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

Lavender and Pepper Steak

Let your taste buds go wild! Lavender and Pepper Steak Ingredients 1 tbsp Dried lavender 1 tbsp Black peppercorns 1/4 tsp Green peppercorns 1/4 tsp Red peppercorns 1/4 tsp White peppercorns 1/4 tsp Salt Steak of your choice Method Preheat grill to medium Crush Lavender and peppercorns (you can use the bottom of a small […]

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 […]

Lavender

Lavender never seems to lose its allure. Besides all its qualities as a healing, soothing and fragrant herb, lavender is a landscaper’s dream. It always stands out, whether it is used in formal or informal gardens, planted en masse, in containers or in combination with other plants. Be creative and use Lavender in different ways: […]

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 […]

Braai Herbs

Braai herbs Blurb: We love braai’s but they can become bland….the same old, same old. Add herbs (to everything) for the best braai on the block Herb marinades and rubs Rosemary – two tablespoons of fresh rosemary or two large sprigs, half a cup of lemon juice, an eighth of a cup of olive oil […]

Chamomile-Tea

Best herbs for round the clock teas

Herbal teas…for morning, noon and night Blurb: The best herbs for delicious, healthy, herbal teas There is nothing as comforting as a cup of tea, and that applies equally to herbal teas. Herbal teas should be delicious. Just because they are healthy doesn’t mean they should taste vile. The secret lies in choosing the right […]

Mint choc Ice cream

Sweet Herbs

Sweet herbs for flavouring fruit punches, refreshing teas and desserts, as well as teatime favourites like cakes, biscuits and scones. Except for Stevia rebaudiana that can be used as a substitute for sugar, herbs with a sweet, fruity, or aromatic flavour are not overpowering. Their presence is subtle, adding a hint of pineapple in the […]

Seedlings

Pruning of Lavender, Rosemary and Perennial Basil

Pruning of Lavender, Rosemary and perennial Basil Lavender, rosemary, perennial basil and other woody herbal shrubs will stay compact and produce more flowers when you prune them at least twice a year, once just before spring and the second time during mid-summer. This week, with the moon waning, is the ideal time to do some […]