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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Five Herbs To Cleanse The Air In Your Home

Five favorite herbs to cleanse the air in your home are the wonderfully air-purifying basil, jasmine, lavender, mint and rosemary plants.


Dried herbs
One of the oldest methods of preserving herbs is air-drying. Air-drying is the process of removing water from herbs to prevent the growth of bacteria and decay. The air-drying method does not deplete the herbs of their oils making them perfect for use in cooking and crafts.

How to dry herbs 


Gather clean herbs together by their stems, tie stems with string, place them in a paper sack with holes punched in it for air circulation, and hang them upside down in a warm, airy room. Keep checking weekly until your herbs are completely dry.

Five Air Purifying Herbs

·        Basil
·        Jasmine
·        Lavender
·        Mint
·        Rosemary 

How to make a no-sew lavender sachet
Lavender sachet
Our favorite air-purifying herb is lavender.

How to make a no-sew lavender sachet



Place a handful of dried lavender inside a fabric square or netting circle and tie with a decorative ribbon. Keep a relaxing lavender bag by your pillow for a good nights sleep and in your dresser drawers for a light fresh scent.

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