I have an indoor herb garden and I have snipped a bunch of the plants and am now drying the herbs. I have mainly mint, rosemary, and lavendar. Does anyone have any ideas about what I could do with all of these dried herbs? The only thing that I can think of to make are those drawer sachets and I don't really want to go that route. Thanks for your suggestions!
Mint sauce! to go with the Rosemary Roast Lamb! And washed down with Lavender Lemonade!
Sprinkle some into your pillowcase!
Homemade tea! You could make little teabags or evem give them as gifts.
mix them up and put them in to your bath!
or in a pot of water over the oven - it'll make everything smell nice! We do that in winter - take a big pot and put it on top of the kerosene (sp?) heater with stuff in it to make the house smell yummy!
You could probably also soak it in a bottle in some water, the scent might infuse and make a yummy smelling room spray - i wonder if that would work!!
Crush it up and use it for handmade paper
Or bundle it up and hang it from somewhere - again with the yummy scent!
When making paper put some into it to make it look nice and maybe it will still smell after :O
Thanks everyone. I really like all of these suggestions. I think that I will do a little bit of everything that all of you suggested with them. I have a ton to use up, so there are definitely enough to go around.
That's a link to the lavender lemonade I mentioned. You could obviously use lemons instead of limes. Either would be delicious! I wish I had dried lavender!
I definitely am going to make that lemonade. It sounds awesome. Thanks for the link!
If you put som dried herbs in a bag in your closeth your clothes smell nice
You can grind them up with a mortar and pestle and then burn then on a charcol for incense.
Make some bath bombs and mix them in.
Make a wreath for your door!
thanks for the lavendar limeade recipe Roma, must try it but with lemons, don't think I'd like it with lime
If you make paper, you could mix them in with that. You could mix them to create a bath sachel, or create your own paints
There was a tragedy with the herbs. I had them sitting on the kitchen counter and a rancid watermelon leaked all over them. I had to dispose of all of the herbs because they got soaked in rotten watermelon leakage, I mean this thing got juice all over the kitchen. Fortunately the plants are still growing, so I will trim them again soon and dry some more leaves. I did get a little bit of use out of some of the herbs though. Thanks for all of your great suggestions everyone, I would like to do a little bit of everything with them. Now we must wait until I cut the next batch...
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