Often, in cooking, you have to add "herbs and spices". But is there a difference between these two things? Yes, there really is. A plant is usually found in the leaves of the plant, where, usually, the spice comes from seeds, berries, bark, root and fruits.
Many herbs and spices are found in cooking, medicinal treatments and cosmetic areas – often to provide a special fragrance or taste. There are many popular spices found in your home right now, including pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. You probably use a lot of herbs in your cooking too – such as basil, Romanian, arpagic and dill.
While it is very likely that you will find herbs and spices in the pantry, more often herbs and spices appear in your personal care facilities, such as shampoos, conditioners, lotions, body washes and soaps.
One of the leading brands of hotel services, Aromae Botanicals, uses countless herbs and spices in their luxury line of affordable hotel facilities. The rosemary is in the Aromae Botanicals conditioning shampoo, Aloe is in the Aromae lotion, Bergamot is in their large Aromae Botanicals Bergamot and lemon bar, a 1.5 oz body soap, and Sage is in the smallest 1.25oz facial soap bar.
Other hotel brands agree – Nourish Spa uses Lemongrass in all their products, including shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash and soap. And, Lord and Mayfair, known for a long time as a traditional leader in hotel products, use Lavender in its great 2.25-eye soap. Treatments, still a brand of hotel services, uses Peppermint in all its shampoos and conditioners and has one of the most important lines of luxury products.
Finding herbs and spices outside your kitchen is no longer as difficult as it once seemed – just head to the cosmetic drawer and you'll be surprised at what you'll find.