It’s been a long time cumin, but we have something pretty exciting to spice up your kitchen!

If you want to display all those amazing spices you have at home then it’s thyme to get the perfect vessels to store your herbs & spices in - that’s where our new Set of 15 Spice Jars  come in! With the same borosilicate glass and bamboo design as our Pantry Jars - they fit in seamlessly with the rest of your pantry storage. 

You can choose to leave them blank or pair them up with our beautiful custom labels

We all know a well stocked and organised spice drawer or shelf is the key to preparing mouth watering meals. But do you know the shelf life of different spices, the plastic-free places to buy them from and how to make some of your own blends? If not, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know below.  

Shelf life of herbs and spices: 

Spices are seasonings made from a dried plant, root, bark, or stem, whereas herbs are the plant’s dried or fresh leaves. Because they are dried, their shelf life is extended well beyond what you would expect. That said, spices last longer than herbs and whole seasonings last the longest

If spices and herbs are kept as we have discussed the shelf life will be as follows:

  • Whole spices and dried herbs, leaves and flowers will keep 1 - 2 years.
  • Whole chilly peppers will keep for a minimum of 12 months, and up to 2 years.
  • Seeds will keep 2 - 3 years and whole roots
  • Ground spices and herb leaves keep 1 year.
  • Ground roots will keep for 2 years.
  • Salt will last indefinitely

To maximise longevity, keep spices away from heat, light, moisture and while spices and herbs don’t go bad, they will lose their aroma and flavour over time. 

Where to buy them plastic-free: 

Most bulk stores will have all the spices and herbs you could dream of so you can refill your Spice Jars without the plastic. Take along your bulk food bags to grab your whole spices such as cloves and bay leaves and take your Spice Jars to refill your spices and herbs. 

How to make your own blends: 

Instead of purchasing the pre-made spice blends, save one or two Spice Jars to play around with and make your own. You can create your own unique mix to share with family and friends. 

If you’re ready for an as-salt of the senses, check out some of our favourite blends below!  

Nicki's Chilli Season Blend

Use on any dishes you want to add a kick of chilli to, roast vegetables, meats, salads, pan fried dishes. 

2 1/2 tablespoons chilli powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Nicki's Salt Free All Purpose Blend
This blend will add the most amazing flavour to your smashed avocado toast or anything savoury! 
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
tablespoons chilli powder 
tablespoons paprika 
tablespoons parsley
1/12 tablespoons black pepper

Now you’ve got all you need to take the kitchen by storm, tag us if you try any of our blends or if you make your own creation, we’ll be sure to share some of our favourites on Instagram.