Herb Garden For Happy Pets

Herb garden for happy pets – July Herbs are just as beneficial for animals as they are for people. There are herbs that act as tonics, keep the skin healthy, repel fleas, aid digestion, get rid of worms and even give them a ‘high’, like catnip and cat mint! Cats and dogs not only share […]

The Power Of Parsley

The power of parsley If a herb can be described as humble, then parsley fits the bill. This underrated herb is usually part of every herb garden but is often only used as a garnish. To give parsley its due here are 10 ways to use it – in addition to its ability to pretty-up […]

Herbs that can restore romance in our lives

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 […]

Lemon Flavoured herbs

Lemon flavoured herbs Only a hint of lemon is needed to add zest to food and enhance delicate flavours. While lemony herbs have a more subtle taste compared to pure lemon juice they are just as useful as a natural flavouring. Lemon grass, lemon verbena, lemon balm, and lemon thyme can be used in salads […]

Herbal insecticidal spray

Ingredients: • A selection of Insect Repelling Herbs from your Garden, • Container, • Boiling Water. • Liquid Soap. • Spray Bottle. STEP 1: • Shred the leaves into small pieces and place it in the container. • Add enough boiling water to cover all the herbs. • Cover the container with a lid. • […]

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 […]

Natural mosquito and insect repellent oil

Natural mosquito and insect repellent oil • 3 cups vegetable oil, • 1 cup of finely cut fresh Citronella leaves / ½ cup dried herbs. • 1 cup of finely cut fresh Rose Geranium leaves / ½ cup dried herbs. • 1 cup of finely cut fresh Southernwood leaves / ½ cup dried herbs. 1. […]

Ticture

Tinctures are concentrated liquid extracts of the water and fat soluble constituents of plants to preserve their vital properties. They last up to 2 years stored in a cool dark place, is easy to dispense and to take with when traveling. Materials • Herb material, fresh or dried. • Vodka OR Apple Cider vinegar. • […]

Herbal Vinegar

Herbal Vinegar Making a batch of vinegar infused with delicious fresh herbs is simple following the directions below. Flavoured vinegar can be a great gift idea for holidays or birthdays, and even as a hostess gift at gatherings. It can also be great to cook with at home and will taste fresher than the store […]

Herb infused oil

Ingredients: • Grapeseed Oil / Avocado Oil / Coconut Oil / Almond Oil / Olive Oil • 2 pots to make a Double Boiler. • A selection of fresh herbs from the garden. • A strainer and cloth (Muslin; Easy Wipes etc). • Glass bottle. STEP 1: Double Boiler • Bring the water in the […]