Lemon balm - Melissa officinalis
A perennial herbaceous plant of the Lamiaceae family, lemon balm may be confused with the nettle, but produces a pleasant lemony smell. Originating in the eastern Mediterranean basin, it is cultivated extensively throughout the world.
Traditions:Lemon balm’s Latin name means bee due to its honey-like scent. Beekeepers have long used it to attract swarms to their hives. Lemon balm has long been appreciated in medicine due to its revitalising properties.
Properties:Lemon balm floral water is obtained by air distillation. It possesses numerous properties, in particular soothing and softening ones. It helps in relaxation and is suited to all skin types.