My herb garden is doing fairly well - for me, at least! I try to incorporate them in my meals, but...sometimes I forget, Hubby doesn't care for too many herbs and there is more than I can cook with anyways!
I need to remember to dry them for over winter use!
So, in an effot to use more of my herbs, I have been reading/'researching' different ways that I can use them outside of a culinary means!
I have a recipe for Sage in a hair rinse.
I read that if you crush Lemon Balm leaves in your hands and then rub over your arms & legs it works as a bug repellant. I *must* try this one!
I also have a recipe for a Thyme & Rosemary hair rinse.
I made up a facial toner with Parsley; steep 1/4 C of chopped Parsley in 1 C of hot water. Let it stand and come to room temperature. Then strain the water into a bottle, add a tad of lemon juice and, ta-da! An all natural facial toner!
Hubby thinks I am a crazy hippie. I think I am just trying to be green, use what I have, be nautral, love Patchoulli.......ok, nevermind ;)
How do you use your herbs, outside of culinary means? Any good recipes you care to share?