Carrier oils are pressed from the seeds, nuts and kernels of a plant. Essential oils come from bark, roots, leaves, flowers and other botanicals of a plant. Essential oils are potent and undiluted can cause skin irritation, whereas carrier oils are known for their soothing, moisturizing effect.
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Gardener’s may say rosemary and thyme have similar growing needs, being drought tolerant and sun loving. Requiring adequate drainage but little else from the soil. Chefs will have an understanding of he depth of flavor from rosemary and the pine notes from both. The subtle citrus from lemon thyme.
Used historically as a treatment for a wide range of ailments, mullein has fallen out of favor in recent years. Being looked upon instead as more of an invasive weed. … Continue Reading Mullein A Herbalists Guide To Sow, Grow & Harvest Verbascum
Yarrow is an invasive herbaceous flowering perennial, often referred to as a weed. However it is a useful and striking herb to grow in any border, given a little bit … Continue Reading Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) – A Grower’s Guide To Success
Mugwort is one of those hidden gems of a herb. Used throughout history from as far and wide as Asia to Europe. Once mugwort is established it is easy to … Continue Reading Mugwort – How To Grow And Use
We love to cook with what we grow, but lemongrass also offers you plenty to enjoy in the garden too! A tropical herb, lemongrass is susceptible to frosts and certain … Continue Reading Growing Lemongrass In The UK