Our artisan distilled hydrosols are crafted with locally grown, organic herbs, and a whole lotta love.
The scent of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) could best be described as a mellow, grassy, lemony scent. It is mild, kind and comforting, like a favorite sweater.
Properties: hydrating, uplifting, calming, anti-viral, anti- inflammatory
Good for: irritability, herpes/cold sores, skin inflammation and rashes (including bug bites and diaper rash)
Ways to use: Face, body and hair spray, facial toner, pillow mist, room spray, meditation spray
Highlights: Lemon balm is a potent anti-viral and is great for preventing and calming cold sores. It’s also excellent first aid for rashes, burns and skin irritations like eczema and poison ivy!
MISSION STATEMENT As we move toward increasing our sustainability as a company, it is our mission as to develop more products focused on using local, sustainably sourced plants and ingredients.
WHAT IS A HYDROSOL? Hydrosols are often referred to as "floral waters" but they’re actually made from many different parts of a plant, including flowers, leaves, stems, roots, etc. They are crafted by distilling fresh plants on an alembic copper still. Hydrosols are the water portion of the essential oil distillation process. We distill fresh herbs on an alembic copper still, which results in a good amount of hydrosol and sometimes a very tiny amount of essential oil. The distillation process when distilling for hydrosols has some differences from an essential oil distillation, but it uses the same equipment.
WHY A COPPER STILL? Copper acts as a natural preservative and sweetens the final product in a way that stainless steel does not. Copper also ensures smaller batches, which typically ensures a higher quality product than one that is mass-produced.
WHERE DO WE GET OUR PLANTS? All plants for our hydrosols are from UGArden or Heartsong Herbs in Athens or were grown in our owner, Emilie's, garden in Atlanta. All of our plants are grown organically, but aren’t certified organic because they’re grown in much smaller gardens than organic certification makes sense for.
WHY CHOOSE A HYDROSOL OVER AN ESSENTIAL OIL? Essential oils certainly have their place in aromatherapy and natural products, but there are several important advantages to selecting a hydrosol to use instead of an essential oil:
WHAT ARE HYDROSOLS USED FOR? So many uses! The most basic use is as a face or skin spritz. They can be used as mild facial toners or cleansers, to cool hot skin (hello hot flashes!), a hair scalp or tonic, an aromatic mist, a pick me up, or for meditation. Plus, each herb has specific indications that it is good for. For example, lemon balm is an anti-viral that is great for treating and preventing cold sores!
The lemon balm hydrosol resolves all my skin issues naturally, and when I use it as a facial toner or body spray, it leaves me feeling clean and refreshed. The fragrance is fantastic if you love lemon. I bought this 2 oz bottle about 10 months ago and I have used about 2/3 of it, so it definitely pays for itself! Elle on Nov 21st 2021
I love this spray. I have rosacea and this really helps. I saw a visible reduction in redness after applying. I sprayed the product on a cotton ball rather than applying directly to the skin. It left my skin feeling smooth and refreshed. The sent is also wonderfully refreshing. Love this and will be buy again. THERESA LOUNSBERY on Jan 28th 2021
This is relaxation in a bottle for my skin and mind. Love the lemon balm smell and leaves my face feeling great. Kathryn B on Nov 21st 2020
My introduction to a hydrosol was this Lemon Balm. I found it to be cool and refreshing. I enjoy spraying my face and neck in the morning before makeup and at night before bed. Great for inflammation. I love the lemony grassy notes. Not overpowering, just hints of each. Stacey on Oct 23rd 2020
At last a product that provides relief from my unpredictable itching and rashes. It also smells very refreshing but does not linger with a heavy scent.
Paula on Oct 4th 2020
Smells great and is very refreshing Unknown on Aug 17th 2020
I definitely will be reordering this Spray over the Summer ! Feels cooling on my sensitive skin and arms .
Love it ! Sharon S. on Jul 7th 2020
I bought this for me but after seeing it and what it’s healing properties were my husband took it and loves it! Great plant based healer. Unknown on Apr 20th 2020
Calmed my nerves. Will be trying others! Unknown on Apr 17th 2020