Our Melissa essential oil, also commonly known as lemon balm essential oil, is steamed distilled from the herb grown in France. We use the bright green, mint-like leaves of the sweet-scented, perennial bushy herb with small white or pink flowers. The flowers are very attractive to bees. The name Melissa is the Greek word for honeybee. We need around 10.000 kg to receive 1 kg of essential oil. As you see, the plants have a very low yield. Melissa is therefore frequently adulterated with other oils such as Lemon, Lemon Verbena and Lemongrass. Only the real Melissa essential oil will gives the therapeutic properties contained within the plant; anything else will not have the same effect.
The real Melissa has been used therapeutically for centuries, in fact it is one of the earliest known herbs used for medicinal purposes. It is thought that the Romans introduced Melissa to England and it has been a feature of herb gardens ever since. The great physician Paracelsus called it the Elixir of Life. Historically it has been used to treat anxiety, melancholy, nervous disorders, asthma, flatulence and indigestion.
Melissa essential oil is also a helpful agent in minor pain and inflammation management. This essential oil can boost a compromised immune system and help reduce the effects of the common cold and ease flu-like symptoms.
Melissa has a tonic effect on the heart and can help regulate over-rapid breathing and heart beat and high blood pressure. It also has a regulating effect on the digestive system, helping with cramps, indigestion, dysentery, nausea, and vomiting, especially when aggravated by stress.
Emotionally and energetically, Melissa essential oil is warm and radiant. It often provides comfort during times of great stress or when grieving a deep loss. Melissa essential oil is uplifting and balancing. It is one of the best essential oils for treating shock,grief and anxiety. It is reputed to lift the spirits, ease a troubled mind and chase away dark thoughts.
Use this wonderful essential oil in an aroma diffuser or add 1 drop on a tissue when you are in shock. She will helps to balance you.
Non-toxic, but may cause skin irritation in those with sensitive skin.
It is a strong essential oil, use in low dilution Avoid using on children under 2 years and during pregnancy. May interfere with diabetes medication when taken internally.
The suggested shelf life is 3years.
Part used for production
Geranial, Neral, b-Caryophyllene, Germacrene D.
A warm, fresh, lemony top notes with sweet, herbaceous, balsamic undertones.