We are proud to announce the start of a new blog series on our website, The Infinity Jars Product Spotlight. We will be producing regular blog entries, aimed at exploring all of our products in greater depth. These series will pay particular attention to the history, dimensions and uses of each style of products. We begin with our line of Apothecary Jars...
Imagine a shimmering wall of glass bottles and canisters, filled up with potions, tinctures and remedies. People come here to cure sickness, heal injuries, buy medicine and sometimes… Even have a phosphate fizz or two! This is the Apothecary, (or what we would call Pharmacy today) and this is where the modern day apothecary jar came to prominence. This jar is known for it’s elegant design and powerful preservation properties; it has always been the container of choice for storing precious medicine, herbs and food. We enjoy the beautiful look this jar gives any room it sits in and the functionality that centuries of design have imparted upon it.
To increase the effectiveness of the apothecary jar's already formidable design, we added Ultraviolet Glass Technology to filter out all the harmful rays of the sun and only allow the beneficial rays to enter. What this means for users of this jar is that the contents will remain fresh for longer than a normal amber, green or blue glass jar.
(A brief) History of the Apothecary Jar
Apothecary jars have been in use by humans for centuries. The first records of jars for the express purpose of storing drugs are found in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. These containers were made out of alabaster, earthenware and stone. Ancient healers filled their drug jars with syrups, potions and herbs used to treat illness. The Greeks and Romans built upon this tradition and also stored precious herbs, remedies and medicines in pottery.
The drug jar really started to look like it does today during Islamic conquest and dominion of the Middle East. The invention of glazed non-porous earthenware made storing liquids and ointments much more convenient and effective. Muslim armies brought the beginnings of modern medicine and pottery techniques to Spain, where pottery was made in Cordova and Malaga.
A German pharmacist, Johann Frederick Boettiger discovers the secret of porcelain making in 1708 and begins a factory. This factory and other’s like it in Europe would provide the raw materials French designers would use in the 19th century to develop ceramic jar and ceramic lid combinations, precursors to our modern apothecary jars.
Louis Dufilho, Jr. passes the first United States pharmacist test and opens his shop in New Orleans, stocking it using apothecary jars.
Infinity Jars Apothecary Dimensions
Here are the complete dimensions for all of our apothecary style jars.
Largest container we sell
Liquid Capacity: 2 L (67.6 fl oz.)
Height: 9.8" (24 cm)
Diameter: 5.3" (13.3 cm)
Opening of Mouth: 2.4" (5.7 cm)
Weight: 2.95 lb (1.33 kg)
- 1 Liter
- Liquid Capacity: 1 L (33.8 fl oz)
- Height: 7.8" (19.9 cm)
- Diameter: 4.3" (7.6 cm)
- Opening of Mouth: 2.4" (5.7 cm)
- Weight: 1.84 lb (.83 kg)
- 500 ml
- Liquid Capacity: 500 ml (16.9 fl oz)
- Height: 6.9" (17.4 cm)
- Diameter: 3.3" (8.5 cm)
- Opening of Mouth: 1.8" (3.8 cm)
- Weight: 11.5 oz (.33 kg)
- 250 ml
- Liquid Capacity: 250 ml (8.4 fl oz)
- Height: 5.5" (13.5 cm)
- Diameter: 2.8" (5.5 cm)
- Opening of Mouth: 1.4" (3.6 cm)
- Weight: 11.3 oz (.32 kg)
Apothecary Jars Suggested Uses
Apothecary jars are ideal for long-term storage of any organic materials and so have a multitude of uses in the kitchen, bathroom and more.
For bakers, store flour, baking soda, sugar and more in Infinity Jars apothecary jars. These jars look stunning in any kitchen and increase the longevity of your baking supplies. Cooks can savor the flavor of oregano, rosemary, mint and more with spices and cooking supplies stored in apothecary jars. The special grind used on the glass on glass lid keeps aromas in and prevents oxygen from entering and contaminating the contents. Your kitchen will never look the same after you put a couple stunning apothecary jars on your counter top.
Star anise, teas and special herbs have for centuries been stored in apothecary style jars. Let tradition and modern science combine to provide the optimal storage for your holistic medicines and herbs. Keep your family in optimal health with BPA free, eco friendly powerful Ultraviolet Glass container technology.
In the mood for a bathroom makeover? Apothecary jars on your bathroom counter top will look so great, you'll want more to store your cotton balls, q-tips and more in. Body scrubs, bath salts and bathing oils all find the perfect home inside of these jars.
In this day and age, it isn't enough to just ask for either functionality or beauty. What you choose to fill your home with demands excellence. When you combine a design that has been tested for centuries with Ultraviolet Glass technology you have a force to be reckoned with. It is a combination of classic design and reliable functionality that makes the apothecary so popular to this day. Learn more about all of our fantastic glass jars.