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Remember, these fun little DIY Spice Jars that I showed you last week?
I am still loving the look of my spice drawer but more than that, I am really happy with all the extra space and organization they created! I can find stuff now! Yay me!
Well today, I want to talk about bulk herbs & spices plus share with you where I love to buy them so you can fill those cute little jars on the cheap. Because, in this big crazy expensive world, saving pennies just feels good.
Why would you want to buy herbs and spices in bulk?
Now, I’m going to come right out and say that buying bulk herbs and spices isn’t for everybody. If you hate cooking or don’t have storage space, then this might not be your thing and that’s ok. But, if you go through herbs and spices like I do then it’s definitely the way to go. Which reminds me, if the thought of buying in bulk scares or you don’t want an entire pound of turmeric, then why not split it with your mother, brother, or friend? Purchase together and split what you get! My amazing farm friend and I have been buying in bulk together for 4 years and we love it!
Ok, so now we know why to buy herbs and spices in bulk but where do we go to get them?
Here are some ideas…
The Monterey Bay Spice Company has an absolutely gorgeous website! Their photography is so pretty and the website is incredibly easy to use. I love their email newsletter because it is always full of awesome ideas for using their spices and herbs from body scrubs to dry rubs and super-foods. They also send out coupons in the emails regularly which is always appreciated. Several of my neighbors and I ordered together once and got a 5 % off discount along with free shipping. One of the items I love on their website is lavender! They have wonderful lavender for making bath soaks, soap, or adding to seasoning blends. Oh, and you guys, their herbal teas are straight heavenly! The Apple Cinnamon Tisane is delicious and perfect for fall!
via Monterey Bay Spice Company
Did I not tell you their photography was beautiful?
I won’t lie, the San Francisco Herb Co needs to dump some time and cash into a website update, but I still love them because they really have a great selection and good prices. They also have a nice bulk baking section plus flavorings and extracts which is always cool. Oh, and a botanical herbs, roots, and berries section that is perfect for making your own tea blends or encapsulation for fighting sickness, etc. Like the other company I mentioned above, San Fran offers a bulk discount, which you can find at the bottom of their website.
Well, there you go!
5 reasons to buy bulk spices and 5 place to buy them, so for the love of Pete! Don’t buy those tiny bottles of junk anymore! Well, unless that’s your cooking jam, then by all means go for it friend.
I ain’t your mama.