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Herb Crafting Resources and Supplies

If you came to this page from the Herb Crafting eBook, you will find everything here that you need to complete the 18 handcrafted recipes it contains. I love crafty projects that use herbs and other botanicals from the garden as you can see from the projects here on Garden Therapy and in all of my eBooks, which is why I’ve put together this handy list of resources and supplies for crafting from the garden. This guide will help you find everything you need to make great projects that are all natural.

herb crafting supplies

 

First, check out my eBooks here:

Then, when you’re ready to start creating, look through this guide to find all of the supplies you’ll need.

Herb Crafting Projects: Supplies and Resources

If you are here to get a handle on your shopping list so you can start making your own DIY herbal products and stock your home apothecary, then let’s get to it! The supplies are listed by category so you can easily find ingredients and materials for whatever you are working on at a given time. If the text is green then it is a link you can click to take you straight to where you can buy it. Some of the links go to affiliates which means that I get a small commission on each sale (so THANK YOU for your support in keeping Garden Therapy alive and growing!).

dried calendula

Labels and Tags

Many of the labels, tags, gift boxes, and bags I use are from Evermine Occasions where I collaborate as a blogger.

I have also created a number of free canning label designs in both regular and wide mouth sizes. For these, all you need is label paper and a printer.

See how to print and make labels here. Download and print the different designs from the links below:

Funky DIY Lip Balm Labels

Want a durable label for your homemade lip balm that looks great but is simple to make? Use a piece of duct tape! (I used this star pattern but there are plenty more to be found.)

Funky and super simple DIY Lip Balm Labels idea

Packaging

Tubes, tins, and pots for natural beauty projects are usually only available at specialty soap-making shops. You can certainly reuse the containers from store-bought cosmetics, just wash them well and boil to sterilize. You may also need some Goo Gone to remove the labels. If you are making large batches or want sparkling new containers, here are some that I use regularly.

Make your own all-natural healing herbal salve

Mason Jars

Mason jars are wonderful for natural beauty products. I would suggest buying plastic lids if you are going to keep them in the shower, as the metal ones will rust. Here are the ones that I like to use most of the time:

Lavender Bath Salts Mason Jar

Equipment

Ingredients for the Home Apothecary

Oils & Butters

Waxes

Essential Oils

There is much variety in quality for essential oils and in price as there is no separate regulation for essential oils. The best way to get started with essential oils is to purchase a starter pack and start using them. Remember, essential oils are powerful and should only be used with the approval of a healthcare practitioner. Many of the recipes in my books only contain a few drops of an essential oil, which may make you question whether or not it is necessary. But with these small-batch recipes and the potency of essential oils, it really does make a world of difference to have even 1-2 drops.

14 Essential Oils Starter Kit

essential oil blend to scent pinecones

The essential oils I use the most are as follows:

Dried Flowers and Herbs

How to Infuse Oils for Soap Making and Natural Beauty Recipes

Natural Colorants 

Ground up dried herbs and other organics work well as natural colors in your handmade beauty products. While you may not get the same bright hues as with synthetic colors, you will get natural tints and the peace of mind that what is going on your skin is good for you.

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