Melissa (Lemon Balm) Hydrosol, Organic

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Melissa officinalis, certified organic artisan distilled fresh leaves, from Bulgaria.
Part Number: HYDMLS
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Botanical Name:  Melissa officinalis
Origin: Certified Organic Artisan Distilled in France
Plant Part:  Fresh Leaves
Distillation Date:  Aug 2017
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Aroma:  Fresh light floral, citrus lemon-like back note

Melissa hydrosol, or Lemon Balm, is renown for its antiviral properties and soothing benefits to skin conditions of eczema, psoriasis, shingles, diaper rash, and sensitive skin. Because of its gentle nature Melissa can be used for diaper rash. Consider blending with our Chamomile Roman Hydrosol for baby care. 

Organic Lemon Balm Hydrosol is suitable for normal or oily skin types and is especially effective in combating acne.  Suzanne Catty mentions Melissa is recommended for mature skin, skin rashes and irritations, sunburn, herpes simplex sores, poison oak and poison ivy.  She also writes that it can be useful as a tonic for ADHD.  

Beneficial Uses of Melissa (Lemon Balm) Hydrosol, Organic:

  • Mist for bed linen and pillows
  • Stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia and relaxation
  • PMS and Menstrual irregularities
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Eczema, Psoriasis, Shingles, Herpes Simplex sores
  • Anti-Asthmatic
  • Add in water phase of skin care formulations
  • Toner for skin
  • Body spray
  • Room spray 
  • Helps combat morning sickness
  • Acne
  • Diaper rash and baby care (blend with Chamomile Roman Hydrosol)
The shelf life of hydrosols is generally up to 2 years or longer when properly stored in the refrigerator. This Organic Melissa (Lemon Balm) Hydrosol contains no preservatives.

References: Catty, Suzanne;  Hydrosols The Next Aromatherapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT 2001

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