Lemon Balm C/S, Organic, 1/2 lb.(LBC-2)
Lemon Balm, a member of the mint family, smells much like lemons, as its name implies. It is commonly planted in gardens to draw bees, and is often used in tandem with other relaxing herbs such as Chamomile and Passionflower.
Bursting with antiviral properties, Lemon Balm may help to stimulate a healthy digestive system, and support and soothe the body's natural stress responders. It may also be useful for memory.
Common Names: Lemon balm, sweet balm, Melissa
Excerpts from Practical Herbalism
Lemon Balm has been prized by bee keepers since earliest time. It was credited with the ability to attract and nurture swarms of bees, and as a remedy for their stings. By herbalists, it has long been favored for use in all complaints that were supposed to “proceed from a disordered state of the nervous system.” The London Dispensary (1696) says, “An essence of Balm, given in Canary wine, every morning will renew youth, strengthen the brain and relieve languishing.” John Evelyn wrote, “Balm is sovereign for the brain, strengthening the memory and powerfully chasing away melancholy.”
From Our Reading and/or Experience...
- We use it in tea and tincture combinations. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies. For instance, it can easily be ground up, and used in capsules.
- Lemon Balm is a food and, as such, can be kept in the kitchen with other food ingredients. Add it to dishes (salads, meat dishes, soups, stews, etc.) in small amounts so as to add nutritional value to the dish while enhancing the flavor.
- Lemon Balm can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
- It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
- As is the case with most herbs, Lemon Balm should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.
Pucker Up Herban Chapstick
This fresh and minty chocolate chapstick just might inspire more kisses. Guys, gals, and kiddos alike will always be ready to pucker up and smile on, with this all-natural chapstick.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED ~ To Infuse Your Herbal Oil
- Rose Petals or Rose Buds
- Lavender Flowers
- Calendula Flowers
- Lemon Balm
- coconut oil
HOW TO MAKE IT...
- Fill a glass jar 1/3 of the way full with equal parts of each herb. Cover herbs in coconut oil (more easily done if oil is slightly melted). Place lid on jar.
- Set jar on top of a towel in a crockpot filled with water, on the warm setting for 3 days. Watch water level and be very careful not to pour cool water on a hot jar, as this can cause it to explode.
- After 3 days, remove the jar from heat, let cool, and strain off herbs. Now you have an Herbal Infused Oil!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED ~ To Make Pucker Up Herban Chapstick
- 1/4 cup Infused Oil
- 3 tablespoons shea butter
- 4 tablespoons Beeswax
- 1 tablespoon lanolin (optional)
- 2 teaspoons Cacao Powder (Optional)
- 2 teaspoons Honey
- 15 drops peppermint oil
- 5 drops grapefruit seed extract
- 1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil
HOW TO MAKE IT...
- Mix first 4 ingredients together & heat in double broiler until hot.
- After wax is melted, add essential oil and cacao powder, and stir until mixed.
- Pour liquid into lipstick containers or cans. Label and decorate to your liking. Enjoy!