This olive wood pestle and mortar has a smooth, rounded shape, as an alternative to the traditional shape which is more angular.
There is always a debate about which type of material is best for a Pestle and Mortar. Wood is often considered not to be strong enough for hard things like whole spices but to be better for herbs.
This is not true of Olive Wood as it is extremely hard and long lasting. A Pestle and Mortar made from high-quality olive wood, like this one, is suitable for all ingredients and will last a lifetime as long as it is looked after properly.
Another advantage with Olive Wood is that it has natural anti-bacterial properties so will only need handwashing and is not suitable for dishwashers.
These olive wood products are hand made and consequently, each piece is completely unique and will vary slightly to the one represented in these photographs.
When your Olive Wood products arrive they will be covered in a coating of olive oil but will soon dry out naturally. It is advisable to coat them regularly with olive oil in order to stop them drying out completely.