Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) essential oil has a fresh, aromatically citrus and herbaceous top note with a slight woodsy undertone. An instant mood uplifting essential oil that is calming, relieves nervousness, tension and anxiety. It is a great oil to apply topically on cold sores and eczema.
Best ways to use Lemon Balm essential oil:
Other oils it blends well with:
Bergamot, chamomile, lavender, mandarin, neroli, rose, rose geranium, sweet orange.
Fun facts: The ancient Greeks used to put sprigs of lemon balm in beehives to attract bees. Charles V, the King of France drank so much lemon balm tea to revive the spirits that is became so popular amongst France that it became known as “the tea of France”.
Cautions: considered non-toxic but should be applied to skin first to see if you are sensitive to it.