Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae).
Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the herb.
Main Therapeutic Properties: Relaxing, Digestive stimulant.
Contraindications: Do not use on children under the age of 5. Do not use on damaged or sensitive skin. Do not use during pregnancy. Avoid using on people with prostatic hyperplasia or glaucoma. Do not use at more than 0.005% dilution (3 drops in 30 MLS) on the skin or mucous membrane areas.
Oil Appearance: Pale Yellow to Clear.
Chakra: Heart & Brow & Sacral.
Chinese Element: Fire (& Wood).
Melissa has been known for hundreds of years in Europe, sometimes as Balm or Lemon Balm. Unfortunately, it is one of the most adulterated and copied essential oils and genuine Melissa oil makes up only a small fraction of the amount that is sold commercially.
We are delighted to have found an excellent source of True Melissa oil, produced in very small quantities in Southern Ireland. We also produce a blend of essential oils, including Lemon, Lemongrass and Citronella, which has a similar aroma, called Melissa Type.
We also produce a blend of essential oils, including Lemon, Lemongrass and Citronella, which has a similar aroma, called Melissa Type.
For the ultimate luxury bath, try 1 drop of Melissa with 1 drop of Rose Otto in 30 ml of Jojoba, add to the warm bathwater.