How To Make Lemon Balm Cream
Make your own natural cosmetics with Sally Hornsley, cosmetic consultant. In this guide she shows you how to make an anti-viral and anti-bacterial lemon balm hand cream.
You Will Need
- sunflower oil
- lemon balm
- emulsifying wax
- bees wax
- lemon balm blend essential oil
Start with a lemon balm infusion. You can make this by leaving chopped up lemon balm in sunflower oil for 3 weeks.
Filter the lemon balm infusion into a heat-proof beaker, then discard the herbs. You need 25 g of lemon balm oil.
Add 6 g of emulsifying wax, 3 g of bees wax and some cocoa butter.
Measure out 50 g of spring water in another container.
Heat the water and the waxes until the waxes have melted, then remove them from the heat and combine them, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
After about 5 minutes the mixture will have thickened, so you can now add 10 drops of the essential oil.
Add 15 drops of preservative, then stir well.