Rosemary Ideas | Recipes, Decor & More!

In this post: Rosemary ideas that include recipes, decor & more. Easy ways to use rosemary in your cooking, home & beauty products.

Rosemary Ideas | Recipes, Decor & More | Easy ways to use rosemary in your cooking, decor & beauty products.Things to do with rosemary. How to use rosemary.

If you have always wanted to plant an herb garden, but wondered what you would do with the herbs, this post is for you. The thought of a cute container herb garden on a deck or porch is almost irresistible. Relatively maintenance free, except for watering, herb gardens are minimum work for maximum enjoyment. Rosemary is one of the easiest herbs to grow (along with basil.) There are so many things I love about rosemary…but the best thing, by far, is the smell. No matter how you use it, the aroma is amazing. 

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Here are all the different ways I have shared, recently and going back a few years, that you can use rosemary in your decor and cooking…followed by a couple of extra ideas. Take a look and I’ll see you at the end!

Rosemary Decor Ideas

Simple Arrangements Using Garden Flowers & HerbsRosemary Ideas | Simple Arrangements Using Garden Flowers & Herbs | Includes list of herbs that pair nicely with garden flowers. Lots of tips and ideas!

Napkin Embellishment

Rosemary Ideas | Copper Inspired Thanksgiving Table | Ideas and inspiration for your own Thanksgiving gathering. Table settings, place cards, napkin rings, recipes and more!

Table Runner Embellishment

Rosemary Ideas | Easy No Sew Burlap Table Runner

DIY Citronella & Herb Candles

Rosemary Ideas | Easy tutorial for making Citronella Herb Floating Candles for your outdoor entertaining. Repels mosquitoes naturally with essential oil, citrus & herbs.

DIY Fresh Rosemary WreathRosemary Ideas | Fresh Rosemary Wreath Tutorial | Super simple steps for making a wreath from fresh rosemary. Anyone can do this! How to make a rosemary wreath.

Rosemary Ideas | Extras

Rosemary Sugar Scrub

Rosemary Ideas | Make this DIY rosemary sugar scrub recipe for the perfect bridal shower favor or baby shower favor. Uses coconut oil and rosemary essential oil. Includes free printable tags.

Rosemary Mint Soap

DIY Rosemary Mint Soap Recipe. Melt and pour version is easy and fast! Beautiful gift idea for family & friends. Uses goats milk & glycerine soap base.

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27 Comments

  1. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    I am so glad you brought up some posts from the archives! I would have never thought about citronella herb candles and love the idea! I have a get-together next week and have everything I need to make these except I can’t find my floating candles! I tried to order from you link and they are unavailable :( I ordered another brand (hope you get credit for that). I like the way the rosemary chicken looks and will try this on my family soon. Take care and stay safe!

  2. I always use rosemary and it is such a pretty plant for a container garden.

  3. Lou E Gipson says:

    Love all your ideas!
    In particular,the sugar scrub, the soap and the wreath!
    Am anxious to try all three!
    Love your blog, never miss a post!
    Loui

  4. Eva SHARP says:

    Good morning I tryed your Strawberry butter over the weekend it was fabulous on pancakes and great on multigrain croissants think you very much for sharing I have canned grow my own garden fruit trees many tha Thanks.

  5. Oh Ann, what an email! How did you know I needed it? Wedding making misquitos jars and to tie it at the end of the table beautiful smell. Soap for thank you gifts. Oh my goodness I am saving the whole email. Very happy and thankful.

  6. Love rosemary,going to make the herb butter today thanks for sharing. Gift tags fit right into my Christmas decor,thanks for being so generous with your talents.

  7. Kelly Mahan says:

    I have some rosemary growing on my backyard, so I’m definitely going to make some of these. Thank you for the ideas!

  8. Barbara Ann Sandoval says:

    I’ve grown rosemary for the last 10 years. No matter how many times I forget to water it. But Rosie & lavender are my “go to ” herbs to smell and instantly make me feel better. They calm me down.
    My other favorite herbs to grow, basil & oregano just make me hungry as soon as I smell them.

  9. One other comment. They’ve done studies that show rosemary essential oil helps with memory! So it behooves all of us in a certain age group to inhale it!

  10. Love the herb garden markers. Will order some. I’ve made the rosemary salt and given as Christmas gifts. Need to make the sugar scrub. A great recipe is to peel and slice sweet potatoes 1/2 rounds peel about 6-8 whole hardline cloves. Toss all in olive oil and put in a baking dish. Sprinkle all with rosemary and bake till tender. Fantastic with pork or ham.

  11. Thank you for sharing . Love rosemary. And , al the wonderful decorating ideas🌺🌺❤️

  12. Gina @ginadiamondsflowerco. says:

    Love all of these ideas and the best part is I have two large rosemary plants waiting for me to use them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    I love all your ideas, Ann. We grow rosemary, and we like it on steak and roast beef. I love how it smells when we brush against it on our way down the sidewalk. The ideas you posted with the runner and the floral arrangement are beautiful!

    Have a blessed Sunday!
    Ricki Jill

  14. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    PS forgot a good one!
    Finely chopped rosemary (or any herb) added to softened butter, shaped to your liking, and served on anything, but especially fresh corn or potatoes. Not bad used in a scrambled egg, either. HA! HA! You will get rave reviews if used in candy molds and served on individual bread plates. Good practice for young cooks.

    This keeps in the refrig. and can be used over and over.

