasting significant preservation qualities. While the first industrially made Miron violet glass was only made in 1995, history shows us that the ancient Egyptians kept precious natural treasures and essences inside violet glass vessels.
Why do we use Miron to store your mushies?
Miron violet glass is simply the best way to package the herbs. It's that's simple. We don't compromise here at SuperFeast. Miron glass's unique structure ensures the quality of the product is maintained over a significant period of time.
- ensures the potency of the herbs
- ensures the taste is maintained
- allows for the full storage life of your herbs
- maintains the energetics of the herbs,
- looks sexy as hell on your kitchen bench
- has a huge range of other uses (see below; #mymiron)
- laughs in the face of single-use consumerism
But how does Miron actually work?
When it comes to SuperFeast tonic herbs, there are two natural occurrences that degrade their quality: light and air.
This is where the magic of Miron violet glass comes in.
Clear and brown glass lets in the entire light spectrum. But Miron protects your extracts from the complete spectrum of visible light (except violet light, thankfully). We know that sunlight enables all plants to grow (and it is sure helpful for us humans to be healthy and vibrant too!) But, if plants are exposed to sunlight after reaching maturity, the effect transforms from beneficial to accelerating molecular decay.
Essentially Miron violet glass is a natural filter that only allows the spectrum of light that protects and improves the quality of your tonic herbs.
Here's the kicker though, ultraviolet A (UVA), infrared (IR) and violet lights are able to pass through the Miron and so the Miron magic continues... these lights have healing properties on the human nervous system. In Taoist and Yogic traditions, violet light shows the highest vibration frequency (720 – 770 billion Hertz) of all colors, corresponding exactly to our central nervous system's vibration frequency.
In his book "Heilkraft des Sonnenlichts" ("Healing Properties of Sunlight"), teacher, musician, and mystic Jakob Lorber (Graz, 1800 – 1864) specified why homeopathic remedies could only be preserved within the violet energy range. According to his research, remedies stored in these glasses will not only be preserved for decades but will also be enriched and activated. Tests undertaken in recent decades confirm this thesis.
Let's look at some actual examples of the magic of Miron.Tomato Tests
1. Herb & Spice Test
An array of herbs and spices (like fresh green chives, as seen below), were stored for two months in different glass vessels and exposed to sunlight. The Miron glass is on the far left. The picture below tells a thousand words!
2. Tomato Tests
A microbiological experiment was carried out using this time, cherry tomatoes. Kept for seven months in storage, at room temperature, in sunlight and the microbiological changes of the tomato on the left, stored in white glass can be clearly seen. The tomato stored in MIRON violet glass, however, shows no loss of color and no signs of drying out.
3. Honey Tests
Research with German beekeepers found a definite conclusion that honey stored in Miron violet glass doesn't break down its ingredients, but actually conserves all elements (taste, smell, color, structure and enzymes) considerably better than in any other receptacles used.
(Image taken from mironglass.com)
4. Spirulina Tests
And finally, the Institute of Dr. D. Knapp tested different spirulina samples. Fresh tablets were packaged in amber, plastic and Miron glass jars. Four weeks later, the results were energetically measured. See the images below…look at that sexy Miron spirulina!
My Miron inspo (#mironmagic)
We highly highly encourage you NOT to recycle your Miron glasses. You read that right. We want you to REPURPOSE them. These precious jars have several other uses, and we would love to see how YOU are reusing them! Tag on socials #mironmagic.
We LOVE the look and vibe of these violet Miron jars - they are the perfect addition to your bedroom, to keep your precious oils and lubes safe (all whilst looking sexy).
Other epic uses of Miron jars below:
Other epic uses of Miron jars below:
De-label your jar and use as spice jars (we love this labeller)
Great for practitioners, herbalists and herbal hobbyists for tinctures
Sweet ambient candle holders
Epic spice rack
More sexy spice jars
Adaptogenic jelly? YES PLEASE!
Is this the cutest thing you've ever seen??
Van life, yasssss
No need to purchase a new keep cup
Now, onto #mironmagic creations you go!
Ok let's get some other ideas pumping online guys, tag #mironmagic and we will feature your ideas in this post! We can't wait to see what other epic repurposes you come up with :-)