Organic Lemon Balm Hydrosol, sometimes known as Organic Melissa Hydrosol, is produced during the distillation of Melissa Essential Oil. Lemon Balm Hydrosol is often used as an affordable alternative to using the rare and costly Melissa Essential Oil. Organic Lemon Balm Hydrosol has a refreshing, softly floral, lemon-like, herbaceous aroma. Suzanne Catty describes the aroma of Lemon Balm Hydrosol as being lighter and more floral than Melissa Essential Oil, and we agree.
Organic Lemon Balm Hydrosol is suitable for normal skin and is especially effective in applications for oily skin and in helping to combat problem skin. Lemon Balm Hydrosol is anti-viral an offers anti-inflammatory action. Suzanne Catty mentions that it is a good choice for maturing skin, rashes, skin irritations, sunburn, eczema and herpes sores. She also mentions that it is helpful in the treatment of poison oak and poison ivy.
Organic Lemon Balm Hydrosol is calming and can help to balance the emotions. It can be used alone or in combination with other soothing hydrosols to help combat anxiety and stress.
Suzanne Catty mentions that Lemon Balm Hydrosol can ease morning sickness and other discomforts during pregnancy. It is also said that Lemon Balm Hydrosol's anti-inflammatory properties can help ease PMS and menstrual discomfort.
Organic Lemon Balm Hydrosol is safe to use in babycare and childcare formulations. Although we find chamomile and lavender hydrosol to be more calming than lemon balm in babycare applications, blending lemon balm hydrosol with either lavender or chamomile makes a wonderfully synergistic formulation with an uplifting, soft lemony fragrance. Use it alone or in combination with lavender or chamomile hydrosols for sprays for baby's room, baby's bathwater and for use to wipe after diaper changes. Suzanne Catty mentions that it can be helpful in treating cradle cap. It is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial and can be used as a soothing wetting agent for natural baby wipes.
- Facial Toner
- Body Spray/Splash
- Makeup Remover
- Use to Replace Water in Moisturizers
- Use in Clay Facials and Masks
- Baby Care
- Wet Wipes
- Room Spray
- Linen Spray
- Clothing Spray
Visit our Hydrosols category page for a detailed introduction to hydrosols. For more in-depth information on hydrosols and their many valuable applications, we recommend the book Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy Book by Suzanne Catty.
We ship our hydrosols in plastic to avoid breakage, but hydrosols should be transferred to glass as soon as possible. Like essential oils, hydrosols should be stored in a cool dry place. The shelf life of hydrosols is up to 2 years when they are stored properly. Organic Lemon Balm Hydrosol does not contain any preservatives. Hydrosols can be stored in the refrigerator.
*Shelf life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the average reasonable shelf life of an ingredient
when it is stored and handled properly.