17 Best Uses Of Lemon Balm In Your Kitchen

17 Best Uses Of Lemon Balm In Your Kitchen

#11 Lemon Balm Butter

Terrific on toast, drizzled over vegetables, and brushed on meat, this lemony butter can be made in the mixer, blender, or creamed by hand. Try it with these optional add-ins: garlic, basil, onion powder, cayenne, honey, or cinnamon.

#12 Lemon Balm Salsa Verde

This one is super aromatic that made with lemon balm, basil leaves, chives, mint, lemon zest, sumac, and grated garlic, mixed with olive oil and black pepper to taste. Use it on anything and everything as a dip, condiment, meat topper, and salad dressing.

#13 Seared Lemon Balm Chicken

So simple and yet so delicious, this 20-minutes recipe calls for boneless, skinless chicken breasts seared with a yummy coating of lemon balm, green onions, salt and pepper.

#14 No Bug Balm

Lemon balm is among the herbs that naturally repel mosquitos and other bugs. If you already grow citronella, peppermint, lavender, basil, catnip, or thyme in your garden, you can make an herbal medley by infusing these fresh herbs in oil. Then mix it up with some beeswax, shea butter, and essential oils for a spreadable salve that is actually good for your skin.

#15 Lemon Balm Soap

A blend of olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, and lemon balm tea, this cold-pressed soap recipe is scented with lemongrass and lime essential oil. For a light yellow color, add a touch of turmeric powder before pouring the soap batter into molds.

#16 Herbal Bath

For a soothing soak, fill a muslin bag with fresh lemon balm leaves, rose petals, lavender, yarrow, and other pleasant-smelling herbs. Hang it over the faucet as you fill the tub so the water runs through the herbal pouch. Toss in a cup of Epsom salts for the ultimate relaxing bath.

#17 Lemon Balm Hair Rinse

Because of lemon balm’s astringent qualities, it can be used as a hair rinse and scalp clarifier. To make this, pour 2 cups of boiling water over 3 to 4 tablespoons of dried lemon balm and let it steep overnight. Strain out the plant bits and then shampoo and condition your hair as normal. Slowly pour the rinse over your head, massaging it into your scalp and along the entire hair shaft. No need to rinse!

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