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Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oil

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Melissa officinalis

 

 

Lemon balm essential is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves and flowers of the herb known as Melissa. It is cultivated in Egypt, Italy and Hungary, with the main producer of the essential oil being the Republic of Ireland.

 

Lemon balm essential oil has a light, lemon fragrance, and blends well with floral and citrus essential oils. It is antibacterial and acts as an insect repellent.

 

In skin care preparations lemon balm essential oil is used for allergies and insect bites.

 

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