This is What a Home Apothecary Pantry Looks Like

This is What a Home Apothecary Pantry Looks Like

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Cambria Bold
Mar 6, 2015
(Image credit: Abide With Me)

We've talked quite a bit about how to stock and organize the pantry, and peeked into different types of pantries in the process: a vegetarian pantry, a paleo pantry, a gluten-free pantry.

But here's one type of pantry we haven't looked at yet: a home apothecary pantry!

Emily's herb drying rack for her apothecary pantry
(Image credit: Abide With Me)

Emily of the blog Abide With Me keeps what she calls a "wellness pantry" at home, full of things — mostly herbs and spices — she hopes will "strengthen, cleanse, nourish, and heal my body," as she writes.

Here's a quick look at some of what she includes in her apothecary pantry, and her personal reasons for stocking them:

  • Dried Elderberries: used in infection fighting/immune strengthening syrup.
  • Catnip: used to help bring down a fever, calming and sedative/ digestive aid tea.
  • Dried Rosehips: high in antioxidants, vitamin C, iron; used in infection fighting/immune strengthening syrup.
  • Echinacea: used in infection fighting/immune strengthening syrup, tinctures, capsulated.
  • Comfrey: amazing tissue and bone healer used in poultices, burn ointment and skin salves.
  • Cinnamon sticks: warming to the body in hot drinks, used in infection fighting/immune strengthening syrup.
  • Whole Cloves: warming to the body in hot drinks, used in infection fighting/immune strengthening syrup.
  • Marshmallow Root: used in teas for sore throats, diarrhea, constipation, bronchial inflammation.
  • Calendula flower petals: used in soap making, hair rinse, nourishing and soothing for skin.

She stores everything in large, neatly labeled mason jars on a shelf in her kitchen. She also keeps a steady supply of garlic, ginger, lemon, apple cider vinegar, and raw honey on hand at all times, and an herb drying rack full of herbs she's harvested from her garden.

See her whole pantry list → The Home Apothecary at Abide With Me

It's always interesting to get a peek into other people's home pantries!

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