Consider These Innovative Ways Of Utilizing Your Leftover Herbs
Posted on August 31 2022
After creating the herbal infusions you need with your botanical infuser machine, you may find that you still have some left over. Whether your original purpose was to use them in tinctures or add to edibles, you may be wondering what you can do with these leftovers instead of letting them go to waste. Read on for some of our most innovative ideas!
Use in Smoothies
Whether you are more into fruit smoothies or protein shakes, adding some leftover herbs into your next concoction is a good idea. If you are someone who has a smoothie (or two) every day, you will soon find that your supply of leftover herbs starts diminishing quickly!
Bake into Pastries
Making your own loaf for breakfast, or baking some blueberry muffins for a treat? It’s easy to add some herbs to your batter and churn out a delicious baked treat. There’s no limit to the type of bread and pastries you can bake – from banana bread to cranberry bread, you will find that your leftover herbs can be put to good use here!
Mix into Recipes
There are many recipes out there that can do with a little herbal infusion. Are you a big fan of soups and salads? Or are you looking to make a meat rub for your steak? It’s easy to blend herbs with soup – simply pour everything into a large herbal infuser and mix! With other dishes such as jacket potatoes or tacos, simply add your herbs when you are adding other condiments.
Perk Up Your Morning Coffee or Tea
We all have our own preferences for tea or coffee. You may even make your choice based on what you are feeling like in the moment. During the summer, you can prepare pitchers of herbal infused iced tea to serve up any time. The best part is that it’s incredibly easy to prepare: all you will need (besides your leftover herbs) are some teabags, water, sugar and fruits for garnishment.
Add to Skincare Products
If you have plenty of skincare products sitting around, consider adding a few drops of herbal infusion to them. From body balms to lotions, you can be sure that your leftover herbs will make a welcome ingredient. For a more hands-on project, you can consider making your own lotion or body butter with some essential oils and your leftover herbs!
Which of These Innovative Ways Will You Try First?
Besides the five innovative ways we have shared in this article, you may have considered using your leftover herbs in other capacities. Regardless of what you eventually do with them, you will want to keep your leftover herbs in good condition by getting the right storage bags. This way, you can ensure that your herbs can last for a little while longer, regardless of what you choose to do with them!