sorry lovie - I only just caught your reply.
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I can never grow herbs at all, I think its because our garden is shady and damp most of the year
have you tried in pots close to the house where you can control the conditions more?
Alternatively you can grow inside; my basil is still going strong from the summer on the dining table!
whould tea bag herbal teas be ok,
and if so which brands are best? I'm worried that some have added flavours etc and am not sure what I'm looking for really.
Just read the ingredients and steer clear of anything with 'flavouring' in it.
If you go for chamomile, peppermint, fennel or rosehip, the chances are it will be unadulterated.
it's when you get onto some of the more fruity ones that they sometimes add flavours.
Even some stocked in supermarkets are ok.
Did you just let the tea cool and then put it into a cup for her?
yes. A quicker way is to pour a drop of boiling water in on the bag and then top up with cool water. Otherwise it can take forever to reach room temperature.
I think I could do with some for me as I seem to have no patience at all with him at the moment as I feel he has used up the absolute last drop of my energy and calmness iykwim!
(((HUGS))) I do know what you mean, and so does every other mama reading this thread.
Some chamomile for you and babe it is then.
Lemon balm would be great too if you could get some - will help with feeling relaxed and calmer before bed.
Some impatiens flower remedy for you might be good too.