Your Shofar has been carefully crafted from a Kudu or Ram’s Horn. If not properly looked after or maintained, your Shofar may split, crack and even scratch. Do not use harsh chemicals. Do not submerge or soak the Shofar in water. Store in a cool dark place. Protect it from extreme sunlight and rain. Do not force any object down the mouthpiece in an attempt to clean it. We recommend that you store the Shofar in a protective covering such as a Shofar Bag.
Getting rid of Odours: If the Shofar has an unpleasant odour after use, we recommend the following: Gently block the mouthpiece hole with tissue paper. Turn the Shofar into a vertical position. Pour Bicarbonate of Soda into the top of the horn opening. Fill approximately half way and leave the Shofar with the Bicarb mixture for about 12 hours, then pour it out. This should remove the odour.
Cleaning the Mouthpiece: Pipe cleaners can be used for the mouthpiece if necessary using only a single strand. Dampen the pipe cleaner with warm water, insert into the mouthpiece hole and gently rub back and forwards.
To clean the outside of the shofar, use a clean damp cloth to wipe off all marks or dust.