Thursday, October 23, 2014

Apothecary Herb Labels {Free Printable} ~ Home Pharmacy Series

"Always put labels on vials of medicine, and keep them out of the reach of children. Be careful to label all powders, and particularly all white powders, as many poisonous medicines in this form are easily mistaken for others which are harmless."
~ Beecher, Catharine & Harriet Beecher Stowe, American Woman's Home, 1869

As my desire is to make this Home Pharmacy Series fun, it means that labels are in order (and for me, to label is to love!)! Although they are pretty to use, they are also quite practical. We are sharing eight pages worth based on the most commonly used herbs. And don't be discouraged, I don't have even half of these herbs... yet! But they are included so that you can use them as your home apothecary grows. It is a very exciting time when I am able to cut out a new label to add to my collection (and especially if it is one I have found and harvested for free)!


{I almost hesitated to share them because they are not "perfect" (fonts are not all the exact size due to long names, etc.). However, for this busy homemaker, homeschooler and homesteader, they must will do. We will just consider them "rustic".}

Each label features the common herb name along with the latin name for a more "apothecary" feel. We also included some extra blank labels for your specific needs. You can cut and paste them to the front of your bottles and/or jars or you can affix them atop of your mason jar lids. You may even want to print them out on sticker paper for a stronger adhesive.



You will find the free download for these labels HERE.

This post is a part of our Home Apothecary Series.

What are you working on in your home? I would love for you to share at our weekly link up!

25 comments:

  1. Oh JES, I'm so glad you did decide to share your labels. They're really beautiful. And I love that you included the scientific names of the herbs, too. I can't imagine that anyone would be bothered by such a slight difference in font size from one label to the other. I'm wondering what type of glue stick you use on the labels? Some of my labels have been slipping of my lids so I think I must need a better adhesive. I can't wait to print these and use them. Thank you so much for all you share!

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    1. Thanks Toni, for some reason, I just wasn't completely satisfied (and I really don't have the time to hem and haw over it!) but my daughter talked me into sharing anyways... Aren't daughter's great!? :) I have had some of my labels slip off too and I am attributing it to a humid climate (for us at least). The sticker sheets may be the better way to go or perhaps the spray adhesive... I am glad you will use these. They are fun :)

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  2. JES, I absolutely love your home pharmacy series! So far I've made some personal hygiene products and several of the medicines. I have chickweed tincture in the making, as well as vanilla extract and mint extract. I really want to use your printable labels but the Scribd doesn't work for me! Could you please send me the PDF file? bmg38@mchsi.com. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your journey with us :) I have sent you the labels per your request. Have a lovely weekend!

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  3. JES, I absolutely love your home pharmacy series! So far I've made some personal hygiene products and several of the medicines. I have chickweed tincture in the making, as well as vanilla extract and mint extract. I really want to use your printable labels but the Scribd doesn't work for me! Could you please send me the PDF file? bmg38@mchsi.com. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your journey with us :) I have sent you the labels per your request. Have a lovely weekend!

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  4. Thank you for these labels! I can't wait to start growing my own herbs and gathering more jars to put them in so I can use the labels!

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    1. I hear you :) Thanks for following along on our series Vickie!

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  5. Such beautiful labels! I enjoy seeing all of your jars so neat and organized. My mother recently gave me some elderberry extract and I was amazed to read of all the health benefits.

    -Sarah

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    1. Thank you Sarah! :) We have found elderberry to be a blessing in our home too... Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Oh so apothecary lovely! Everything is so well organized, neat, and pretty. Thanks so much for sharing! Happy weekend!

    Poppy

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    1. Thank you Poppy, and a happy weekend to you!

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  7. Hi, Jes,
    I just came over to say hi and catch up (still without a computer, just the little kindle )
    I really have enjoyed all you post about herbs, and these labels are so nice ;-D
    Hope you have a blessed great week!
    Many Blessings and warmth, Linnie

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    1. Ah, thank you Linnie! :)

      Hope your autumn is going beautifully!

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  8. These printables are awesome! I have always loved using herbs and holistic medicine instead of just taking another pill. These will look so pretty sitting on my shelves!

    -Lara @ Methodical Living
    http://methodicalliving.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad you can use them Lara! Enjoy!! :)

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  9. Wow! These look much better than my handwritten labels, I do struggle in that area though, which is why I love all the labels you make for me! Thankyou, and your little apothecary looks so pretty.

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    1. Thanks Annie :) I am glad you can use these!

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  10. Beautiful labels, JES.... I love your attention to detail on these... they are appealing, attractive and so useful. :) Thank you for sharing them.

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  11. Hello. I just read your blog post I find it quite fascinating. I love the design on these labels. I have been reading about herbs and their different uses. It has inspired me to learn more.

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  12. These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing! I have tons of herbs and this will make my storage that much prettier. :-)

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  13. Thank you for the lovely labels. I look forward to using them and checking out your site. I found you through the hop.

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  14. Love this! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  15. I love these labels! I'm gradually building my herb collection, so the ones I haven't used are my reminder shopping list :-)
    I love that the blank ones are included for other misc. herbs, etc. I printed some on green paper plus several extras of the page with mostly blanks. So even if the herbs aren't too interesting looking, the jars look pretty. I like the 'handwritten' font, too.
    Thanks again!

    DavetteB

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    1. I love the idea of printing them out on colored paper! Fantastic!!! Thank you for sharing :)

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