Five Ways to Use Extra Rosemary
1. Rose Facial Toner
Toner is used after cleansing your face to help add nutrients and moisture back into your skin. With rose petals giving you a burst of Vitamin C, Rosemary containing iron and antioxidants, and apple cider vinegar to help battle acne and reduce age spots, this toner is a triple threat!
- Cut the petals off two organic roses and desprig about a tablespoon worth of rosemary. Put in a small sauce pan and cover with just enough purified water that the petals are submerged.
- Allow to simmer until the petals have lost their color.
- Strain and add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to the remaining liquid.
- Funnel into a spray bottle for use after cleansing! (We recommend keeping this little bottle in the fridge for a refreshing spritz!)
2. Lip Scrub
If you're a big lipstick fan, you already know that a good lip scrub is essential for a soft, flake free smile. This DIY version is incredibly simple and contains things that are probably already sitting in your kitchen!
- Finely chop .5-1 tablespoon of rosemary.
- Combine with approximately 1/4 cup of coconut oil, 1/4 cup of sugar, and half tablespoon of honey. A large fork is a great mixing tool for this.
- Use a small air tight container for storing your scrub in. Keep it nest to the sink for easy access!
3. Mini Wreaths
Wreaths are the type of DIY that mostly comes out around the holidays, but why wait that long when they look and smell so good year round?! These little wreaths are totally simple and make a lovely and aromatic addition to any space or gift!
- Use small rubber bands to bunch 2-3 small sprigs of rosemary together.
- Use a wire cutter to cut off a piece of florist's wire and gently shape it into a circle. Carefully bend the ends into little hook shapes around each other using a pair of pliers.
- Arrange the bundles of rosemary around the wire hoop in a way that you like. Taking small pieces of twine tie each bundle onto the wire. Make sure you also use some twine to tie some of the bigger sprigs over the rubber bands so they aren't visible.
4. Herb Butter
These little pre-portioned butters are perfect for a quick and tasty upgrade to baked potatoes, garlic bread, seafood pasta, and pretty much whatever else you'd like some butter on! They keep well in the fridge in a tupperware or glass container until whenever you need them.
- Finely chop a tablespoon of rosemary and two cloves of garlic.
- Add these and a pinch of salt to a soft 8 ounce block of butter. Mix with a fork.
- Add the soft butter mixture to a piping bag with a large star tip. Pipe out onto a sheet of parchment paper into little circles as big or large as you like. Allow to chill in the fridge or freezer for at least an hour before removing them from the parchment and storing permanently in an airtight container for later use.
5. Shrimp Skewers
Everyone loves a tasty skewered shrimp, but why use a regular skewer when you could use left over rosemary? It's a simple touch but the flavor is delicious and your guests will be impressed with how elegant it looks.
- Desprig a few pieces of rosemary leaving a few sprigs up at the top of each branch.
- Skewer 2-3 deveined and marinated shrimps onto each branch and sauté or grill to your liking.
- Top with fresh lemon juice and serve on a bed of fresh rosemary.