Carmelite Water

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Carmelite water is an alcoholic extract on the basis of lemon balm and other herbs. It has been formulated by the Carmelite nuns from the Abbey of St Just in the 14th century,[1] and was commercialized under the name Eau de Carmes.[2] It is used as a herbal tonic and toilet water.[3][4]


  1. ^ Groom, Nigel (1997). The new perfume handbook. Springer. p. 448. ISBN 0751404039. 
  2. ^ Hiller, Sabine (September 6, 2010). "FOOD Using lemon balm in the kitchen". The Mayo News. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 14, Part 1. 1797. 
  4. ^ "Cream of the crop". The Guardian. April 26, 2003. Retrieved May 2, 2012.