Lemon balm - Melissa officinalis

Melissa officinalis

Description:

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.

Face Care: