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Herbal Apothecary Aesthetic

How to organize your herbs for maximum functionality!

Injecting an earthy and whimsical aesthetic into your home can feel a little intimidating. Still, you can make plenty of small changes to your decor to achieve the vintage-inspired apothecary look.

What is The Apothecary Aesthetic?

The term stems from when we referred to the pharmacy, or pharmacist, as the apothecary. Before pharmacies and modern-day drug stores herbal apothecaries were where people went to purchase teas, medicines, tinctures, and "potions."

Basic Materials

One of the most prevalent pieces of the apothecary aesthetic is easily acquired. The use of glass, more specifically glass jars. Transferring your herbs, teas, and grains from their original packaging into food-safe glass containers is a big step in the right direction for the apothecary aesthetic. Then you could take a leap further in finding ways to display your herbs and teas where they would be most pleasing to the eye!

*Labeling your glass containers with simple parchment or wax paper and tape also enriches the aesthetic further.

Medicinal Not Clinical

The art of achieving the apothecary aesthetic is to vere more towards "Cottage-Core" vibes than an all-out sterile setting. There is a reason we no longer refer to them as apothecaries, after all.

Tea Time

For this week's Tea Time, we've compiled a short list of must-have teas and herbs for your home apothecary. This list was put together with the idea of natural wellness in mind, but if there are any herbs here that you don't see and feel like they should be included, please let us know in the comments!

Home Apothecary Herbs and Teas

  • Chamomile

  • Calendula

  • Dried Rose

  • Elderberry

  • Nettle

  • Ashwagandha

  • Dandelion

  • Tumeric

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