Beth's Herb Links
Since I moved to a more forgiving climate, I've started some herb
gardening. This page has some links to information on the web about herbs;
it's mostly here for my own use, so I haven't created any original
- Natural Remedies
for People - suggestions about the use of herbs in compresses, facial
steams, infusions, herbal baths, teas, and so on. Also Natural Remedies for the
Home - aromatherapy, potpourri, sleep pillows, sachets.
Remedies from the Garden - teas, baths, massage oils, infusions,
calendula salve recipe
from the Outside In - herbs for topical (external) use.
cream - calendula is awesome. This is from Henriette's
Herbal, a compendium of various people's experiences and advice with
is Your Brain On Rosemary and Everything
That I Know About Calendula So Far - the science behind the
- Yarrow -
various uses. This server seems to be down half the time, so the webpage
is hard to access. I think the info is also on this site: Growing and Using
- Make Your
Own Bubble Bath - mostly using essential oils. Haven't tried it
to Make Homemade Body Wash. Hasn't worked too well for me so far, but
I'm still looking for a good base to use.
My favorite herbs that I didn't really know before I started growing them:
Calendula, lemon balm, yarrow.
Herbs I already liked that are still cool now that I grow them: Rosemary,
sage, parsley, and thyme. Um, yeah. And chamomile.
Herbs I just have not made work yet: Cilantro (always going to seed before
I can use it! Too much work to re-plant.). Basil (keeps dying, not sure
why, maybe my California garden is too dry). Dill (ditto basil). Lavender
(quite a bit growing in my garden, but not aromatic when dried,
Things I've made with herbs so far:
- Calendula salve (for injuries and dry skin)
- Rosemary-infused olive oil - yum.
- Chamomile and calendula body wash - see above, tried to use internet
recipe from the link, but still looking for a good base, and the xanthan
gum is lumpy.
- Yarrow facial steam
- Lemon balm tea - love it.
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