Lemon Balm is a calming, soft lemon flavored tea. Its antibacterial, antiviral and has antibiotic properties.
Its also very calming and I could swear it helps during that certain time of the month, if you know what I mean. That may be because its also antispasmodic.
It supposedly lowers fever, helps with the regulation of hormones and provides calming effects to help you rest better.
For hair, like a number of teas, it makes hair shine when used as a hair rinse. Lemon balm is also supposedly great for oily hair.
You’ll find lemon balm used in conditioners by Weleda and in hair gel by Bain de Terre.
I got my first batch of lemon balm from mountainroseherbs.com by the way.
- 93.5% Lemon Balm infused water (tea)
- 5% glycerin (you can increase or decrease this depending on how much glycerin you like)
- 1.5% preservative (or use the recommended percentage of whatever preservative you’re using)
- Add whispy (negligible) amounts of guar gum to give a soft feel to it. NOT TOO MUCH!! I usually add less than 1/8 tsp of guar if I’m making 8oz
Mix the mixture well before adding it into a bottle to make sure you’ve incorporated the guar gum. Too much guar could flake up on your curls.
Remember this is simply a tea based spritz with no hold. Your hair may be shiny but you still have to add oils/butters separately to help moisturize it.