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Organic Melissa essential oil

Melissa officinalis



Lemon balm is a herbaceous plant from the Lamiaceae family.
Its stem is square and between 30 and 40 cm high; its bright green toothed leaves in the shape of a heart give off a lemony scent. Its yellowish-white flowers appear at the base of the leaves between June and August.
The plant grows wild in the Mediterranean basin and in the East.

The very low yield of the distillation of the aerial parts of lemon balm make it a relatively expensive essential oil.

Origin and history

Its name comes from the Greek melissophullon which means "bee leaf".
Lemon balm has been recognized for its aromas since Antiquity and in the Middle Ages, Benedictine monks began to cultivate it.
It will soon be considered a panacea with a healing power on many disorders: gastric, nervous, cardiac, menstrual ...
Lemon balm is cultivated in gardens and we consume its calming herbal tea, we find me in a drinkable solution "water of Lemon balm of the Carmelites »Boyer, antispasmodic.
It is appreciated in cooking to flavor meats, fish, soup and milk (in Spain) and in liqueurs.

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: translucent mobile liquid
Color: colorless to pale yellow
Odor: fresh, herbaceous, lemony

Distilled parts: Flowering tops

Country of production: France

Density: 0.88

Chemotype / composition

Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: Neral, geranial, beta-caryophyllene, citronellal
Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Citral, geraniol, citronellol, limonene, linalool

Certain natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present a risk of allergy in some people. To measure your tolerance, always do an application test in the crease of the elbow before using in your mixes.


Organic Lemon Balm essential oil is an excellent calming, rebalancing, known for its cardiac action, it regulates blood pressure.
It is also carminative, aperitif, antispasmodic.
Added to this are antiviral, antibacterial, analgesic and antiallergic properties.


Organic lemon balm essential oil is active in cases of nervous overwork, anxiety, insomnia in children and adults.
It is effective on cardiac disorders: palpitations, tachycardias, changes in blood pressure (without organic cause).
Its antiviral action allows it to be used on genital herpes, zonas, chickenpox.


Modes of use

Consult a physician before any therapeutic use or oral treatment.

Orally: 1 drop of organic lemon balm essential oil 2 times a day, before meals, with a little honey or on a pastille to place under the tongue, as an aperitif.

On the skin, to treat nervousness: 2 to 3 drops in a few drops of apricot kernel vegetable oil on the solar plexus and on the inner side of the wrists
For difficult digestion, 2 to 3 drops in a few drops of sesame vegetable oil massaged on the upper stomach.

Possible synergy

Basil, Petit grain, Lavender officinalis

Energy value and synergy

In energy aromatherapy, lemon balm essential oil is associated with the heart chakra, Anahata.
Its color is green.

Lemon balm can be associated with the heart chakra, due to its profound healing properties during times of great pain and depression.
Lemon balm can also be beneficial where there is energy blockage between the solar plexus and the heart. Apply to the area between these two chakras to release blockages.

Synergy: Damask Rose, Officinal Lavender

Precaution for use

Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Food use possible. Do not use pure on the skin.


The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you want more information about essential oils, please consult a doctor.


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