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Melissa Hydrosol

Melissa Hydrosol
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code: 10069


Latin Binomial: Melissa officinalis
Plant Part: Aerial Part
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Growing Practice: Organic
Country of Origin: USA: PNW

2 oz and 4 oz sizes are sold in colored glass bottles with a spritzer cap; the 8 oz size is sold in a colored bottle with a polycone cap.

Lemon-scented Melissa Hydrosol (also known as Lemon Balm Hydrosol) is light, bitter, slightly more floral in fragrance than the herb or strong essential oil.

Steam distilled from Lemon Balm grown in our garden.

BioChemical Class: Aldehyde
BioChemicals: Aldehydes (69-73%); Ketones (10%)

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is a lemon-scented perennial in the mint Family Lamiaceae that is native to the Mediterranean. It grows to about 2-1/2 feet high and can spread everywhere.
Environmental Spritzer to calm and soothe, excellent for hyperactive children. Clarifying to skin, promotes healing of rash, irritation and eczema, and poison oak or ivy. Use in anti-aging creams and lotions.

Lemon Balm has long been used to banish anxiety, boost memory, and aid sleep and digestion.

It is "good against the biting of venomous beasts, comforts the heart, and driveth away all melancholy and sadnesse," wrote Elizabethan-era herbalist John Gerard in 1597.

Refrigerate when not in use. For external use only.

The information provided on these pages is not a substitute for necessary medical care, nor intended as medical advice. Always keep hydrosols tightly closed, refrigerated, and out of reach of children. If redness or irritation occurs when applied to the skin, stop using immediately and contact your health provider if necessary.