Lemon balm is a first-choice herbal treatment for cold sores. It has antiviral properties that work to tame an outbreaks. Prepare lemon balm tea by brewing 2 to 4 tablespoons of the herb per cup of boiling water. Let it cool, then dot with a cotton ball on the cold sore several times a day.
Basil Basics: Prune basil regularly for best flavor. About every four weeks, prune basil back to just above the bottom two sets of leaves. If allowed to flower, it will lose flavor. From Fine Gardening.
DIY Essential Oils - coaxed from leaves, roots, tree bark, fruit peels, or flower petals, essential oils carry a plant's very life force. Combined in different ways, these highly concentrated oils contain potent natural compounds that can be used as medicine, for beauty and for pampering. Using organic macadamia or kukui nut oil you can create indulgent spa treatments and healthy home essentials are calming lavender, uplifting lemon, revitalizing eucalyptus, and invigorating peppermint.