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LEMON BALMMelissa officinalis (Lamiacee)
Type: Organic (CE certification 009577-2015)
Origin: FRANCE (Provence)
Also known simply as "Melissa" or also "Balm mint" is a plant originally from the Mediterranean region. Lemon balm is now widely found all over Europe, central Asia, Siberia and North America. It is a herbaceous plant that grows to a height of sixty centimetres or more. It's delicate and bushy with a seductive fragrance. The leaves are shiny green, dentate; the tiny flowers are white or pink.
There are many subspecies of Lemon balm, all of them found in cool, shady environments.
The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves and flower heads. It is a light yellow liquid with a fresh, citric fragrance.
It combines well with all the other citrus oils (especially Neroli and Grapefruit), and with the essential oils of Geranium, Lavender, Ravensara and Verbena.
(according to popular herbalist tradition)
MELISSA OFFICINALISLemon balm was one of the first plants to be used for medicinal purposes, particularly as a remedy for anxiety and depression, although also as a sedative and digestive. Switzerland’s celebrated Renaissance physician, Paracelsus, described Melissa as an "Elixir of life".
The precious essential oil of Melissa is totally non-toxic, a proven remedy for allergic reactions and a soothing balm for insect bites. In low concentrations (dissolved in almond or sesame oil, for instance), this natural oil is remarkably effective in the treatment of eczema and other skin ailments; a good insect repellent, it also has anti-depressant, bactericide and parasiticide properties.
Lemon balm oil was widely used in medicines and cosmetics in the past, but is now difficult to find and prohibitively expensive, severely limiting its use.
NB : further product information (composition, declaration of conformity etc.) can be found in the
CLP PACKAGE INSERTpackage insert.
100% natural, pure essential oil of certified organic origin (CE certification 009577-2015) in glass vial (11.3 ml, 0.40 fl. oz.); this product, also suitable for food use based on EC regulation 1334/2008, is totally free of stabilizing agents, fixatives, pesticides, GMOs and gamma ray treatment (including products in the semi-finished state).
As indicated in the declaration of conformity, the selected and processed raw materials used in the production of this essential oil are of certified organic origin. This guarantees that the raw materials are produced by a farming system which imposes stringent controls on the use of fertilizers and pest control. The aim: to safeguard harvests, protect the environment and promote the development of sustainable agriculture.