7 Ways To Use Your Garden Herbs

How to use your garden herbs

At some point or another, we all have been too ambitious with our herb gardens. If your herbs are on their way to becoming a small jungle, fear not! Herbs are some of the more versatile members of the leafy plant family, and that’s why we love them. There are endless recipes, DIY beauty products, and, of course, delicious cocktails that you can infuse with your home-grown garden herbs.

If you’re fresh out of ideas, but not out of herbs, here are a few recipes to get you started:

Garden-Fresh Face Mask

Who doesn’t love putting on a face mask and binge watching Netflix in bed? Use your pesky leftover herbs to soothe and revitalize your skin with this DIY Rosemary Face Mask. Or, if you have extra lavender, try our Sass-approved Lavender Sugar Scrub!

using summer herbs

Seasonal Recipes

Looking for something to add pizazz to your dinner, or a new dish to bring to that next cookout? Be sure to try out some awesome recipes, including a quick-and-easy salad, the classic pesto sauce, or even herb fritters! If you’re a particular lover of breakfast foods, this garlic and herb cream cheese log should do the trick,


If, by this point, you still have extra herbs or an undying love for them, try your hand at fixing a honeydew-basil spritzer or whip up a batch of cucumber basil mojitos for your next virtual get-together. Show off your mixology skills with a delicious and refreshing herb garden cocktail!

Storage Tips

Don’t let your summer herb garden be a source of stress in your life! Somehow, if there are still plenty of leftover herbs after these cocktails, recipes, and face masks, it might be helpful to learn the art of storing herbs.

Have fun! Let us know if you have any summer herb recipes to add, but commenting below!

Madeleine Liotta, MPH
Madeleine Liotta
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