3 Things to Consider When Drying Culinary Herbs (Video)

Today I wanted to spend some time and answer a Frequently Asked Question.

So for the past 27 years I have been helping creative people just like you build their confidence in using natural remedies in their homes to take care of themselves and their loved ones.

And here is a question that I get asked all of the time.

It goes something like this:

Hey Kami, How do I dry my herbs? Well it is pretty simple but there are few key things that if you don’t pay attention to, you can end up with moldy herbs!

In this video I am going to share

  • 3 things to consider why drying culinary herbs
  • 3 ways to dry culinary herbs

What herbs will you be drying this year?

Watch the video below.

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Hello I’m Kami, Welcome to Living Awareness!

I believe every family needs to have someone on board with a working knowledge of natural remedies if you want to take care of your family’s health for real.

When I was growing up, natural remedies was not a mainstream concept like it is now, in fact, you are going to be surprised that I never even heard the word natural remedy until I moved out of the house!

In my early 20’s I met someone by chance that told me about holistic health and herbal medicine. I wondered why nobody had talked to me about it before and had a voracious appetite to learn everything I could.

Now, 30 years later I've helped thousands of people demystify the world of herbal medicine and become empowered in using herbal self-care in their home to prevent illness, take care of common ailments and protect their health naturally.

For 20 years I've had a clinical herbal practice connecting people with plants and their wellness. I've developed and taught herbal curriculum for UCSF School of Nursing and the Integral Health Master’s Degree Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Stick with me! You’ll learn awesome herbal self-care, get inspired to be more self-sufficient in your health care and nourish a deep love for the herbs and how to use them, knowing you are doing the very best you can to care for your wellness.

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Kami, great video! I personally use a Presto dehydrator. I didn’t realize I should use the lowest setting when drying herbs, so thank you for that. What about using your car on a warm/hot sunny day to dehydrate them as well? I’ve not tried this one yet, but am planning to explore it this summer.The herb I dehydrate most is parsley, I use it in everything! I’ve heard it’s best to dehydrate garlic and onion outdoors due to the strong smell. Blessings!


Thanks for the video and all you do! I dry oregano,basil,mint,mullen,rosemary often. I usually use a hanging method or a hanging basket.


Hi Kami, thanks for the great info. I dry Mallow to make into a powder that I add to powdered nettle and kale from my garden for my smoothies (thanks to your suggestion) Mints, parsley, lemon balm and lemon verbena to name a few. I have always used my dehydrator but will give the hanging method a go this summer.

Hi Kami, I live in TN close to knoxville, I always use the hanging method to dry my herbs. In the past I have left them too long and they lost flavor. Also I would be interested to know how large my bunches should be… Can they be too large?? should I dry them in smaller bunches? I would like to try the basket method this summer. When I have a large amount I will put them in food saver bags and process the air all out and store them in the freezer till I am ready to use them..… Read more »

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