Lemon balm,

Lemon balm, organic Greece

100% pure and natural essential oil

Botanical name: Melissa officinalis citralifera

Plant Part: leaves

Extraction method: steam distilled

Origin: Greece


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Crop type: 
Certified organic culture
Pale yellow clear liquid
Sweet, citrus, citronella, herbal, grassy odor
Melissa bicornis, Melissa graveolens, Thymus melissa
Melissa officinalis Leaf Oil
Product code: EAB635634

Cautions and warnings:
Do not use pure essential oils. Essential oils are diluted in a vegetable oil when applied to the skin. Carry out a skin tolerance test in the crook of your elbow and wait 48 hours before using the oil on the skin. Do not use the essential oil if you notice a reaction such as redness, itching or stinging.
Keep out of reach of children.
If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the eye contour area, neither into the ears. In case of contact, apply a plenty of vegetable oil and take promptly medical advice.
If symptoms persist or worsen when using essential oil, consult a health care practitioner.
If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Avoid exposure of applied area(s) to the sun.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use essential oils.
Known adverse reactions:
If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache or an allergic reaction, discontinue use.
Store in airtight, light-resistant container at room temperature.
The information contained on our site is presented purely for information purposes and cannot, in any case, bind the responsibility of the company. In no way does this information constitute a recommendation for preventive or curative treatment, prescription or diagnosis, nor should it be considered as such.

Words by Anny Schneider

As its botanical name Melissa officinalis indicates, lemon balm has been used in pharmacies for centuries.

lemon balm essential oil has antiseptic and antiviral properties.

She is also soothing, hypnotic and hypotensive.

As the plant has a low yield of essential oil, it is relatively expensive because very rarely distilled so little available.

Origin of this essential oil

This organic essential oil of lemon balm from Greece is distilled from the aerial parts of the plant.


As its botanical name suggests, lemon balm has been used in pharmacies for centuries.

It is also calming, hypnotic and hypotensive.

As the plant has little yield of essential oil, it is relatively expensive because very rarely distilled and therefore not very available.


Keep away from children, air, heat and light.


Beware of interactions with thyroid function.


More information

Lemon balm has been used since Hippocrates (4th century BC) and Theophrastus (3rd century BC), then by Paracelsus (15th century AD).

Its name would come from the Latin "melissophyllon", itself coming from the Greek "phyllon" (leaf) and "melissa" (bee), because it is a very melliferous plant.

It was used in sorrows (to dispel dark thoughts) and as a cordial (drink intended to stimulate the functioning of the heart).

We find this use in the liqueurs of the monks of the Chartreuse, the Carmelites, and the Benedictines.


Main components of essential oil

  • Aldehydes: majority citrals (up to 90%) = geranial (citral a 20-35%) & neral (citral b 15-25%), citronellal 3-5%
  • Ketones: isomenthone, menthone, 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one
  • Monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes: beta-caryophyllene 15-20%, germacrene-D 5-10%
  • Monoterpene alcohols: linalool, geraniol


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