|The Botanica 2016 conference inspired me to find more ways to use my plants every day for health and well-being. There is still time to enjoy the bounty of the garden – even if the temperatures are cooler and the daylight is shorter. If you have access to fresh herbs, here are a couple of suggestions by Shannon McKinnon from a 2013 edition of Gardens West – Special Edition (Vol. 27 No 08). If all you have are dried herbs, that’s fine, too.
Sage Gargle for Sore Throats
Minty Bath Bliss
Lemon Balm (Melissa) Tea
These are but a few of the ways we can enjoy and benefit from the plants we grow all summer. Let these recipes inspire you to be creative and try other herbs and plants, too. There is a huge element of pleasure in making something for yourself that looks and smells divine! Don’t deny yourself these simple pleasures from nature.
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Article written by Pat Antoniak Registered Nurse – Registered Aromatherapist and owner of the Natural Comfort Wellness Centre in Tsawwassen, BC.