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Create a sanctuary from any outdoor space

Nutrition & Wellbeing

Find out how you can create a garden that smells good and tastes great!

Outdoor spaces are our sanctuaries. Being around plants is good for the soul, and tending to them is an opportunity to calm your mind and soothe your worries. Whether you have a backyard, a balcony or just a windowsill, there is a certain state of mindfulness achieved when you make the most of an outdoor area and cultivate plants and herbs from seed.

The Nutrilite™ brand understands the need to cultivate your own personal garden because the ingredients of Nutrilite™ food supplements are grown on US certified organic farms. There is no better feeling than benefitting from your own homegrown garden.

If you’re looking for extra motivation to make the most of your outdoor space, allow us to inspire you!

Use floral scents for a therapeutic experience

Scent is one of our most primitive and essential senses. Babies develop their sense of smell in the womb at just six months. Pleasant scents can trigger positive memories and promote calm and comfort. Likewise, filling your space with beautifully scented flowers will make you feel calm and happy. So, why not make your outdoor space more of a therapeutic experience?

Jasmine is one of the best-known scented flowers you can grow in your garden. Certain varieties, such as star jasmine and white jasmine, smell their strongest when they are in full bloom in the summer, so they are a nice plant to grow near your garden seating. Jasmine grows just as well in a pot as it does in the ground. A small patio or balcony will benefit from its scent as long as it gets a healthy dose of direct sunshine everyday.

Flowers such as honeysuckle, magnolia and certain varieties of rose, such as Eustacia Vye and Gabriel Oak, bloom most often in the summer months and provide sweet floral scents. Lavender also grows well in the summer and has such great calming effects that it is often recommended to relieve anxiety1. It is also a natural mosquito deterrent, so you can feel good relaxing on your porch or leaving your windows open.

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Bees love strong floral scents and will be attracted to your scented garden. Planting flowers that bees like provides bees with nectar and encourages flowers’ pollination, which is good for your garden and the environment. Bees are particularly fond of honeysuckle, foxgloves, snapdragons and anything that is purple because they can see the colour well.

The benefit of herbs

Herbs such as mint and rosemary provide the dual purpose of filling a room with beautiful smells and adding great taste to your food. You can grow them in pots and place them by the entrance to your garden or patio so that visitors are met by the scent. Don’t worry if your outdoor space doesn’t get a lot of sunshine, as these herbs can thrive in shady conditions.

Just as Nutrilite™ farms cultivate sustainable ingredients for a variety of Nutrilite™ supplements, you too can utilise your herbs in a variety of ways. As the stems and leaves grow, thin them by cutting sections close to the root. Then, tie them into bunches with string and hang them somewhere warm and dry. Once your herb bundles are completely dry, you can add them to your fire pit or chiminea on a summer’s evening and envelope your entire space in their fragrance.

Short on space? We have plenty of ideas for container gardening or growing herbs and flowers on balconies or windowsills at Amway, Better Together.

Growing your own food

You don’t need a large vegetable patch to enjoy homegrown produce. Herbs grow well in small planters by the backdoor, on balconies or even just a window ledge. Mint, for example, is an excellent herb to have as it’s a tasty addition to a salad or a potato dish and it makes a delicious cup of tea.

Rosemary is another good option that will add an earthy flavour to meat dishes. Basil, parsley and chives also grow well without much assistance and can be added to sauces, pizza, omelettes or salads.

Put your herbs to use

Looking for a delicious, summer-inspired dish that will utilise your garden nicely? Have a go at cooking this delicious and easy-to-make omelette packed with a variety of herbs! It’s a great dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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See how to make this herby omelette on Amagram or download this recipe as a PDF / ePub here.

If you want to grow something other than herbs, there are several fruits and vegetables that thrive in both indoor and outdoor environments. Radishes and romaine lettuce, for example, can be grown inside and tended to in pots or planters. They require minimal light, but you will need to keep the soil moist.

Tomatoes flourish even in small spaces. All they need is a pot, daily sunshine and some bamboo poles to climb. On the vine, tomatoes give off a nice, fresh smell, which you can enjoy inside your home or as it wafts from the balcony.

1 Healthline – What Lavender Can Do For You

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