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Mortar and pestle are implements used since ancient times to prepare ingredients or substances by crushing and grinding them into a fine paste or powder in the kitchen, laboratory, or pharmacy.
Common ingredients for grinding, crushing, pounding or bashing include: peppercorns, seeds, whole spices, aromatic roots, the seeds of herbs, fresh herbs, leaves, rice, legumes, nuts, sea salt, and non-culinary items as well, such as medications.
When you've graduated beyond pre-packaged spices and you're ready to grind your own fresh cinnamon, cloves, peppercorn, cumin and more, there's no more useful tool than a mortar and pestle. Spices, garlic, nuts or seeds are placed in the mortar, then crushed with the pestle, releasing their fresh flavors and oils. You'll really notice the difference in taste!
Create your own blends of healing herbs with one of these Mortar & Pestle sets.
Mortar and Pestle Sets:
1) Flower of Life Carved Black Soapstone Mortar & Pestle 2.75" H
2) Mother of Pearl Triple Moon Inlay Soapstone Mortar & Pestle 3"
3) Soap Stone Mortar & Pestle 4"D,3"H
4) Black Carved Soap Stone Pentacle Mortar & Pestle 4"W 3"H
5) Soapstone Mortar & Pestle 3"H 3"D
*Heads up! I'm not purple but I do come in colors ranging from dark chocolate brown to light cream, as well as some reds.
6) Gray Soapstone Mortar & Pestle 3'' x 3'' x 2.75''H
7) Black Carved Soap Stone Celtic Knot Mortar & Pestle 2.5"H 4"D
8) Celtic Knot Carved Mortar & Pestle Soap Stone 2"H 4"D
9) Old Style Celtic Weave 3"
If you plan to grind a very large amount of spices, getting a spice grinder may be more suitable for your needs. A mortar and pestle is best for just enough spices to create whatever dish or spice mix you immediately want to use.
Complete your apothecary with a beautiful mortar and pestle set. Soapstone is commonly believed to have a soothing, balancing effect, while creating a positive, calming energy. Soapstone is valued for the way it helps one prepare for changes in life, and is thought to promote truth and logic, as wells as rational and creative thinking.
HOW TO USE YOUR NEW TOOL
Place the raw ingredients in the mortar. Measure out your whole peppercorns, cinnamon, or other ingredient and place it in the mortar. Fill the mortar no more than ⅓ full with raw spices; otherwise, it will be difficult to get an even grind. If you have too much to fit, it's fine to process the spices in batches.
Use the pestle to process to your desired consistency. Hold the mortar in place with one hand, take the pestle in your opposite fist, and twist it against the ingredients in the mortar so that they are ground against its bottom and sides. Evenly grind, bash or crush all of the spices, using the pestle to mix and grind them until they are all reduced to the same consistency. Continue until the ingredients are as coarse or fine as you want.
*Using the mortar and pestle to grind. This is the ideal technique for most spices you'll use in baked goods, sauces and other dishes. You can grind to a coarse, medium or fine consistency.
Place your ingredients in the mortar and hold it in place with one hand.
Hold the pestle in your fist with a firm but comfortable grip.
Press the rounded end of the pestle down onto the ingredients and roll it against the mortar while applying firm pressure.
Grind until you've reached your preferred consistency.
Hand wash only, do not use soap or dishwasher. You can find information online about proper ways to wash and "season" your mortar and pestle.
Want to know more about how to get started? Check out some info on seasoning your new tool here
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We use 100% from Nature Ingredients. The majority of our herbs are organic and ethically wildcrafted and foraged locally. The rest are typically garden grown in our medicinal garden. We do outsource when needed and always choose quality, certified organic sources. We try to utilize our local small business owners but do have several things that are shipped from non local small family farms.
We use Fair Trade, Raw and Organic Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Mango Butter. We use unrefined butters as this keeps all the vitamins, minerals and other natural properties of the butters intact. Our cocoa butter is non deodorized as the process of deodorizing (removing the naturally occurring soft cocoa scent) will destroy the antioxidants that naturally occur in the butter.
