Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oil

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Melissa Essential Oil
100% PURE, THERAPEUTIC GRADE ESSENTIAL OIL
COMMON NAME Melissa Essential Oil
BOTANICAL NAME Melissa officinalis
PLANT PARTS USED Leaves and flowering tops
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Europe
 
Also called Lemon Balm or Balm Mint, Melissa’s sweet name belies its powerful properties. The herb was once called the ‘elixir of life’ and modern research demonstrates antiviral activity as well as calming tonic properties for the nervous system and digestive system.
Nature/Essence – Calming & Restorative
SKIN ICON 72pxFOR THE SKIN
Studies show Melissa essential oil can help manage herpes infections of the skin including cold sores and shingles when applied directly to the blister (avoid surrounding skin as it may irritate).
 
BODY ICON 72pxFOR THE BODY
Melissa calms and settles an upset digestive system, especially beneficial when related to nervous tension. It is also said to be calming to the heart during times of stress or emotional upheaval.
 
MIND ICON 72pxFOR THE MIND
Melissa is an uplifting yet calming oil to restore an overstimulated or overwhelmed nervous system and soothe an agitated mind. It is recommended for those suffering emotional trauma or shock.
 
BLENDS WELL WITH
Basil, Chamomile, Rose, Geranium, Frankincense, Lavender and Ylang-ylang.
Appearance Clear yellow to amber
Odour Description Sharp, sweet, herbaceous, citral-type
Main Constituents beta-caryophyllene, germacrene D, citral, geraniol
Specific Gravity Min 0.880 Max0.910
Optical Rotation Min -50 Max 0
Refractive Index Min 1.470 Max1.495

Typical GC analysis
Melissa-719
- Consultation with a suitably qualified practitioner is recommended prior to use
- For external use only.
- Do not apply to skin undiluted
- Not recommended for use during pregnancy
- Perform a patch test prior to use

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