Using Herbs: Tools Of The Trade

Herbal Tools of the Trade | Growing Up Herbal | A list of tools you may need to work with herbs.

When it comes to making your own homemade herbal preparations, there are some “tools of the trade” that you need to have on hand that should not be mixed between your herbs and your food. This can cause cross-contamination and can cause problems with how well and how long your preparations store.

For your convenience, you can also purchase many of these items mentioned in my “ultimate how-to guides” from Amazon.com as well.

It’s a good idea to have one of each of the following if possible:

Do you have any questions about tools and supplies to have on hand? If so, leave them in the comment section below, and I’ll do my best to get to them quickly!

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  1. Kristy Howard says:

    This is a great list, Meagan! I wish I would have had something like this to help me get started when I was a newbie natural mama. 🙂

    I need a new tea kettle! The one you linked to looks like a good one!

  2. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish says:

    This is cool! Great resource for those of us wanting to do more DIY stuff. Thanks!

  3. Jessica says:

    I love this list. It is so nice for a beginner to find this information in one place.

  4. linda spiker says:

    Great list. Very helpful and thorough!

  5. Renee says:

    great wishlist for me! i will keep this in mind!

  6. Krystal says:

    Thanks for compiling everything here Meagan. This is a wonderful resource.

  7. Chloe @ How We Flourish says:

    Great info! I don’t use herbs now, but I’ll definitely be coming back here when I start. 🙂

  8. Rachel says:

    Great roundup, so thorough!

  9. Megan Stevens says:

    Thanks for this list. So hard to get started just to realize you wish you had all the tools needed!

  10. Katie says:

    I have a question, what herb is good for poison? Internally.

    • Meagan says:

      Poison?? Well, there may be other things you can do, but I’ve always heard that activated charcoal is a must if you think you’ve been poisoned because it absorbs toxins. It’s not really an herb, though. And, of course, depending on what it is, be sure you contact poison control and your doctor as well. Hope that helps!

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