Free from chemicals! Well, sort of. Technically, Chemicals make up all matter. That means stating that we use no chemicals would be a lie as the scientific definition of chemical means that most everything (other than "energy" itself) IS a chemical. But we know what you mean and we ARE Free from Parabens, Pesticides, Petroleum, Phthalates, Sulfates, SLS, Artificial Colors, Synthetic Fragrances, and all the other yucky stuff.
My cockatoo wants nothing to do with my herbal goodness so all animals are safe. We only test on friends and family!
Of course. There's a wide range of allergies and sensitivities out there and it's possible to be allergic to any ingredient used as well as cross allergies. Some of the butters and oils used can trigger nut allergies. We recommend messaging us directly for more info prior to buying if you're aware of any major allergens. Allergies can start at any stage and age so if an unsuspected allergy occurs when using a product, discontinue use immediately and consult your doctor.
Everything is handmade to order in small batches using fair trade, organic, raw and wildcrafted ingredients whenever possible. This ensures your batch is fresh and the highest quality. We put our heart and soul into our products and trust that the plants will offer their healing to all that they touch.
Your products are artisan made and handcrafted in an earth conscious, plant loving, cruelty free, organic, always made with love and intention home. We are a smoke free "facility" and have one feathered friend; a cockatoo named Cotton. He's a 35 year old Goffin's cockatoo, a rescue, and recently lost his life mate to a tumor. He lives his best life upstairs, enjoys children's songs, fresh fruits and veggies, and Walker Texas ranger.
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Yes! However please understand that you are responsible for being aware of and paying your import taxes at time of pick up if your country requires them. We will not be responsible for refunding any orders or shipping fees due to complications surrounding this issue.
Unfortunately, I am bombarded constantly by other shops, herbalists, and companies for my personal and family recipes. It is impossible for me to know who is genuinely just curious and who intends to steal and recreate my offerings. Due to the fact that this has happened to me with direct competitors, I do not share my ingredient for nonallergic or personal aversion specific requests.
However, if you are a budding herbal ally and are interested in knowledge, I am tickled pink to be part of your learning process!
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Please remove your balms from the mailbox or porch as soon as they are delivered. We can not control shipping times or the weather (although we wish we could) and can not refund, replace or accept returns of melted balms. If your balms melt, using a handheld mixer can be useful, and just place it in a cool, dark location, or to quickly reset them, pop them in the fridge for 5-15 minutes. The balm quality should not be affected. Also, the balms may whiten in cooler temps; just give a stir! This will also not affect the quality. Thank you for your understanding.
There's no strong psychotropic. It's more of a gentle assist in opening the third eye, Sahasrara, and Agnya. I'm an herbalist so I choose to work with a combination of metaphysical attributes and ayurvedic. Some herbs in the psychic blend have very mild sedative properties, mostly to aid in relaxing and accessing the energies. I like to say "they're herbs, not magic." These blends offered are to simply help you access and expand your own magical intent. They have historical, traditional, and mythological ties to specific powers, but wouldn't necessarily invoke powers you do not have or haven't yet cultivated. These tea blends are lovely mild alternatives of safe herbs to open the gateway to accessing what you desire.
Cast iron products are traditionally made by casting melted iron ore into a mold.
Lost-wax process, also called cire-perdue, is a method of metal casting in which a molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created by means of a wax model. The wax is then melted off. Some wax residue may remain, especially in crevices and design features. To remove any remaining wax, you can gently scrape it away with a tool or your fingernail. Clean with a damp cloth and dry well to prevent any rusting.
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Please address what solutions are preferable so that we may find an acceptable solution in a more timely manner.
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This soapstone bowl and muddler is more than I could have asked for. It’s beautiful! And when I reached out with questions for care, she was quick to respond and gracious!
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Such a well made and beautiful bowl. Came packaged very well. The coloring on it is stunning. I definitely recommend this shop!
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