Melissa True Essential Oil

£19.75 £78.84 inc VAT

Steam distilled from the flowering tops, Melissa true has a rich lemon smell accompanied by green, earthy, grounding undertones. Melissa true is grounding and cheering and is a great oil for women.

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Description

Melissa True | Latin Name: Melissa Officinalis | Family: Lamiaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Flowering Heads

This Essential Oil is a pale yellow liquid with a light, fresh lemony fragrance.

Melissa True is a perennial plant about 60cms high with a hairy stem, dark green leaves and small white flowers.  The plant is highly aromatic and the oil is distilled from the flowering tops. Native to the Mediterranean region but now commonly grown throughout Europe, Middle Asia, North America and North Africa. It is mainly cultivated in France, Spain, Germany and Russia. There are several other species of this plant, many of which can be found in common gardens.

 

Blends

Blends well with: Lavender, Rose, Geranium, Rosemary, Bergamot, Neroli and other Citrus Essential Oils.

Melissa is a MIDDLE note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Anti-depressant, antihistaminic, antispasmodic, hypertensive, emmenagogic, nervine, sedative, tonic, uterine and bactericidal.  Melissa is used in treating allergic conditions such as eczema, asthma and hay fever, indigestion and nausea, menstrual problems and menopausal symptoms.  Also used for psychoses and anxiety.  Also debility, anguish, nervous depression and agitation.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

One of the earliest known medicinal herbs, Paracelsus called it ‘The elixir of life’.  It was associated with nervous disorders, the heart and the emotions and was used for anxiety and melancholy.  It also helps to promote a regular menstrual cycle and increase fertility.  In France treating the leaves are still used in pharmaceutical and herbal products and it is in the British Pharmacopoeia for depressive illness. Melissa is used extensively as a fragrance component in toiletries and cosmetics.  Also used to flavour alcoholic and soft drinks.

Safety Data & MSDS

No known contra-indications.  Use in dilution only on the skin as there is a slight risk of irritation.

Aldehydes (citronellal, geranial, neral) >75%.

Melissa True MSDS
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