Apothecary jars

Our dark glass apothecary jars Libra was mainly used by the pharmaceutical and homoeopathic industry to store medicinal products or special herbs or preserve crude and compounded drugs, in both dry and liquid forms. And that completes the circle that the design series Libra is named after the constellation of the same name, Libra. Nowadays, they are also used as decorative retro jars for several purposes, including cosmetics (bath salt, room fragrance container, etc). You should not be surprised when you see the glass apothecary jars pass by in an interior magazine. The dark coloured apothecary glass adds richness to any bathroom it is placed in. Apothecary jars used as candle holders have become extremely popular today; and in this case, the pot can be used again once a candle has burned out. We have small apothecary jars for products perfect  for samples or gift packaging but also big apothecary jars, that lend themselves perfectly to a luxurious bath salt. It can also be used in the kitchen to seal and display in a fancier way spices, or different shapes of pasta. The filling capacity of the different jars varies between, 50 ml and 2 l. The weight of the glass jars ranging between 72 g to nearly 1.2 kg. 

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Glass apothecary jars

Miron Violetglass offers a wide range of bottles and jars with accompanying closures, pump caps, spray caps, pipette droppers, and other accessories to customers in over 70 countries. Miron glass is widely recognized as the ideal packaging for companies selling natural cosmetics, esoteric oils, olive oil, honey, tea, spices, water, flower essences, CBD, superfoods, vitamin supplements, homoeopathic medications, and many other natural products. Miron helps businesses with their total packaging solution, with excellent service and fast delivery as a result of the vast storage of most products.

Airtight lids 

All our jars are round shaped with dark-coloured lids. The lid of the apothecary jars makes the glass jars airtight. These well-designed products give a very luxurious and elegant touch to the products while protecting them against harmful rays of light. The round shape ensures that the product leaves the packaging easily. The glass apothecary jar is perfect for storing products in the kitchen that need to be kept dry, such as herbs, tea, seeds and fine grains such as rice and couscous.

Definition of apothecary jars

The dictionaries definition of apothecary jars is: a small, covered jar, formerly used by druggists to hold pharmaceuticals, now chiefly in household use to hold spices, candies, cosmetics, etc., and sometimes decorated, like a lamp base or flower vase’ and ‘a usually wide-mouthed covered and ornamented jar (as for drugs, herbs, or bathroom and kitchen supplies)’.

The history of apothecary jars

The use of apothecary jars can be traced back to human civilization. Glazed earthenware was used during the Renaissance period in both public and private pharmacies to store a variety of pharmaceuticals. The contents (solids or liquids) of the jars determined their size and shape. Some had ceramic tops, but most were sealed with a bladder, parchment, or cloth secured with a string. Inscriptions identifying the contents were written either directly on the jar or a separate label.