I'm Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh growing herbs is a passion I've had for more than 20 years now. The Backyard Patch is my own herb business started in 1995. I specialize in fresh, amazing, organic blended herbs. Those for cooking, tea and bath -- and they are all home-grown and hand-blended. In the last 20 years I have gained a knowledge of herbs and their flavors that I share here.
is a great time to harvest the tips of basil plants. Each snip you take from the basil this early
in the season will make the plant that much bushier later in the summer. Save
those tips and dry them on a paper towel.
Once dry, in a day or two, craft this great bath that will repair and
moisturize dry skin.
purple basil is great in this!
1 1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/8 cup baking soda
2 Tbls. cornstarch
1/2 cup rosemary, dried
1/2 cup basil, dried and crumbled
1 cup oatmeal
Combine ingredients and store in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
Add 1/2 cup of honey to tub while
water is running. Place ½ cup of herb
mixture in a cloth or lace bag and hang under the tap while the tub continues