During the dryer months, sensitive skin like the lips can become dry and cracked. This is not only unpleasant, but can be quite uncomfortable and painful as well. You may feel tempted to run out and buy a name brand product as intended to hold moisture into your sensitive lip skin, but a few companies have even been found guilty of creating formulas that actually dry out your lips. The best way to avoid that kind of fraudulent activity is to make yourself so this article has been compiled to show you how to make lemon balm healing recipes.
Cold Sore Balm
If you or anyone else you know has ever dealt with the embarrassing and annoying effects of a cold sore then this recipe will be great for you. Place 4 tablespoons of lemon balm infused jojoba oil into a double boiler. Add 3 tablespoons of beeswax. Add 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey, then heat the ingredients until they begin to melt. Whisk the mixture until it is blended nicely, then add 20 drops lemon balm oil. Store your brand-new mixture in a cool dark place in a large glass container. This mixture should last at least one year and can be used the moment that you begin to feel the sensation of a cold sore forming.
Bedtime Sleepy Tea
Teas are always a great way to go when you want to get the benefit of healing herbs. This recipe is a great way to calm and relax everyone from children to adults! All you need to do is take and tea pot and fill it with 2/3 cups of fresh lemon balm leaves, and fill the pot with water to where they've only just begun to immerse the leaves. Boil and mixture on a low heat until close to half of the water has evaporated. Remove any plant matter that remains in the pot, and while it is the mixture is still hot, pour out half cup of the lemon balm tea and add 4 tablespoons of raw honey.
Each dose of this mixture is about a tablespoon.
Lemon Balm Bug Away
Insects can be a nuisance, but this recipe will help you deal with them. Get an empty spray bottle, and a jar. Take a half cup of fresh lemon balm leaves and a teaspoon of Basil, catnip, and mint, place them in the jar, then fill the jar with witch hazel. Put the cap on the jar and store on a cool dark place for at least one week. Once finished, remove the plant matter and pour the liquid contents into a spray bottle. Add a few drops of basil, citronella and lemongrass essential oils. Shake vigorously. Now you have your own homemade bug repellent.