  15. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    I would have to add two more uses:
    1. As a bath salt. In a mixing bowl combine epsom salt and baking soda. Chop the rosemary up as tiny as you can because it does need to go down the drain without causing problems, add to mixture. Slowly add essential oil in, stirring as you go or you’ll get little clumps.
    Package, store in airtight jars. Airtight being the key.
    Label and add a ribbon. Perfect gift. Enjoy!
    2 cups Epsom salt
    3/4 cup baking soda
    1-3 springs FINELY chopped rosemary
    8-10 drops essential oil (lavender, lemon, or sandalwood.

    2. Use the stems as a skewer when grilling vegetables or meats. Adds wonderful taste and aroma.

  16. LUV. Your posts always bring a smile. Today is the day I will start my herb garden. And the watercolor print is adorable. I’m going to get help to print and hang in my kitchen : )

  17. Lots of goodies to pin today!

  18. laura {not a trophy wife} says:

    Hi ann
    I love this post! I was planning something similar, but you crushed it! Rosemary is one of the few things I can grow. I still have it in a pot and not sure if/when I need to replant it to a larger space? I also have a ton of mint which looks pretty along a rock wall in our back yard! laura

  19. Ann Yawornitsky says:

    Thank you, Ann…we just moved from our home to a retirement apartment home. Love it…love the large windows, the airy feel…but miss my yard with my herbs. Before we left I cut some rosemary and have it in a vase in my new kitchen. You have inspired me to get a pot and put a plant on our new patio…not sure how much sun it will get with a screen enclosure, but I want to try all your ideas for my favorite herb. Thanks for your great posts –

    1. Roxanna Carter says:

      Rosemary & Garlic infused Olive Oil

      What you will need….
      * Fresh cut rosemary stems, use the woody stalks, reserve the new tender for other dishes,
      amount depends on how intense you want the flavor to develop
      * Fresh garlic, amount depends on intensity of taste
      * Olive oil, amount depends on how much you want to make (Start out with a small batch to
      allow you to adjust amounts and flavors as it suits you)
      * Coffee filters
      * Glass mason jars with seals and lids
      * Thick heavy rubber bands (multiple ones)

      1️⃣ Clean jars in a pot of boiling water, after a few mins pull jars out, lay on a large towel to allow to dry. I usually do this the night before to ensure NO WATER gets into oil.
      2️⃣ Place rosemary stalks in a lg bowl with water, soak to clean. Lay out wet cleaned rosemary on bath towel, allow to dry completely. I usually do this the night before to ensure NO WATER gets into your oil.
      *so now when you start the process you have clean and dry rosemary stalks and jars.
      3️⃣ Pour olive oil in a large pot, turn it on low. * DO NOT ALLOW TO BOIL JUST SIMMER.
      4️⃣ Take your garlic, peel off skin. I do not smash the cloves but score them a bit to allow the flavor to steep in the olive oil.
      5️⃣ Add garlic and dry rosemary stalks to simmering oil. Allow to steep to your desired taste intensity.
      6️⃣ In another pot or bowl, add very hot water, add the seals to hot water to soften the seal.
      7️⃣ Line your jars up, top each jar with a coffee filter secured with the rubber band. Allow some slack in the filter so when you start to ladle the oil into the jars it takes shape of a pocket. Slowly add the warm infused oil to each jar. You will see the oil begin to drip into the jars. When you see the oil is not dripping … change out the coffee filter. Continue the process. Once a jar is full, remove filter, wipe down the oil from top of jar and sides. Remove a seal from hot water, dry completely. Add seal and lid to your jar, tighten, and turn sealed jar upside down on a separate large towel, as you’ll start lining up your jars in this manner as you fill them. Allow to cool.
      8️⃣ Once all jars are full, capped and turned upside down on towel to cool. Watch your jars for the clarity of the oil. If you notice some cloudiness, which isn’t harmful just doesn’t look great if giving as gifts, remove lid and pour oil back into your pot to heat again, start the process again with filtering. Not all will cloudy up. Maybe one or two.
      9️⃣ Once all are clear and cooled, you are free to turn jars up right, test seals… all jars need to be sealed. If all is good then place jars in a cool dark cabinet.

      When ready to use, add oil to your favorite oil bottle or a plastic squeeze bottle.

      There it is! Been making this oil for years…. a BIG hit with family and friends. We can’t live without it.

      A few tips:
      *NO WATER! It will ruin your batch of oil
      *It is common to have to filter some a few times
      *Its a bit messy
      *I make in big batches
      *Be prepared to allow a day, mostly a day, to this process. It’s well worth it.

      Enjoy!

  20. Shelly Guthrie says:

    Love all the different uses of Rosemary! My favorite way to use it is to top my focaccia before I bake it 😊

  21. I love rosemary. It is one of my favorite herbs. I just moved so I have to start a new plant. I plant mine in the ground. It gets big and beautiful and has blue little flowers. When the stems are thick I like to use them as skewers.

  22. Norma Rolader says:

    Thank you for the ideas with Rosemary! God bless and have a blessed Sunday

  23. Love your rosemary posts….can’t have enough good recipes using rosemary. Thank you for sharing multiple lovely ways of integrating rosemary into our foods and home decor…rosemary, the emblem of remembrance.

  24. Mary Choi says:

    Hi Ann…so many great ideas here. My son planted a little bitty Rosemary plant out in the front yard a few years ago. It is huge and lives right through winter. We snip off of it all the time. I think it is indestructible!

  25. Lorri Rauscher says:

    Thank you for the herb paintings…so cute… I really enjoyed the different ways to use my herbs.. I love smelling them when I am outside.😊

  26. I grow a lot of different herbs but Rosemary is one of my favorites. Not only a very attractive plant in the garden, its use in the kitchen are many. Love Rosemary potatoes and a roast chicken stuffed with Lemons and Rosemary is a classic. Another use is to tie up a bunch and hang it up in your car to keep you alert while driving.Really works.

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