This carved soap stone jar has a glossy finish and a rich reddish brown color. The lid (1'' tall x 2 1/8'' wide) is carved with a six petaled flower 5/8'' and fits the jar well. The jar is 2 3/8'' tall x 2 1/8'' across on the outside. The inside is 2 1/8'' deep x 1 1/2'' wide. The entire jar stands 3 1/8'' tall. A great altar container for storing salt, herbs or loose incense.
also known as Steatite, Soapstone is composed of Talc, Chlorite, Dolomite and Magnetite( Mg3(OH)2Si4O10 ). Its helpful in getting used to new situations, or in facing new challenges Soapstone is said to help stimulate the liver and gall bladder.