Melissa has a clean top note scent, making it excellent for blending, a wonderful oil for anxiety and stress
Melissa Essential Oil
The plant grows well in the UK and Europe. Normally around 60cm in height it has a high iron content.
The word Melissa in Greek means “honeybee” and this is where it gets its name. Melissa is also known as Lemon Balm. Melissa has a very clean scent, slightly towards the high side which makes it excellent for blending.
Oils to Blend with
Melissa blends well with many oils though the most popular and obvious is Lavender. The two oils work together beautifully. Melissa also blends well with for both scent and therapeutic properties: Basil, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Geranium, Frankincense, Lavender, Ylang Ylang.
The essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering tops and the leaves and stems. The yield is about 0.01 – 0.02%
Country of Origin
Trans-ocimene, cis-ocimene, 3-octanone, methyl hepenone, cis-3-hexenol, 3-octanol, 1-octen-3-ol, copaene, citronellal, linalool, b-bourbonene, caryophyllene, a-humulene, neral, germacrene-D, geranial, geranyl acetate, d-cadinene, y-cadinene, nerol and geraniol.
As with all essential oils we recommend not using during pregnancy.
- Weight: 0.03 kg
- Blends Well With: Basil, Chamomile (Roman), Rose, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Ylang Ylang
- Contraindications: Avoid During Pregnancy, Avoid if you have Sensitive Skin, Use in Small Amounts
- Country of Origin: United Kingdom
- Latin Name: Melissa officinalis
- Traditional Physical Properties: Slows heart beat, lowers blood pressure, Headaches, Migranes
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves & Flowering Tops
- Purity: 100% Pure
- Scent: Clean, Lemon like scent
- Key Benefits: Nervous Exhaustion
- Traditional Emotional Use: Depression, Nerves, Panic, Hysteria
- Traditional Skin Use: Cold Sores
- HS Code: 33011990
- HS Description: Melissa Essential Oil
- HS Country: GB
- HS Composition: Viscous Liquid