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Lemon Verbena Hydrosol

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: anti-inflammatory, 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

Book Cover for Hydrosols

Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy
Author: Suzanne Catty

Book Cover for Understanding Hydrolats

Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy
Authors: Len Price and Shirley Price

Book Cover for 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols

375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols
Author: Jeanne Rose

Book Cover for Hydrosols, Hydrolats & Aromatic Waters

Essential Waters: Hydrosols, Hydrolats & Aromatic Waters
Author: Marge Clark

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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