Herbal salts are easy to make and quite expensive to purchase in gourmet shops. If you grow your own herbs, and use recycled glass jars, the project will be very inexpensive and takes just a matter of minutes to prepare. Any of your favorite cooking herbs can be used for culinary purposes, but Rosemary and Lavender salt is especially nice added to a soothing hot water foot or bath soak as well for females and the stronger herbs such as Sage, Mint, Basil and Oregano are especially good for the men in the family. The herbal salts make great gifts, just add a decorative ribbon, label and you have a quick and simple gift item that you can prepare at any time of the year. If you make a variety of flavored salts, they make a very nice addition to a gift basket. The Sage salt would make an especially nice gift for the Grill Master in the Family.
1 C. Sea Salt (I used Himalayan Pink-medium grind)
1 or 2 sprigs fresh Sage (no moisture)
Mason Jar (large enough to hold one cup)
Jar Funnel (optional
Use Clean, Dry, sterilize jars. Cut the Sage fresh from the plant. Allow to air dry if moistened from dew, rain or snow. Fill the jar 1/2 way with salt. Place the sprig of Sage on top of the salt, then cover with remaining salt. Place the lid on the jar and set aside in the pantry for at least 2 weeks to allow the lavender fragrance to blend with the salt. You can remove the sprig if you choose or leave it in the jar of salt and top off with salt as you use the flavored salt.
Do not discard the sprig, strip the leaves and place in a jar to use in cooking or fragrant crafts. Additional dried herbs can be mixed with the sage for your own unique blend of herbs. Use a jar with a tight fitting lid and store in the pantry. If using a mix of herbs shake the jar before use.
Uses: Culinary. Use as you would any salt to flavor meats or vegetables.
Uses: Non-Culinary: Use 2 or 3 Tablespoons in hot foot or bath water for a soothing soak. The fragrance of sage is especially good for the men in the family.
For additional Herbal Salts refer to the links below:
Vanilla Salt-Fleur de Sel
Smoked Hickory Salt: justfowlingaround.weebly.com/seasoning-and-sauces/diy-smoked-hickory-salt
Refer to the links below for the jars I've used:
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