Melissa (Lemon Balm)
Origin: France, Germany
Size: 1 ml
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in France
Composition: 100% organic Melissa essential oil
Extraction: Water-steam distillation Active Constituents: Sesquiterpenes, esters: geranial, neral
Viscosity: Medium, thickens with age
Color: Colorless to yellow
About: Melissa, also known as Lemon Balm, has a tart, lemony aroma with herbaceous green base notes. The essential oil is produced in limited quantities each year, making it rare and valuable. Considered one of the strongest relaxing agents in aromatherapy, it is recommended during times of emotional-disquiet and restlessness. Its cleansing properties are useful for skin care, blemishes, and facial care. Applied diluted to the stomach, the oil can also promote digestion. The ancient Greek philosopher Paracelsus referred to Melissa as “the elixir of life.”
Common Uses: For promoting clear and balanced skin, add 1 drop of Melissa into an ounce of a gentle facial cleanser. Diffuse or apply diluted before bedtime to support sleep, or anytime to promote relaxation and calm.
Blending Recommendations: Melissa has a one of a kind aroma with a balanced green citrus bouquet. In blending it can easily overwhelm, so only use a small amount. Basil, Bergamot, Cedar Atlas, Cistus, Clary Sage, Coriander, Frankincense, Rose Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Mandarin, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Ravintsara, Rosemary cineole, Rosemary verbenone, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.
Safety Information: Avoid during pregnancy. Do not use around children under 2 years old. Always dilute. Do not consume orally if taking diabetes medication. Maximum Adult Dilution: 1%; 6 drops per ounce of carrier
*Information given is the historical use of medicinal herbs. This information is for educational purposes only, not FDA approved. We do not intend to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Please use all essential oils under the advice and council of your local herbalist, aromatherapist, midwife, spiritual advisor, and/or doctor.