Description: Lemon Verbena, Whole Leaf - 1 lb.
Botanical name: Aloysia triphylla
Lemon verbena, also called vervain, is generally recognized to be the most strongly scented and intense of the lemon scented plants. A native of Chile and Peru, Lemon Verben was introduced into Europe in the 1700's. Its powerful and pleasing scent has made it an important ingredient in perfumes and toilet water.
Sample Incense Recipes
1. Protection Incense
Thoroughly grind all ingredients in a mortar and pestle.
- 2 parts Lemon Verbena
- 1 part Galangal
- 1 part Pennyroyal
- 1/4 part Rue
- 1/2 part Cinnamon
Burn over smoldering charcoal.
2. Lemon Verbena Sachet
In a glass container, mix all the ingredients, allow to age for two weeks.
- 1 cup lemon verbena, dried and crushed fine
- 1 cup lemon balm, dried and crushed fine
- 1 cup rosemary, dried and crushed fine
- 1 tablespoon Lemon peel (left as is)
- 4 drops essential oil of Verbena or Lemon
Fill ingredients into small or medium sized cloth/cotton/muslin bags. Makes 3 cups.
Discard after fragrance is gone.