Lemon balm and St. John’s Wort salve is a herbal preparation made by infusing the flowers and leaves of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) and St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) into a carrier oil, typically olive oil or coconut oil, and then combining it with beeswax to create a solid, soothing ointment. These sticks have the added benefit of Oregano (Origanum Vulgare) essential oil, and Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) essential oil. The cardboard push up tube keeps the product fresh and is biodegradable.
Lemon balm is a fragrant herb known for its calming and uplifting properties. It has been traditionally used to relieve stress, anxiety, and promote relaxation. Lemon balm is also believed to have antiviral properties and is often used topically to soothe insect bites, cold sores, and minor skin irritations.
St. John’s Wort is another herb that has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties. It is well-known for its antidepressant and mood-enhancing effects. St. John’s Wort is often used topically for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties to relieve muscle aches, bruises, and mild burns.
When combined in a salve, lemon balm and St. John’s Wort can provide a synergistic effect, offering a range of benefits for the skin and overall well-being.