What Herbs and Spices Are In Your Cupboard?


Rose Hips, Dried elderberries, Cinnamon Sticks, Ginger Root Powder

Rose Hips, Dried elderberries, Cinnamon Sticks, Ginger Root Powder

These are some of the herbs and spices that I got from Mountain Rose Herbs.  I wanted to share in case you’re like me- all too often I go to order and I cannot remember what it is I need!  In fact, I was inspired by the book Herbal Nurturing to place an order for herbs for home remedies, and then I asked on Facebook (come ‘like’ my page!) to get more ideas since I was paying for shipping anyway.  I got 4 ounces of most everything, which is plenty for me and to share with a friend.  Herbs are best used while they still smell fresh, so it’s better to share than have to throw them out later.

I love ordering bulk herbs and spices because they are organic, high quality, and fresh, unlike what often comes out of the grocery store.  Glass bottles to store them in can be purchased, or you can just re-use containers that you already have.

bulk herbs and Spices

Basic Herbs and spices That I Have on Hand

Other things

What herbs do you keep in your medicine cabinet or spice cupboard?

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Cara is the main author here at Health Home and Happiness. She loves the health and energy that eating well and playing well provides and has a goal to share what she's learned with as many families interested in making healthy changes as possible.

She helps other families achieve health in simple steps with the GAPS Starter Package, The Empowered Mother Pregnancy Resource, and helps them stock their freezer for busy days with Grain-Free Freezer Cooking Guide.


  1. I just wanted to let you know I really appreciate your blog!

  2. Currently:

    – Ground Rosemary Leaf
    – Paprika
    – Ground Coriander Seed
    – Red Pepper Flakes
    – Cumin
    – Fennel Seeds
    – Chili Powder Blend

    I’m looking forward to getting more herbs/spices.

  3. That is a great idea to order your cooking herbs from MRH. I made a huge bulk order there before for nutritive herbs like nettles and oatstraw for tea. The problem is remembering to get into the habit. I have way to many herbs and spices in my cupboard. ;) Once I pare down I’ll have to remember to order the ones I really use in bulk there.

  4. I have so many spices in my cabinet it is crazy. I FINALLY organized them recently. Here is the basic list:
    Cumin, Oregano, Thyme, Marjoram, Paprika, Basil, Coriander, Rosemary, Cayenne, Turmeric, Red pepper flakes, Garlic, Curry blend, Mustard, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, All Spice, Cloves, Dill, and a bunch of other ones! I use them all the time.

    And then I have a turned an opaque cookie jar into my Nettle container (since I’m brewing a quart’s worth every day.) The jar is great for protecting the nettle from light and heat while keeping it close to my stove. And I have a whole bunch of medicinal herbs in my pantry!!

    I just did a $360 order to MRH too. They are so awesome!


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