Sweet, fresh and citrus-like smell
Blends well with: basil, chamomile, lavender & rose.
Soothing /relaxing, anti-depressant, anti-stress aid.
Bath: 5-7 drops. Vaporiser: 3-5 drops. Body & massage:
5 drops/10ml base oil. Also effective used in lower dilutions, e.g. for facial oils.
The fresh leaves from the herb make a lovely refreshing tea.
Do not take internally; avoid contact with eyes; seek advice if pregnant; not suitable for babies; store away from children.
Further information can be found in Julia Lawless’s book: ‘The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils’ (see BOOKS).
Also known as Lemon Balm – and traditionally as ‘The Elixir of Life’.
Melissa Officinalis (England)