Latin name: Melissa officinalis
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Discover the calming power of Melissa Hydrolat! Not sedative, aids digestion, fights nausea, promotes relaxation. Moderate antioxidant. Cleanses all skin types. An affordable alternative to essential oil. Experience its therapeutic wonders today!
Hydrolats are gentle and effective. Known as hydrosols they are aromatic waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials used during the production of essential oils. Containing the most water-soluble chemicals from plant materials and microscopic drops of essential oils.
Spray Tops Available in 100ml only, 500ml - 1000ml screw tops
Plant & Properties
A sweet-scented herb about 60cm high, soft and busy with bright green serrated leaves, square stems and tiny white or pink flowers. Native to the Mediterranean region but now common throughout Europe, Middle Asia, North America, North Africa and Siberia. It is mainly cultivated in France, Spain, Germany and Russia.
A Lemon aroma and flavour, calming but not sedative; digestive and anti-nausea; promotes relaxation; moderate anti-oxidant; cleanser for all skin types; good for baby bath, cradle cap or wet wipes; help for exam jitters (with Neroli); affordable alternative to the essential oil.
Skin Treatments Use hydrolats as cleansers, and toners, to make masks and facial spritzers. Either use 50/50 with purified water or undiluted.
Room Refreshers Spray liberally around pets, cooking areas, bedrooms and other areas of your environment. Particularly useful in the office to help prevent the spread of disease.
Mouthwash and Gargle Dilute 1:10 for children and 1:4 for adults for gargles and mouthwashes to help strengthen gums, freshen breath, and relieve sore throats, ulcers, thrush and toothache.
Health Drink To help promote a healthy, balanced body, dilute 200mls of hydrolat into 1 litre of water and drink throughout the day.
Baths Add up to 100mls to an adult bath and 50mls to a child’s bath. Hydrolats can also be used in sitz baths.
Compress Soak a cloth in hydrosol and compress to the area being treated. For a hot compress use a cold cloth and for hot, use a hot cloth. Wrap up the area with plastic film and leave for 30 minutes.
Melissa Hydrolat Safety Data