Uses for Lemon Balm?

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  1. artemis33

    artemis33 Amity's Focus Member

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    There is a LOT of lemon balm in one of the beds out front and I am planning to yank some it. I want that bed to be my herb garden so I don't mind a little but it is taking over!

    So before I decide how much to leave in there (or relocate perhaps), what are some ways you use it?

    Thanks!
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    TulaneMama countdown mode

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    we drop ours in a pitcher of water.
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    tisme ~follow your heart~

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    we dry it and mix with dried mint and make tea from it all year. my mom calls it happy tea. :p
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    big sprigs in iced tea.
    or I've rubbed it on skin/hair/clothes and smelled lemony fresh all day and it may have even kept mosquitoes away.
    in marinades
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    you have randomly decided you love me enough to dry some and mail it to me. Or if local, c'mon ove and transplant some into my yard. I have tons to swap :D

    That being said I'd use it to learn soap/lotion/balms with cause I adore the smell of lemon anything :D

    other uses are medicinal and edible both, also as a sachet ingredient; etc.

    I can dig up books in the am when I am less drugged; so I am subbing to this thread otherwise I will forget.
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    artemis33 Amity's Focus Member

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    Thanks mamas - I do have a bunch of herb books but they are mostly still in boxes.



    I had read the lemon balm helps repel insects so I think I'll transplant some around the deck and into pots on the deck. I have a horrible mosquito allergy so anything that might help this in the summer when I want to lounge outside is great! I still have plenty to share though ;)
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    Korwynne Mama of Miracles

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    There *is* a Value Villiage in that parking lot with the Grocery Outlet [which contains food that you may or may not use to bribe kid(s) with].

    The Bid Lots isn't there anymore so that's yet another "mostly 99 cent store" cause yk 500 gazillion 99 cent stores just isn't enough.

    Last time I was at Goodwill [down the road the Value Villiage is on] it (and VV) both still had kids toys/books/clothes; but I know they're gone in some stores in the greater Seattle area because grandma just emailed.

    Other stores are on/around Callow. There's St Vinnies & the St Vinnies Annex and the rest are mom & pop owned thrifts.

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