Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis.
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Product Description: Commonly referred to as Lemon balm, it is a herbaceous plant belonging to the mint family and is native to south-central Europe, The Mediterranean Basin, Iran, Central Asia, and some places in the Americas. Often used to attract bees to make honey, it is also grown and sold as an ornamental plant. Essential Oils from this plant are most commonly used as a perfume ingredient, but the plant itself has many culinary and medical uses, as well as also being an ingredient in making toothpaste.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with the eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.