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Home Page > Hydrosol Profiles > Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena Hydrosol

Lemon Verbena Hydrosol is less "lemony" and a bit less tangy than either Lemongrass Hydrosol or Melissa Hydrosol. It has a pleasant aroma that is both citrusy and slightly green and floral.

Botanical Name: Lippia citrodora/Aloysia triphylla

Aromatic Strength: Medium

Shelf Life: Up to 2 years if stored properly (refrigeration is recommended).

Reported Properties, Uses and Applications: Suzanne Catty refers to Lemon Verbena Hydrosol as sedating and "a powerful mental relaxant and stress buster." Emotionally, she suggests its use for building confidence. She reports that Lemon Verbena Hydrosol is a strong anti-inflammatory, and recommends its use as a mouthwash. Topically, she states that it is useful for normal and combination skin. [Suzanne Catty, Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2001), 107.]

Len and Shirley Price report that Lemon Verbena Hydrosol possesses the following properties: antiinflammatory, balancing, calming, digestive, general tonic." [Len Price and Shirley Price, Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals (London: Churchill Livingstone, 2004), 96.]

Jeanne Rose states that Lemon Verbena Hydrosol is stimulating. [Jeanne Rose, 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols (Berkeley, CA: Frog, Ltd, 1999), 173.]

Safety Information: Read AromaWeb's Hydrosol Safety Guidelines.


Helpful Sources of Information About Lemon Verbena Hydrosol:

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Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy
Author: Suzanne Catty
Publisher: Healing Arts Press
Copyright: 2001
ISBN: 0892819464 / 978-0892819461
Pages: 352

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Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals
Author: Len Price and Shirley Price
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Copyright: 2004
ISBN: 0443073163 / 978-0443073168
Pages: 300

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375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols
Author: Jeanne Rose

Publisher: Frog, Ltd.
Copyright: 1999
ISBN: 1883319897 / 978-1883319892
Pages: 252

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Essential Waters: Hydrosols, Hydrolats & Aromatic Waters
Author: Marge Clark
Publisher: Nature's Gift, Inc.
Copyright: 2014
ASIN: B00LDBDBCY (Kindle eBook)
Pages: 57 (Estimated)

Disclaimer: The hydrosol information and safety precautions provided within this area are intended for educational purposes only. The data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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