Storing my herbs (again!)

Just after I thought I had my herb storage all decided, I visited Once Upon a Silver Moon and saw an awesome display of glass containers for their smaller rocks. ARGH! Now I have organizational storage envy. As if it was a Sign, Hobby Lobby sent me my weekly sales flyer that states glass is on sale for 50 percent off! I love it when Christians want to help Pagans! Yeah!

These are herbs I plan on using in rituals, castings, charms or offerings. Herbs that I will be using in cooking or to do some kitchen wizardry with will be stored in the larger, Ball (vintage blue) jars in the kitchen pantry. Herbs that are expensive, or that I will use little of, are staying in the small jars (four ounces), for now that includes: Allspice (ground), Black Pepper (Coarse), Cloves (whole), Fennel Seed, Fenugreek seed, Ginger (Crystallized), Mustard Seed, Myrrh, Nutmeg and Sesame Seed.


Most of my fresh, dried herbs that are cheaper in cost, including those I’m harvesting myself, will go in the larger, Hobby Lobby jars (on sale these were $1 each!): Alfalfa, Basil, Bergamot (Bee Balm), Catmint, Chamomile flowers, Hibiscus, Lavender, Licorice Root, Marjoram, Mugwort, Oregano, Passion Flower, Peppermint, Red Clover, Rose Buds, Rosemary, Spearmint, Sea Salt, and White Willow Bark.


I put labels on the inside of the jar lids or in tape on some until I get a nicer labeler system. Remember, herbs should be stored away from light and I have plans to customize a cabinet for this very purpose. Anything that could be poisonous needs to be stored in a safe place away from pets and children.


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