TIPPS AND TRICKS!
Regardless of the material, always make sure to keep your mortar and pestle nice and clean. Dust the pair at least once every two weeks, making sure that it doesn’t get too grimy as time passes.
The mortar and pestle tends to absorb strong odors, especially if it’s made of marble or wood. Try not to use too much soap when cleaning these types, as you don’t want your food tasting like dish cleaner.