Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 8, lemon balm honey for the Nefertari’s bath
The lemon balm honey, thanks to its anti-inflammatory, soothing and calming properties, is beneficial for wounds, burns, in case of cough, insomnia and stress, it is one of the ingredients of the Nefertari’s bath, relaxing and regenerating.
Nefertari was a queen of Ancient Egypt, the wife of Ramses the Great, who dedicated her a temple that still fascinates all the people who have the opportunity to admire it, majestic and timeless, able to defy the centuries and the works of humans, Abu Simbel, set in the southernmost part of Egypt, in Aswan. Nefertari was much loved by Ramses and, as they say, also very beautiful and she took care of her beauty with ointments, creams and baths. Between history and legend, today we take inspiration from the beauty secrets of this great queen to create at home a mixture that can be added to the water of a hot bath called, precisely, Nefertari's bath, ideal to remove tensions and stress but also to regenerate the skin, to heal it, to accelerate the healing processes of wounds and to soothe irritations, a real beauty bath! Moreover, it is absolutely natural thanks to the simple and beneficial ingredients that make this mix a powerful source of beauty, without irritants or substances that may damage skin, hair and body. This mix of Nefertari is obtained by combining different plants such as rosemary, sage and mint and the extra touch is given by a special and very interesting ingredient, honey with lemon balm, which you can prepare by yourself. This lemon balm infused honey is easy to prepare and you can use it not just for a relaxing bath but also as a first aid ointment that can be applied on wounds, abrasions, burns or can be added to a cup of your favorite herbal tea in case of coughs and colds, but also anxiety and insomnia, thanks to its soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory properties. Take two tablespoons of dried lemon balm leaves, pour these leaves on the bottom of a small jar and fill with honey, for example, multi flower honey. Close the jar and store it in a warm place for a couple of weeks. In this way the leaves of lemon balm will release their properties to honey by making ... an infused honey. Now that the lemon balm infused honey is ready you can prepare the bath of Nefertari. Bring to a boil 300 ml of water together with 10 grams of sage, 10 grams of mint, 10 grams of rosemary and 10 grams of dried rose petals, if you cannot find the rose petals you can omit them from the preparation and maybe add a few drops of essential rose oil when the decoction has cooled. Leave to simmer for ten minutes, then remove from heat and let it rest for five minutes. Filter and add two tablespoons of lemon balm honey. Pour the decoction in the hot water of your bath and immerse yourself for fifteen minutes.