Now, as to where I get the volume of bulk herbs/spices needed to create these mixes - We are fortunate to live about half an hour away from an Amish grocery store and about 45 minutes away from another Amish community with a bulk store. I love to go "long distance grocery shopping" as my husband calls it. I enjoy going and stocking up on the products I know I can use for a good while in many different dishes. If you are a gardener, you could always dry many of your own herbs to use in spice mixes. The main advice I would give is - Do not buy the spices in the small little containers from the normal grocery store. These would most likely be far too pricey to have the amount of herbs/spices you need to make these mixes.
When I made these two spice mixes today, I doubled each recipe to fill up the canning jars I used.
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Onion Soup Mix:
Onion soup mix ingredients piled in before being mixed up -
Onion soup mix finished and ready to use (on right) along with some of the bulk ingredients I used to create it-
Ranch Dressing Mix:
Just shake for ranch dressing mix-
Ranch dressing mix all ready to be used (on the right) and some bulk items I used to create the mix-