Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Healing Gardens

Last Sunday was our first day of summer Religious Education for children!

We started preparing an outdoor space for an herbal garden. We will plant lemon balm, aloe, calendula, nasturtium. Maybe even sunflowers!

Lemon Balm

We made lemon balm lip balm using these ingredients: 
fresh lemon balm infused in almond oil
shea butter,
local beeswax,
 local honey,
 wheat germ, 
  essential oil of lemon.

I found the lip balm recipe for this online at "Herbal Roots Zine." The magazine is geared towards children; you can download an entire issue about lemon balm.