Carmelite Water

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Carmelite water is an alcoholic extract of lemon balm and other herbs. It was initially crafted in the 14th Century by Carmelite nuns from the Abbey of St Just,[1] and was commercialized under the name Eau de Carmes.[2] It is used as an 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.