Spices without a Hechsher & Tevilah for spice containers



We received a gift that is a spice rack with about 20 different Glass bottles of spices; There’s no hechsher on the bottles, just the name of the spice. Also, do these bottles/containers need to be toiveled in a mikvah? If yes, can we wait till we finish the bottle before toiveling it?



Many spices require a hechsher due to the manufacturing process.

The following spices are fine without a kosher supervision if nothing is added to them.

  • Allspice
  • Basil
  • Bay Leaves
  • Black pepper
  • Cardamom
  • Cilantro
  • Coriander
  • Fennel Seed
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano

The bottles require Tevila (without a Bracha) after they are finished from the original contents.