from the lamiaceae family. Also know as Lemon Balm the pale yellow oil is produced by distillation of the leaves and flowering tops of the Mediterranean herb. Although grown throughout Europe the extracted oil is often adulterated because of the low level of production. Our oil is from Ireland and has a distinctive lemony aroma. With uplifting and calming properties the oil is strong and should be used sparingly.
It has a calming effect and has traditionally been used when people are suffering from a ‘broken heart’ As a strong antiseptic and antiviral oil it can be vaporised when there are a lot of airborne infections around.
Methods of use: Bath, massage and vaporisation
Cautions: Do not use during the first four months of pregnancy – May irritate sensitive skins. – Use in dilutions of 1% or less – Not for use by people with glaucoma as the high citral content may cause a rise in ocular tension.