Melissa Officinalis Leaf Oil

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Also-called-like-this: Balm Mint Leaf Oil, Lemon Balm Leaf Oil

The essential oil coming from the leaves of lemon balm. It has a sweet, fresh, citrus like fragrance that is lovely to smell but when it comes to skincare it's a mixed bag. Thanks to its tannin and polyphenol components it has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal effects and in vitro studies also show that it has high concentrations of antioxidants

The downside is that 50-70% of the oil consists of fragrant components (citronellal, geranial, and neral) that might irritate sensitive skin.