I love growing my own herbs! No matter where we’ve lived, I’ve always found the space for at least a small container herb garden. They’re just so easy to grow, so useful, and save me from spending money on the fresh “live” herbs available at the grocery store (which half the time, die within a week for me). But sometimes, I don’t use as many herbs as usual, or my plants are just extra prolific. Which is what led me recently to go looking for ways to use up my extra herbs. Here are 15 Creative Ways to Use Herbs from Your Garden!
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Herbs are useful for more than just cooking! As you’ll see in these ideas for ways to use herbs from your garden, you can also use them in beauty products, cleaning products, and more!
If you don’t have space for a container garden outdoors, you might want to consider growing herbs inside. You can grow them the traditional way, in pots, or get this handy hydroponic indoor garden with grow lights from Amazon!
15 Creative Ways to Use Herbs from Your Garden
- Dry your herbs. It is suggested to dry your herbs out of the sun because they will lose their flavor and color.
- Dry time. Smaller leafed herbs may take about 3-6 days to dry, while larger leafed herbs may take up to 2 weeks.
- Dried herbs are more potent. Using fresh herbs is great but sometimes we don’t have them handy. Dried herbs are more potent so think about that when cooking with dried herbs.
1. Lavender Oatmeal Bath Bombs
A wonderful gift for any holiday or occasion is these lavender oatmeal bath bombs from Beauty Crafter!
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2. Rosemary Cooking Salt
Want to add a punch of flavor to your recipes? Try 52 Ways to Cook’s rosemary salt!
3. DIY Lavender Bath Soak
Soak in a nice, relaxing bath with this DIY lavender bath soak!
4. Lime Cilantro Soap
This is such a clever way to use extra fresh cilantro from your garden! Check out how Simply Stacie made this lime cilantro soap!
5. Lavender Rosemary Wax Melts
Make your home smell wonderful and put your herbs to good use with Clean and Scentsible’s lavender rosemary wax melts!
6. DIY Room Scents
Don’t have a wax melts warmer? You can still make your home smell great (and use up some herbs) with The Yummy Life’s DIY room scents!
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7. Herb Ice Cubes
You know how to make a good drink great? Use flavored ice cubes! Check out Garden Therapy’s herbal, floral, and fruit ice cube recipes!
8. Herb-Infused Cooking Oil
This herb-infused cooking oil adds wonderful flavor to any dish (and looks pretty sitting on your kitchen counter)!
9. Lavender Dryer Sachets
You don’t need harmful dryer sheets to make your laundry smell nice. Instead, try Town and Country Living’s lavender dryer sachets.
10. Sugar Scrub
Use several kinds of herbs in this herbal sugar scrub from Craft Bits.
11. Herbal Breath Spray
Make a natural breath freshener with herbs from your garden. Craft Bits has the recipe.
12. Citrus Herb Seasoning Salt
Get some herbs drying so you can make this yummy citrus herb seasoning salt from Sarah Hearts.
13. Lemon Rosemary Bath Salts
A great recipe for summer with its bright lemon and invigorating rosemary scents for a refreshing bath in the hot temps. A Pumpkin and a Princess has the original post with the recipe for lemon rosemary bath salts.
14. Lavender Soap
Make a nourishing lavender soap for your family with a recipe from A Pumpkin and a Princess.
15. Lavender and Orange Simmering Potpourri
Make your house smell delightful with this recipe for lavender and orange simmering potpourri. Grab the recipe from Soap Queen.
How do you use herbs from your garden?
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When can get some lavender buds will be making some of these for our laundry and our daughters. Might make some for gifts for few other favorite people. Would be wonderful handmade gifts.
Your house is so cute, love the yellow and blue. Looks like what, in my mind, a farm house would look.
Enjoy a wonderful week
Love these ideas. I’m going to try a few.
Donna @ Modern on Monticello says
The sage spray and the rosemary salt would be the first ones I would try and use up quickly. Great post. #HomeMattersParty