Our small herb garden is overgrown in summer's fullness. The Lemon Balm has spread through the grass, fragrant when crushed underfoot. The Peppermint is home to spiders' feathery webs; its purple puffball flowers are diminutively lovely next to the proliferating Lavender.
Armed with scissors and equipped with a basket, Evelyn and I head out. This is just a little harvest. Mama's plotting soap. Here's my inspiration. I'm making infused oils to get ready for fall soapmaking, and when I make soap, don't worry I'll tell you all about it!
I decided to harvest Lemon Balm, Peppermint, and Lavender for my infused oils. The scent of the lemon balm lifted me right out of my self and into a calm sweet green fragrance haven. Combined with the lemon verbena I bought dried, I hope to carry that wholesome scent with me into the dark days of winter, cleansing my skin with it's sunshiny fragrance.
What are your favorite herbs?