|Flowering lemon balm|
Lemon balm is one of my favorite herbs. It has a light, sweet, lemony fragrance that can be used in many ways in your cooking and crafts. It is also easy to grow.
Lemon Balm Potpourri
One of its traditional uses is in potpourri, where it works well with lavender, rosemary, and rose petals. Be sure to use a fixative to prevent the fragrance from dissipating to quickly. Orris root can be used for this at a concentration of one teaspoon for each 1-½ cups of potpourri. When drying lemon balm, using a dehydrator will help retain leaf coloration.
For a complete Lemon Balm Profile, visit my post: How to Grow Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) where you'll learn about its history and discover how to use it lemon balm in cooking, herbal remedies and crafts.
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