What Are Apothecary Jars?

What Are Apothecary Jars?

May 17, 2021 Off By Jill T Frey

What Are Apothecary Jars?

Apothecary jars are glass jars with glass stoppers that are mainly used by the pharmaceutical and homeopathic industries for storing medicinal products or special herbs. They are used to preserve crude and compounded drugs, in both dry and liquid forms. Nowadays, however, apothecary jars are also used as decorative retro jars for products such as bath salts and other cosmetics, food products and other things. They would, for example, be perfect to store dried herbs and powders in. You could also store homemade drinks or sauces in them. Apothecary jars work for pretty much anything, so just use them as you see fit.

Why are glass jars better than plastic?

Sure, you need to be careful not to drop a glass jar, or it will break. But how often do you actually drop a glass jar, and is that one little con really enough to make you say that plastic is better? When, say, a tincture is stored in a plastic bottle or container, the strange chemicals in the plastic might react with your tincture or seep into it. When, however, the same tincture is stored in an apothecary jar, it is much safer and free of chemicals. Not to mention the use of glass jars, bottles and other containers immensely reduces plastic waste. After cleaning an empty jar, it’s also easily reusable.

Apothecary jars for every occasion

Whether the product you want to store is liquid or dry, comes in a large amount or a little amount, you will always be able to find the appropriately sized apothecary jar. You can find apothecary jars in sizes of 50 ml, 100 ml, 250 ml, 500 ml, 1 L and even 2 L. Use them to store medicine, cosmetics, herbs and spices, seeds, oils and many other things. You could store your own essential oil blends in them, your own perfumes or your own spice blends. One could even use one of these jars to store their secret hamburger recipe, as to keep it hidden from everyone who wishes to steal it.

Using apothecary jars to store your products

If you are someone who owns a small business, or someone who likes to sell their homemade products on the internet, apothecary jars are ideal for storing your products in. The lids are airtight, which means that it is safe to distribute liquids in. Using environmentally friendly material to package your products in will make your product more attractive to a whole demographic of people. If you use all natural ingredients to make your product and then sell it in glass jars, that is sure to attract a lot of new clients.