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Autumn brings welcome relief from the heat of Summer. It is traditionally a harvesting time.

Herbs such as chillies, basil, echinacea, turmeric and ginger are now ripe and ready to harvest and preserve.

Yummy Basil Pesto

Make some pesto from the basil plants that will soon be going to seed, this can then be stored in the freezer for winter long flavour.


Dig Those Roots

Turmeric and ginger can be dug and either stored in the freezer or a cool dark airy cupboard. Or if you do not have frost in your area you can leave some root in the ground and harvest when needed.

Immune Stimulating Herbs

Autumn is the time to prepare your immune herbs for use through the winter months. Tincture those herbs that will soon be dying back for use through winter. If you don't have them growing use dried herbs to create some immune building tinctures. Get creative and blend some herb teas from the large range of dried herbs available to have on hand to bring relief to cold and flu symptoms.

Elderberry Syrup for Anti Viral & Immunity Benefits

Elderberry syrup is a great way to get the benefits of elderberries in a delicious way. It is simple to make and you only really need three ingredients; elderberries, water and sugar (or honey).


Planting in Autumn

Time to plant calendula, chamomile, chervil, coriander, kale and Asian greens. Autumn is a pleasurable time to garden and can be a great time to start a herb and vegetable garden.

Memories of Summer

It is the perfect time to harvest and dry or freeze herbs that are in abundance now, but will only be a memory of summer when winter comes around.

Learn how to dry herbs

Celebrate the Season

Create a space to give gratitude for the abundance that summer has given. Blend some essential oils to diffuse and breathe in the celebration of Autumn. Bake some apples stuffed with fruits, nuts and spices. Take time to honour and care for your body with beautiful natural creams that soothe and replenish.

Autumn-inspired Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Hints of Autumn

• 3 drops cedarwood

• 3 drops rosemary

• 3 drops bergamot


• 4 drops clove

• 3 drops frankincense

• 2 drops cedarwood

Aussie Autumn

• 2 drops eucalyptus

• 3 drops lemon myrtle

• 3 drops rosemary

Backyard Bonfire

• 3 drops lemon myrtle

• 2 drops eucalyptus

• 2 drops cedarwood

• 2 drops patchouli

Add your choice of oil blends to the water of your diffuser and turn on… enjoy!

Visit Our Herb Cottage

Mudbrick Herb Cottage is 5 minutes from Mudgeeraba, located in the picturesque hinterland of South East Queensland. During our open weekend, you can visit to get ideas for your own garden or take in the sights and sounds of nature with a cup of fresh herb tea. Everything that we sell online is also available here to take home. As well as a range of fruit trees, potting mix and mulches.

So, do stop by if you’re in the area. Our location is on the map below.