What the Hell is That Smell? It’s Lemon Balm

Welcome to What the Hell Is That Smell? A series where we explore ingredients used in the P.F. scents you love.

What the Hell is That Smell? Lemon Balm | Common Scents: The P.F. Candle Co. Blog

Where does lemon balm come from and what is it used for?

A member of the mint family, this calming herb is native to parts of the Mediterranean Basin, Iran, and Central Asia, but can be grown just about anywhere. Its tender leaves carry a soft lemon-like fragrance and are known for its calming and stress relieving effects. Historically, it’s been used in herbal teas, tinctures, and tonics to help ease digestive issues, lower blood pressure, and in an essential oil form to relieve stress through its calming and soothing fragrance.

Now it’s used in mint forward tea blends, as an herb in the culinary world, and as a flavoring in products like candy and other packaged foods. It’s also commonly used as a fragrance ingredient since it’s popular for its soothing citrus and minty scent. It also serves as an accessible home remedy when feeling unwell, because it’s easy to grow and maintain.


So we’ve covered the obvious, lemon balm smells like, well, lemon. But this dependable herb in raw form also has a grassy, minty, and almost sweet aroma. As an essential oil it is thought to help with concentration and memory, stress, anxiety, and insomnia. With these benefits in mind + the inspo behind our newest scent, No. 36: Wild Herb Tonic, including lemon balm just made sense.
What the Hell is That Smell? Lemon Balm | Common Scents: The P.F. Candle Co. Blog

This new scent's purpose is to help you chill. It’s the perfect fragrance to indulge in moments of self-care, whatever that may look like for you. Its aromatic composition summons calm into your space with a luxe vibe and a thought-provoking scent profile. Inspired by nature’s healing influence which often jolts our senses to then ease us into a calmer place. It welcomes healing properties of nature into your space, elevating your self-care rituals, and helping you unwind and recharge.

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