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Lemon Balm Essential Oil

Melissa officinalis Origin: Hungary

Lemon Balm Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Melissa officinalis

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used

Flowering plant

Note Classification



Light, fresh, green citrus

Traditional Use

The oil is known for its calming effects. It has also been used as an addition to bug repellants.


Antibacterial, antihistaminic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, febrifuge, nervine, sedative, tonic, uterine, vermifuge

Blends Well With

Citrus oils, chamomile, frankincense, geranium, lavender, neroli, petitgrain, rose

Of Interest

The genus Melissa comes from the Greek word for honey bee. The flowers of the lemon balm plant attract honey bees when it is in bloom.

Safety Data

May cause skin irritation.


This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.