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Mar 5, 2010

DON'T WASTE WILTED HERBS | Care2 Healthy & Green Living:
posted by Megan, from an article by Jaymi Heimbuch of Planet Green.

For those of us who don't have kitchen herb gardens, we get our herbs at the store, and that often means having to buy more than we need. But don't fret... there's a great use for the herbs. Make scented sachets!

herb sachetsWHAT YOU NEED:
-Draw-string pouches
; or squares of cotton, linen, hemp or similar fabric along with lengths of scrap ribbon. Old pillow cases, napkins or similar fabrics work great.
-Dried herbs
-Gather up the unused herbs
from the week’s recipes, or take clippings from the garden. Mints, rosemary, lavender, thyme, sage and similar herbs are all fine. Hang them upside down in a dry place (near the heater works best) for a few days so they dry completely.
herb sachets-TIPS FOR DRYING HERBS - How to dry flowers and botannicals, click here.
-Once the herbs are dry, strip the leaves from the stems. You may leave whole, or gently crush the leaves.
-Place the leaves in your sachet, or place in the centre of a square of material, gather the edges, and tie with ribbon.
-Use the sachets in drawers, closets, cars. Give as gifts. If the scent starts to diminish, simply give the sachet a shake or a gentle crunch to release more scent.
 You might like to check these out:
Make Rose Petal Mother’s Day Sachets
How to dry flowers and botannicals, click here 

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