• Balm Oil

    Balm Oil

    Lemon balm has been used for centuries as a popular oil in aromatherapy.

    Balm oil (commonly referred to as melissa oil) is known for its lemony fragrance which is  why it’s also called lemon balm oil. This essential oil is helpful in treating:

    • Digestive problems, including flatulence, colic, bloating, vomiting;
    • Headaches;
    • Toothaches;
    • Menstrual cramps;
    • Hysteria, melancholia, anxiety, and other disorders such as ADHD and Alzheimer’s disease;
    • Insomnia, anxiety, restlessness,
    • Grave’s disease;
    • Cold sores;
    • Tumors;
    • Cough;
    • Swollen airways;
    • Insect bites;
    • Allergies;
    • Bacterial and viral infections;
    • Herpes;
    • Eczema;
    • Vertigo; and,
    • Rapid heartbeat.

    In the kitchen, balm oil is used as a main ingredient for lemon balm cheesecake and to add flavor to chicken, fish, beverages, salad dressings, dips and sauces. It is also used as a natural insect repellent and treatment for insect bites.

    Using balm oil in aromatherapy can help:

    • Improve concentration;
    • Enhance mental clarity;
    • Relieve chronic fatigue syndrome;
    • Stimulate good mood;
    • Reduce irritability; and,
    • Avoid bad dreams.

    Pro tips: To get rid of warts, apply a drop of balm oil directly on the wart twice a day until it completely falls off.