As you know, I home-school; have for 18 years now I believe. Wow, where does time go. It seems like last week that I was cramming in my “Mommies How to Teach” manuals!
Well, one thing that I have learned over the years is that we, the most incredible of God’s creatures, are actually the hardest to teach. We are hard to teach because we intellectualize absolutely everything. We want to see the information from all sides, have all the statistics as to the probability of ever needing to recall this information again and then, we must discern the necessity of actually learning it ….now?
We are a funny lot, that’s for sure. But the good news is, we are all the same. Only the degree of intensity in our personality differs.
And then, on top of all that…we only retain an average of 20% of everything we see or hear!
So don’t feel bad when you need to ask a question. We all do!
So with that said, let’s just review a couple of short facts.
One question that keeps coming up is:
“I have been purchasing my homeopathic remedies in plastic bottles. Are they still good?”
The Answer to that is, maybe.
If you’ve stored your remedies in a cool dry place. (not the refrigerator: too humid) And if they are not more than approx. 14 months old. (They should have an expiration date if they are in plastic)
Then Yes, your remedies are still good!
Then the question: Can I transfer these remedies in plastic bottles to glass bottles? I say yes. But you must follow very carefully the following simple rules or you will cancel your remedies. (To cancel means to render them inactive)
- As always; never open your homeopathic remedy in the presence of strong odor. Always make sure that the air is free from any contagion or odor. (I like to leave the room, or even the house and return after a few moments, in order to test the air so to speak)
- Always plan to transfer your remedies into clean, sterilized glass bottles. (colored glass is always preferable)
- Wearing gloves, goggles and even a face mask may seem like over kill…but it is the best way to be sure that your remedies aren’t contaminated when you make the transfer.
- Simply open the plastic container by scoring with a sharp knife or blade around the entire container tube; may take a bit of doing, but it is possible.
- Remove the lid from the plastic tube. Carefully pour the contents into the new glass bottle and then cap it tightly.
- Clearly mark your new remedy with the Name of the remedy, and note that this is a transfer; so that you know the history of the remedy.
May God Bless You and Yours,