For tea, baking or home cosmetics.
A wonderful way to diversify homemade cakes, teas, coffee, as well as natural cosmetics that include salt or sugar (scrubs, for example), and most importantly, simple and fairly quick.
Various herbs (and also, for example, orange peel), as you know, are rich in aromatic oils, which tend to soak everything around them.
A linen sack of lavender will have its scent for a long time, even when it runs out. And this is to our advantage when it comes to flavoring sugar or salt.
You will need:
- glass jar with airtight lid
- spices or herbs optional
1) Choose an herb or spice whose scent you want to convey to your salt or sugar.
2) Pour about 1-2 cm of sugar/salt into the bottom of your jar
3) Add a layer of selected herbs on top
4) Pour sugar over again and alternate layers until the jar is completely filled
5) Leave in a warm dark closet for a couple of weeks, or better, for a month.
My favorite combinations:
- Orange peel + A couple of vanilla sticks
A very nice smell for baking (or bath salts, by the way, anything is good for bath salts).
- Mint + Vanilla
For salt, which then becomes a body scrub.
For sugar in tea or as a topping for baking.
- Rosemary + Lavender
Salt infused with these herbs and used as a scrub or simply dissolved in the bath has many beneficial properties and is beneficial for the skin and nerves, be sure to try it.
- Rose petals
- Cloves + Cardamom + Cinnamon sticks
Such infused sugar will need to be kept longer and always in a warm place so that the spices give off their smell.
But you can take whatever you like. The main thing, the main thing is that it should be odorous.
Wish you tasty tea and beautiful jars.