Basic Home Apothecary Setup
one who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes
Essentials for your home apothecary
I just finished putting the final touches on my home apothecary corner in my new home and it is a thing of wonders. Most of my life, I’ve dreamed of being a medicine woman with my own garden of herbs, honeybees, and an area of my house devoted to crafting healing potions and herbal remedies.
I haven’t quite gotten to the herb garden and honeybees yet (stay tuned next spring!), but my apothecary corner is up and running. It’s a big change from stuffing bags of herbs into a box in the closet beneath our winter coats and working from the kitchen table (although that worked just fine). This new creative workspace is full of so much promise and nourishing potential.
A few of you have asked what herbs and supplies I keep on hand, and I thought it would be fun to share with you a peek inside my home apothecary. Below is a list of most things I keep on hand.
Mind you, it’s taken me 3 years to build up to this so don’t let the length of the list scare you. It all started with some lavender buds, olive oil, and beeswax borrowed from a friend. Let your curiosity take you where it wants to go.
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