Lemon Balm - Hydrosol

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Lemon Balm - Hydrosol


Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

Keywords: illumination, joy, clarity, child-like exuberance, kindly light, invitation to giggle and laugh.

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Pairs well with these flower essences: Spotted St. John's Wort (Illumination), Spikenard (Inhibition), Wild Geranium (Hope), Ghost Pipe (Repletion), Mapleleaf Viburnum (Inspiration), Columbine (Overwhelm)

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The Story of the Lemon Balm Distillation

Lemon Balm is loved for its simultaneously uplifting and relaxing qualities, the aroma of which can be likened to stepping into the warm sunshine after weeks and weeks of rain. Quartz is believed to have cleansing properties and the ability to dissipate dark thunderstorms within the psyche. We can often find ourselves in very dark places within our day to day lives, perhaps reliving a sensation of perennial defeat, hopelessness, and an inability to shift perspective. Perhaps we have forgotten how to giggle and laugh, even though we know how deeply healing it can be. Perhaps we feel so locked into negative attitudes that we can't imagine feeling or seeing the world around us any differently. Perhaps we even feel empty inside. The wonderfully citrusy aroma of this hydrosol inspires a child-like exuberance for the world around us, like the gentle kindness of spring sunshine or a hug of a toddler. It provides us with an invitation to laugh, to giggle, and to feel joy, even if only for a moment.

Each hydrosol comes with a 4 x 6 card which displays images that tell the story of that specific distillation as well as keywords that highlight its ceremonial procurement and possible psychic or energetic application. Although these images may seem disjunct, they do indeed tell a tale of a particular moment in time as the lives of the plants being distilled are celebrated and relationships with the plants are being formed. However, we encourage you to explore the symbolism of each hydrosol on your own terms, from your own perspectives.

Ingredients: Steam distilled hydrosol of Melissa officinalis.

For external use only. Spray 1-2 pumps no less than 1 foot from face, step or lean into the mist, and breathe deeply through your nose. Spray 1-2 pumps around work or living space. Not intended for use with children under the age of 12.

Local, sustainable aromatherapy. Artisan hydrosols distilled with intention from plants grown and stewarded in Appalachia.

“Our aromatic hydrosols, just like our flower essences, are preparations that celebrate the healing potential of metaphor, myth, and story. Each distillation captures a moment in time...a specific and intentional attempt to foster a deeper relationship with the plants and with ourselves; it is as if we are given the opportunity to experience the plants’ souls, and they ours. In this exchange we become characters in their collective stories and they become characters in our stories...and a healing companionship is born. In addition, I truly believe that when we are able to share in a plant’s story, as told through their aroma, we are often able to learn something about ourselves. It is our hope that through our hydrosols we are able to celebrate with others the magic of these exchanges and inspire your own relationship building, both with the plants and with Self.” - Erika Galentin, Clinical Herbalist, Distiller, & Co-creator at Sovereignty Herbs