Monday, 27 March 2017

DIY Cold Sore Balm

DIY Cold Sore Balm

Some studies indicate that lip balm made with lemon balm infused oil may help lessen the symptoms and reduce healing time for cold sores.

This simple recipe uses beeswax, cocoa butter and the herb lemon balm to make a healing balm.

In a small double boiler slowly and gently heat:
  • 30mls of lemon balm infused oil (see below how to make an infused oil) 
  • 7g beeswax or candelilla wax
  • 7g cocoa butter

Once melted add:

Pour into a small, clean jar and allow to cool. Makes approximately 1/4 cup of balm.

Instructions for making an infused oil are here. Simply use fresh or dried lemon balm in place of calendula petals.

Lemon Balm

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  1. This is a great recipe to put in your homemade toolkit. Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday this week!

  2. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Enjoy your week ahead.

  3. My daughter is always getting cold sores. Sharing this recipe with her. Thanks!

  4. Cold sores are never fun! Thanks for sharing this at the Waste Less Wednesday Blog Hop!

  5. So many people suffer from cold sores.Pinning. Thank you for sharing your recipe for a lip balm at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!