Mortar and Pestle, Soap Stone
This is a beautiful soapstone mortar and pestle and is the perfect piece for all of your rituals, spells, or conjures..
Soapstone Metaphysical Properties
Soapstone is commonly believed to have a calming energy, balancing effect while creating positive, soothing effect. Soapstone is valued for it the way it helps one prepare for life changes. It is also thought to encourage truth, logic and rational yet creative thinking.
Mortar and Pestle, Soap Stone has many uses in the realms of Witchcraft and Rituals, for generations the Mortar and Pestle have been used in the kitchen in the Pharmacy and on the Altar.
Soap Stone is a soft stone that is easy to carve into various shapes yet is nonporous allowing the use as a Mortar and Pestle. With some rituals calling for the burning of herbs while being mixed, a Mortar and Pestle, Soap Stone can be of great benefit since Soap Stone is heat resistant. Cleaning a Mortar and Pestle, Soap Stone can be easy since Soap Stone is a hydrophobic stone.
Soap Stone has been used for creating casting molds for soft metals such as Silver and Pewter. The heat resistance mentioned above allows the stone to stay safe from the metal while the nonporous surface allows the finished product to be removed easily. Native American used Soap Stone as a cooking stone. For this use they would place the Soap Stone into a fire, once the Soap Stone was hot they would then place the stone into their stews. Trade with settlers would include carved pieces of Soap Stone.