How to Preserve Your Home Grown Fresh Herbs With Sea Salt

by Shari@puregrace
Sea salt is a simple and tasty alternative for preserving fresh homegrown herbs. The fresh herbs permeate every ounce of the salt mixture and release a fragrant intoxicating aroma.
Sea salt made with fresh basil, mint, and thyme is delicious for seasoning pure food recipes. They also work as great body scrubs. Make some for yourself and to give as gifts, because everyone appreciates a nice home made touch.
Flowering herbs make a wonderful bouquet, but it is best to choose herbs that have not already flowered. This allows the concentration of oils, and consequently the flavor, to remain in the leaves, not in the production of flowers.
Be sure to use fresh herbs to get the most concentrated flavors.
Once fresh herbs are blended, dried, and bottled, refrigeration is not necessary. Shelf life is about 6 months. Right around the time your next crop of fresh herbs will be popping up in the garden. Learn how at
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  • Mary Mary on Oct 04, 2016
    Please tell me how much of each is in this recipe. I'd really like to try this but would like your input so that I don't need to experiment too much. What do you use this for (specifically if you wouldn't mind). Thank you so much.

  • Judith Judith on May 25, 2018

    What is the ratio for the herb salt mix I didn’t catch it in your post

  • Wandamurline Wandamurline on Aug 28, 2021

    What are the steps? Do you have to blend the herbs...then dry them....then add them to the salt. The instructions were not specific to get to the final product

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  • Gigi Gigi on Oct 04, 2016
    Great post, I am going to make some today with rosemary and garlic, later may mix lavender in Epsom salt for my bath.

    • Deb Deb on Sep 04, 2017
      Hi Gigi--I've made rosemary & mint for salt & sugar scrubs & it's a best seller!!

  • Dianne Phillips Dianne Phillips on Sep 25, 2019

    I'd love to do this but I can't find the rec