How to Unstuck an NHT Violet Glass Apothecary Lid

How to Unstuck an NHT Violet Glass Apothecary Lid

May 28th 2022

Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a NHT Violet Glass Apothecary Bottle! Now, the lid is stuck and what do you do? 

The NHT Apothecary Jar lids are hand ground at the Miron Glass factory to fit airtight using gravity. 

Because each lid fits its jar so snuggly, don't add any additional downward pressure to the lid. Having said that, it does happen that lids get suck. Either in shipping, someone doesn't know and forces the lid down, or when something falls from the cabinet above and smacks the lid (yes, that's happened to us!)

Here are three different techniques to get the apothecary jar open:  

  1. Wiggle and twist the lid. Try applying pressure to the underside of the lid lip. Keep coaxing as it takes a bit to let the pressure release. You'll sometime feel the pressure releasing. 
  2. Submerge in water. Bring slowly to a boil. Pressure should release the lid.
  3. Last resort! Spray a little WD-40 down as far as you can. Twist and wiggle. Be aware that this is not suggested for food safety reasons. But if you do, wash very, very thoroughly. Scrub the lid and neck to remove all the chemical.