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3 Plants to Put in Your Garden That Have Medicinal Uses

Home, FamilyJessica AndersonComment

Spring is here -  and it’s time to start thinking about what we will plant in your garden this year. Whether you have a window box, a raised bed, or a large garden at your home, you can enjoy watching a little green sprout in your home and yard too. In this post, we wanted to look at 3 herbs you can plant that have medicinal uses to aid in your natural living.

1) Basil: According to this article from Reader’s Digest, basil has many medicinal uses. It
helps with flatulence, lack of appetite, and can be placed on cuts and scrapes. Basil even
has antibacterial properties and can help prevent infection on a cut. To read more about
the medicinal uses of basil, check out this article from Off the Grid News.

2) Chamomile: You’ve probably heard of chamomile tea, but did you know that you can grow the flowers yourself to help with anxiety, calm digestive issues, and even soothe newborn baby colic? Lots of parents swear by chamomile tea on The Baby Center - as long as the chamomile tea is given at a lukewarm temperature and in small doses.

3) Lemon Balm: Lemon balm is like peppermint and helps with digestion, anxiety, insomnia, and wound care. Lemon balm has been used since the Middle Ages for its medicinal properties. Use it in a tea or in cooking. Read about nine of its health benefits here.

These are just a few plants you can plan to put in your garden to use for daily maladies. For more examples of herbs you can easily grow and use at home, click here. For more about natural living and natural remedies, contact us today at SkinDeep Naturals.

DIY Herb Garden for Your Kitchen

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Here at SkinDeep Naturals, your go-to for Northern Colorado natural skin care products, we are all about natural living. So today in the blog we wanted to share with you a DIY project to create an herb garden for your kitchen. That way you can grow your own organic herbs for cooking, mixing cocktails, and wellness remedies.

To begin, you must decide if you want to do a DIY project. If not, there is no shame! We found this very cute and functional set up that would be perfect for herbs at Ikea. You can use a FINTORP rail, the FINTORP hooks, and a few FINTORP utensil holders to plant your favorite herbs to get a similar set up to the one we are about to describe.

What You Need:

A wooden board (for the best effect, up-cycle something you’ve found)

Pipe clamps

Nails

Mason jars

Triangle ring hangers

Hanging wire

Chalk paint (optional)

Chalk (optional)

Potting Soil

Herbs (oregano, cilantro, chives, basil, rosemary, etc.)

What to Do:

1) Space the jars out evenly on the board (with the board either vertical or horizontal). Use a pencil to mark where you want the jars.

2) Nail the pipe clamps to the board where you want the jars.

3) On the back of the board, nail in the ring hangers and tie the wire between them.

4) Plant your choice of herbs in the mason jars and place in the pipe clamps.

5) Use a screw driver to tighten down the pipe clamps.

6) If desired, paint sections of chalk paint near each jar and write the names of the herbs with chalk.

7) Hang your crafty herb display in your kitchen, ready to enjoy the next time you cook!

We got our inspiration for this project from Camille Styles but there are many other varieties you can find on Pinterest if you want more detailed descriptions or another look to match your kitchen. To find out more about who we are and what we care about at SkinDeep Naturals, contact us today.