Melissa Essential Oil
Benefits & How To Use
Melissa Melissa officinalis (2050) (also known as Lemon Balm)
Melissa is a delightful, lemony-scented oil with strong antiviral properties. Its high solar frequencies act on the pineal gland, simultaneously calming and invigorating. It chases away melancholy and disharmonious feelings, creating reconciliation with our higher Self. It is helpful in a massage oil for indigestion and menstrual cramps. Melissa has a sedative effect, easing anxiety, insomnia, and nervous tension.
The plant grows abundantly throughout northern Europe and is a mainstay in many a kitchen garden. The aroma that the plant gives is so strong and immediate that you would think that the plant is absolutely dripping with essential oils, but don’t be fooled by this. The yield is extremely low, hence the high price. Because of this, Melissa is frequently adulterated, sometimes with the much less costly lemongrass.
This is a pure therapeutic-quality aromatherapy essential oil from Greece, and is obtained from the whole plant.
- Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
- Plant Family: Lamiaceae
- Also Known As: Lemon Balm
- Production: Distilled/Expressed
- Cultivation: excellent olafactory quality, Pure
- Country of Origin: Greece
- Part of Plant: Plant
- Fragrance Family: Citrus
- Special Precautions: Asthmatics should avoid steam inhalations.
- Major Compounds: Citral, beta-Caryophyllene, Geraniol, Citronellal
- Item no: 2050
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