Scientific Name: Melissa officinalis
Country of Origin: France
Synonyms: Lemon Balm, common balm, bee balm, sweet balm, heart’s delight, honey plant.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Plant Parts Used: Herb/Leaves and flowers
Extraction Method: Distillation
Physical Characteristics: Pale yellow liquid
Dominant Note(s): Middle
Aroma: Sweet and lemon-like with floral undertones.
Main Constituents: Almost entirely of monoterpenes, pinene, phellandrene, esters and alcohols
Blends With: Basil, Bay, Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Guaiacwood, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Marjoram, Neroli, Rose, Rosemary, Violet and Ylang Ylang
Safety Precautions: Generally non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. In large doses is a purgative.