Restore Romance in your life with Herbs

This being Valentine month, here is a light-hearted look at how herbs can also restore the romance in our lives. Besides their many practical uses, herbs also work in the realm of the emotions. One thinks of the soothing, calming herbs, those that deal with depression or lift the spirits. All these are herbs for […]

Fragrant Herbs

Fragrance has the ability to instantly lift our spirits or transport us into a calmer space. It is believed that the sense of smell was our first sense; part of our ‘old brain’ (that’s hopefully since evolved) and it is not controlled by will or reason. Like the fight or flight response, what we smell […]

Scented Sugar Body Scrub

What you will need: Jar Mixing bowl White Sugar Spoon Ingredients: 3 cups sugar 1 cup good quality olive oil 10 drops Lavender essential oil Steps: Combine sugar and olive oil – mix well Add essential oil and spoon into jar

Herbal Home Spa

Bathing by candlelight in a scented bath is still one of the most romantic ways to relax. The natural way to do it is with fragrant herbs that soothe away the stress. Herbal baths combine the therapeutic effects of water and the particular actions of herbs. Warm water quietens and soothes the body, slowing down […]

Herbal bath smoothie

Herbal bath smoothy Ingredients: • Fresh Herbs from your Garden, • Liquidizer / Blender • Water • Oil such as Grapeseed oil / Olive oil / Avocado oil • Coarse Sea salt • Strainer and Cloth, • A piece of String, • A glass container for storage STEP 1: • Pick fresh herbs that is […]

The best flowering herbs

The best flowering herbs Herb flowers are generally small and delicate and that is their charm. Yet they still make a show when plants are massed in the garden or blooms are cut and bunched with other flowers for natural looking flower arrangements. Herbal fragrances tend to be aromatic and this makes them useful for […]

oregano

Oregano

Three ways to use Oregano: 1. Add oregano to omelets, frittatas and quiches for a peppery flavor. Use in dishes in combination with garlic, thyme, parsley and olive oil to spice them up. 2. Pick a bunch of Oregano flowers and Basil leaves, place in a vase on the kitchen windowsill to act as a […]

basil

Basil

Basil • It has a warm, resinous, clove-like flavor and fragrance. Sweet basil, with it’s wonderful aroma and flavor, is one of the most popular and widely grown herbs in the world, • We associate basil with Italian cooking, so you may be surprised to find that many of your favorite Indian and Thai dishes […]

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Thyme to clean the home

Thyme to clean the home Use fresh thyme from your garden and follow this easy recipe to have an effective herbal cleanser. Using lemon thyme will add a fresh, clean fragrance. • 2 1/2 cups water • 1 handful thyme (fresh or dried) • Vinegar • Liquid soap Boil water, add thyme. Simmer for an […]

Bags

Vacuum Bag Sachets

Vacuum Bag Sachets You will need small cotton bags (the kind with drawstrings work best), an essential oil and some herbs and spices. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can change it according to what you like best or what you have on hand. In a small bowl, combine: • 1 cup […]