Extensively used in cosmetic balms and preparations, Melissa is otherwise known as ‘lemon balm’ or ‘common balm’. Named after the Greek word for ‘honey’ the flowers of the plant are packed full of bee attracting nectar and gives off a sweet, lemony fragrance. Steam distillation of the leaves releases a unique sweet, citrus oil which is ideal in preparations to stabilise the mood and soothe fraught emotions. It takes a vast amount of leaves to produce the smallest amount of essential oil, so it is best used sparingly in aromatherapy blends. Used in a diffuser, Melissa will help to ease the spirit and help relieve symptoms of shock and anxiety. Blended in a carrier oil and applied to the forehead in an aromatherapy roller ball, Melissa is also a wonderful, natural help for soothing headaches and revitalising the body after periods of illness.
Melissa Essential Oil
It’s what’s inside…
Ingredients: 100% Melissa officinalis (balm mint) leaf oil
- Extraction Method: Steam distillation
- Plant Part: Leaves
- Aroma: Unique, citrus and earthy
- Fragrance Family: Citrus
- Perfumery Note: Top to Middle
- Consistency and Colour: Thin and pale yellow
- Shelf Life: Once opened, store in a cool dark place and use within 12 months.
For external use only. Melissa is not recommended in massage for people with sensitive skin, but can be vaporised. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with sensitive areas, such as eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use this essential oil on children under 12 years old. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy. Best kept in a cool, dry place. Naturally occurring allergens: Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.