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How To Make Lemon Balm Cream

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

Method

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.