Choose clean, dry containers that can be made as air-tight as
possible. Color-tinted glass is the best choice but any container that can
be tightly sealed will work. Break up the herb in pieces that go easily into
the chosen storage container, using your hand or knife and scissors for the
Label all the containers with the name of the herb and the date on which they
were stored. Generally an herb will maintain its potency for two years, a
good use of older herbs is to save them for use in a bath.