General: Native to western South America, Portuguese explorers brought this large shrub (2-3 m) back to Europe to cultivate it for its flavorful lemony oil. A popular herbal tea, it is known to effectively reduce muscle spasms, anxiety, menstrual cramping, and stomach pain.
Skin Benefits: Astringent, refreshing, clarifying. Helps disperse excess oil on the skin, making it easier to wash off. Try it out with Verbena & Clary Sage Foaming Cleanser.
Method of Extraction: Steam-distilled from fresh leaves to produce both essential oil and water distillate.