Melissa (Lemon Balm), Rectified
Pure Melissa (Lemon Balm) essential oil, Rectified
Extraction method / Source
Steam Distillation (Rectified) / Leaves and flowering tops
Fresh, herbaceous, citrus, sweet
Geranial, neral, caryophyllene
Botanical family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae
Melissa is a sweetly fragrant perennial herb which grows to 3 feet in height and produces soft green serrated leaves and tiny pink or white flowers.
Regions of Production
Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
History / Fun Facts
Antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-fungal, antispasmodic, antiviral (herpes), carminative, cordial, diaphoretic, febrifuge, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, sudorific, tonic
Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits
Helps to lower blood pressure and slow respirations, heart tonic. Helps stimulate gallbladder and liver, aids digestion, reduces flatulence. Helps relieve painful menses. Can be used for oily skin and acne, however there is a moderate risk of skin irritation or sensitivity, so use caution. Highly effective in treating herpes lesions. Used in natural perfume making.
Uplifting, helps alleviate nervousness and stress, reduces anger. Promotes intuition and sensitivity, supports wisdom of the heart. Comforting during bereavement.
Modes of Administration
Topical: Can be used undiluted on herpes blisters, using care to apply only to the lesions and not to the surrounding skin. Use with carrier of choice for treating acne or oily skin.
Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.
Blends well with
Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Neroli, Petitgrain, Rose
Use with caution if you have low blood pressure. Moderate risk of skin irritation. Melissa is one of the most commonly adulterated oils, so make sure you have a reliable source.
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