Some herbs are way more commonly found than others. Some can be found at your local grocery store/supermarket. They will usually come in dried/ground form in a spice jar. You'll most likely find herbs like Basil, Rosemary, Sage, Cinnamon, Clove, and other herbs that are used in the culinary field at the supermarket. Other herbs would be found at occult stores, or herbal shops.
If your parents are at all open-minded, you don't need to sneak. I started studying herbalism way before practicing. There are plenty of uses that aren't in casting, but will complement your studies. Who knows? They might be glad you're interested in something healthy! (^_^)
By: WhiteRav3n / Knowledgeable Nov 06, 2012
Post # 10
Raid your kitchen cabinet. When I was younger, I would just grab a tablespoon of whatever herb I needed from there. Basil, rosemary, sage, clove, etc. Teas also provide other herbs like chamomile, peppermint, lemon grass, etc. They're convenient and I still cut open a tea bag when I need those herbs. For salt, I use sea salt. Its healthier for you to cook with anyway, so you can suggest your parents buy some for their next shopping trip. And its the best salt to use (great for purification/cleansing/protection) because its natural.