Herbs are used to flavor and fragrance food, purify the air in sickrooms, ward off insects, and heal a variety of ailments. There is even archaeological evidence of prehistoric use of herbs for food, medicine, and artistic purposes. Herbs are generally defined as the green parts of aromatic plants. You can purchase dried and fresh herbs at the supermarket; you can grow herbs in your garden; you can even collect them in the wild. With some education about their proper use, you can use herbs with great pleasure in your soaps.