Quality Botanical family: Lamiaceae Latin name: Melissa officinalis Other names: bee balm, cure-all, dropsy plant, honey plant, Melissa, Melissa folium, sweet balm, and sweet Mary. Origin: Serbia Cultivation: Controlled organic agriculture - Certisys-BE1 control Part used: Aerial part Production method: steam distillation Quality: 100% pure, natural, integral and chemotyped Olfactory notes: herbaceous, lemony, fresh Main constituents Terpene aldehydes: geranial (26%), neral (21%), citronellal (11%) Sesquiterpenes: beta-caryophyllene (11.45%), germacrene D (3%) Monoterpenols Our opinion This firework of lemony notes, tempered by a few herbaceous and floral notes, offers a remarkable alternative to its French counterpart. It has a lightness that is unmistakable! Precautions for use • Not recommended in the first trimester of pregnancy or in young children. • Irritant in its pure state: make sure to dilute it sufficiently for skin use. • Risk of allergy (limonene, linalool, citronnellol, citral, geraniol, iso-eugenol): take care not to overdose in mixtures. An elbow test is recommended prior to any skin application (min 48 hours before use). • Avoid contact with the eyes. • Keep out of reach of children. • Store away from heat and light.