Herbs

Lately I have been on a very much sustainable living, and I want to learn more how to reuse more things we normally chuck away. I try to waste less, and buy less. I only buy things I really need and that I can’t get second hand. Things we can simply get from others, or use – I don’t see a point trying to buy more sustainable things when we can save money and utilize what we already got.

We said save the world right? Ok, then let our egos move out of the way and lets do the right thing. Waste less, reuse, recycle, be mindful, ban plastic, donate and don’t litter everywhere.

Anyhow, I know London have a lot of herb gardens. Some of them are free to use and some of them just for decoration.

The whole weekend I have been looking for eucalyptus trees/plants but with no luck. I wnated to buy an eucalyptus plants but I also thought about the transport to deliver my plant, and tried to see if there were other cheap and sustainable ways. I have been so eager to have some eucalyptus, and I did not give in. I was so determined to either find a way to some free eucalyptus or last resort: buy one.

I went for a walk to a park nearby my place, and taddahh I found a culinary herb garden. I found peppermint, eucalyptus and rosemary. There were other herbs, but I can’t be too greedy and just pick some fresh herbs without knowing what to do with all of them. I’m gonna grow some herbs in the garden actually, I have a friend who sent me some seeds to grow. I know the summer is ending but lets have a try.

So, what do I wanted eucalyptus for? I have the oil at home and use it when my hay fever is killing me. I shower either in very hot water or cold water. Nights hot and mornings cold. Yes, I have been doing this for some time and it is better than coffee. Cold showers in the morning is the best caffeine free “coffee” but when showering with boiling hot water (so relaxing) it creates a lot of steam.

So…

“The steam of the shower releases the essential oils of the eucalyptus plant, which can clear nasal congestion and inflammation related to sinus and bronchial infections.”

I also put some rosemary, peppermint and eucalyptus in different bowls to create a more better air quality. The herbs in water are obviously better off than the bundle in my shower. Change the bundle every week, after a week the bundle gets dry and less beneficial.

I will buy some more plants to my little home, but it needs to be good plants so I can take them with me to my future house.

Is it just me or is a mini banana plant cute? Yes, I think I may go for one to nurture.

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