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Get to know the Galilee Herbs

Updated: Dec 2, 2021

"The Earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good". (Genesis 1, 12)


** Our scented sachets are not intended for internal consumption. The herbs and essential oils should not be eaten or drunk. Galilee herbs are not recommended for use when pregnant or breastfeeding**.


Our Galilee Herbs

Wild Marjoram (Majorana syriaca. Hebrew: אזוב מצוי "Ezov Matzui")


This shy modest herb with small grayish-green leaves feels like felt cloth and is the herb that is most identified with the Galilee. Like its friends from the Mint Family, Wild Marjoram is known for its antiseptic ingredients - Thymol and Carvacrol.


Wild Marjoram has been known since Biblical times as "… the Hyssop that springeth out of the wall" (Kings I,5,9) that has antiseptic qualities: "Purge me with Hyssop, and I shall be clean…" (Psalms 51,9).


If you are familiar with the scent of Oregano, another member of the mint family which does not grow in the Galilee, you can imagine Wild marjoram's scent, which is not as strong as Oregano's but more delicate. This herb is also the best-known spice for food seasoning in the Galilee. It is the main ingredient of the Zaatar spice mix.


Sage (Salvia Fruticosa) (Hebrew: מרווה "marva")



The ancients believed that Sage could cure all sickness, and hence its name is Salvia – the Savior. In the Galilee, we find the Sage-Salvia Fruticosa, with big grayish-green leaves that feel like felt cloth. It is one of the 700 sub-species of Sage in the world.

Because Sage has a stronger scent than the other herbs, we only put a tiny amount of this herb in our Galilee blend. Its unique scent has been known to alleviate breathing difficulties, and it's also known for its antiseptic qualities due to three ingredients - Thymol, Carvacrol, and Rosmerinic acid.


Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) (Hebrew: "קורנית" Koranit)


Thyme is a low green shrub with tiny leaves that grows in the Mediterranean region and grows wild in the Galilee.


It's hard to believe that such a delicate herb is so powerful. It's told that Roman soldiers bathed in thyme water to stimulate courage and bravery.


The name resembles the Egyptian word, "tham " – disinfectant – which is its supreme quality. It's known for drying and opening airway obstructions.


You can imagine Thyme's scent, as strong as Oregano's but a little different. This herb contains high levels of Thymol and Carvacrol and is the main ingredient of some eco-friendly cleaning brands.


White-leaved Savory (Micromeria Fruticose) (Hebrew: זוטא לבנה "zuta levana")


White-leaved Savory is a shrub with very small, grayish-green plain leaves and tiny white flowers. Four of its species grow wild in the Galilee.

This herb is considered the finest herb for herbal blends because, in addition to its healthy qualities, it's simply delicious. Its amazing scent with a trace of mint gives us a sense of freshness and renewal.


Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) (Hebrew: מליסה לימונית "melisa leemonit")


This herb with a delicate lemon flavor grows mainly near freshwater sources in the Galilee.


It's been known for ages as one of the best herbs for relaxation, reducing anxiety and stress, and mood improvement. Many find that it might help them deal with the stresses of everyday life. Its lemon-mint scent gives us a sense of freshness and renewal


Lavender (Hebrew: אזוביון "azuvion")


This herb is relatively rare in the Galilee, but we grow it with love in our Galilean herb gardens.

Many find that putting this sachet under their pillow at night helps them sleep well due to Lavender's unique qualities. Having trouble falling asleep? Crush the sachet a bit, smell the aroma, and ... good night.



Our Herbal Blends

"Herbs for the service of Man" (Psalms 104, 14)


** Our scented sachets are not intended for internal consumption. The herbs and essential oils should not be eaten or drunk. Galilee herbs are not recommended for use when pregnant or breastfeeding**.


Galilee Blend

The dried Galilee herbs in the Galilee Blend are part of the Lamiaceae family of plants, the Mint Family.

This unique aroma treasured in our scented sachets will let you feel Galilee’s nature as it has been felt by Galilean's for ages.

These herbs have been grown in the Galilee for thousands of years but are protected by law, so we grow them for you in our Galilee Dreams Herb Gardens.

We pick, dry, and fill our scented sachets so you can enjoy the unique aroma and absorb their traits.


The Galilee Blend contains:

Key components of the essential oils of the Galilee Mints are Thymol and Carvacrol that have been known for their antiseptic properties for thousands of years.



Holyland Blend

The three dried Galilee herbs in the Holyland Blend are part of the Lamiaceae family of plants, the Mint Family.

The unique aromas treasured in our scented sachets will let you feel the nature of the Holyland as it has been felt by Galilean people for ages.


These herbs have grown wild in the Holyland for thousands of years and are protected by law, so we grow them for you in our Galilee Dreams Herb Gardens. We pick, dry, and fill in our scented sachets so you can enjoy the unique aromas and absorb their traits.


The Holyland Blend Contains:

The key essential oil components of the Holyland Mints are Thymol and Carvacrol that have been known for their antiseptic properties for thousands of years.



Breathe blend

The dried Galilee herbs in the Breathe blend are part of the Lamiaceae family of plants, the Mint Family.

This unique aroma treasured in our scented sachets will let you feel Galilee’s nature as it has been for ages.

These herbs have been grown in the Galilee for

thousands of years but are protected by law, so we grow them for you in our Galilee Dreams Herb Gardens, pick, dry, fill in our scented sachets so you can enjoy the unique aroma and absorb their traits.


The Breathe Blend Contains:

Key components of the essential oils of the Galilee Mints are Thymol and Carvacrol that have been known for their antiseptic properties for thousands of years.




Relax blend

The main ingredient of this blend is Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis), an herb with a delicate lemon scent. Long known for its anti-stress and relaxation-promoting properties, the herb grows mainly near freshwater sources in the Galilee.

Another ingredient is Lavender. Although rare to find in the Galilee (a species does grow in nearby Mt. Hermon), we add its dried flowers to the blend because it also has relaxing and uplifting properties.

White-leaved Savoy is the third component of the Relax blend. Its amazing aroma with a hint of mint gives a sense of freshness and renewal.

For a feeling of relaxation and ease during these troubled times, the Relax blend can be a calming and refreshing natural stimulus

The Relax Blend Contains:


Galilee oil Blend

Tis blend is stronger than the Galilee Blend due to the Essential oils of these herbs that we add to the blend.

The dried Galilee herbs in the Galilee Oil Blend are part of the Lamiaceae family of plants, the Mint Family.

This unique aroma treasured in our scented sachets will let you feel Galilee’s nature as it has been felt by Galilee people for ages.

These herbs grown in the Galilee for thousands of years are protected by law, so we grow them for you in our Galilee Dreams Herb Gardens. We pick, dry, and fill our scented sachets so you can enjoy the unique aroma and absorb their traits.


The Galilee Oil Blend Contains:


Key components of the essential oils of the Galilee Mints are Thymol and Carvacrol that have been known for their antiseptic properties for thousands of years.


"Purge me with Hyssop, and I shall be clean…" (Psalms 51, 9).


**Use the Scented Sachet just to smell the unique scent of the Galilee herbs. The herbs & essential oils in the sachet are not intended for eating or drinking. Galilee herbs are not recommended while pregnant or breastfeeding.

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