BOTANICAL NAME: melissa officinalis
ORIGIN: Europe, France, Mediterranean
PARTS USED: leaves
FRAGRANCE: floral, lemon-like, sharp
BLENDS WELL WITH: Basil, Frankincense, Geranium, Camomile, Rose, Lavender and Ylang-Ylang
AROMATIC BENEFITS: anxiety, calming, creativity, exhaustion , hysteria, nervous tension, relaxing, stress, uplifting
MAGICAL USES: business success, money, peace, purification
PHYSICAL USES: antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, carminative, chicken pox, diarrhea, eczema, emmenagogue, flatulence, headaches, indigestion, influenza, lowers blood pressure, mumps, nausea, PMS symptoms, sedative, shock
This oil is extensively used in nearly all sorts of balms due to its soothing properties and has a sweet, pleasing aroma. The main components of Melissa are Trans Ocimene, Citronellal, Caryophyllene, Germacrene, Geraniol, Geranyl Acetate, Cis Ocimene, Octanone, Linalool, Beta Bourbonene, Methyl Hepenone, Cis Hexenol, Octanol, Octenol, Copaene, Alpha Humulene, Neral, Delta Cadinene, Gamma Cadinene, Nerol and Geraniol. Melissa Oil is also known as Lemon Balm.
Safety Warning: It is Non-toxic but may cause irritations or sensations to sensitive people. Pregnant women and those who have sensitive skin should avoid using it. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.