LEMON BALM EXTRACT

Lemon essential oil is good for all skin types.

Scientific anme:  Melissa officinalis

Family Name: Lamiaceae, mint

Origin: Mediterranean region & Asia

 

 

 


 

BEST FOR SENSITIVE, BLEMISHED, OILY, AND COMBINATION SKIN

 

FEATURES

  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antiseptic
  • cleansing
  • pH balancing
  • rejuvenating

THERAPEUTIC USES:

  • anxiety and stress
  • colic
  • digestion
  • fever blisters

BENEFITS

  • antioxidant
  • antiseptic
  • cleansing

AROMATHERAPY

  • comforting
  • uplifting

FUNCTION

  • preservative

Also referred to as Melissa, this fresh, citrus herb was included in Carmelite Water, a popular toilet water used by men and women of culture during medieval Europe. Its properties for skin include: antiseptic, antiviral, cleansing, demulcent, healing, pH balancer and rejuvenating. It is used in treating: acne, dermatitis, eczema, insect bites and rashes. Lemon balm is best for blemished, irritated skin. Its active constituents include: terpenes, which produce relaxing qualities, hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives such as rosmarinic acid, and flavonoids. The leaves have been used as a compress or poultice for boils, shingles, insect bites, in facial steams and toners for blemishes, and as a rejuvenating agent. The diluted essential oil is used topically on herpes lesions. It is also included in perfumes, bath oils and massage oils. Its properties for mind include: appeasing, comforting, soothing and uplifting. Emotional benefits include ease of emotional shock or grief, depression and insomnia.