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Lemon Balm Infused Oil

Lemon Balm Infused Oil
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code: 60044


Latin Binomial: Melissa officinalis
Plant Part: Aerial Part
Extraction: Infused in Vegetable Oil
Growing Practice: Organic
Country of Origin: USA:WA

Organic Lemon Balm (Melissa off.) aerial parts infused in pure olive oil to saturation, 1:1.

BioChemical Class: terpenes
BioChemicals: citronellal




Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis is a perennial herb in the mint family Lamiaceae, and is native to the Mediterranean region.

It easily grows in Zones 4-9. In zone 7 (where we are) it can be harvested until the end of November. It prefers full sun but is moderately shade tolerant. It grows in clumps and spreads vegetatively so it can easily spread throughout a garden until it becomes a nuisance.

When steam distilled lemon balm has a very low yield (which accounts for the high price of the essential oil).

Used in 10-50% dilution in massage oils for soothing digestive system, calming nerves and uplifting depression and irritability associated with hormonal fluctuation. Used in childbirth. Good additive to ointments and creams for cold sores and protecting lips.
External use only. Keep refrigerated when not in use. Keep out of reach of children. May raise pressure in eyes; avoid in glaucoma.

Use of Lemon Balm is restricted in fragrance materials by IFRA, but this is controversial. For more information: see this post on the aromaconnection blog

FDA Food Additive Status: (EO and/or oleoresin) GRAS (Generally recognized as safe)

The information provided on these pages is not a substitute for necessary medical care, nor intended as medical advice. Always keep carriers and bases tightly closed and in a cool, dark place, 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.