After composting all those outdated spices, save the glass jars for gifts.
- First, soak the jars in soapy hot water to remove stickers.
- Wash jars and lids in dishwasher a couple of times to remove any residue.
- Allow jars to air without lids for a couple of days. Check to make sure jars are clean and without any residual scent.
You can use these jars to make homemade bath salts; BBQ rub; saltless seasoning and to store your very own dried herbs from your garden.
One of my friends returns her empty jars every summer and tells me what dried herbs she would like for Christmas. By the time the holidays come around, she has forgotten what she asked for and is always delighted with what she gets!