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Melissa Essential Oil

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Melissa, also commonly known as Lemon Balm or Bee Balm, is a powerhouse essential oil. It has an affinity in aromatherapy for helping the body to fight off viral infections and is also greatly soothing to the nervous system.

Name of Oil:  Melissa (Lemon Balm)


Latin Binomial:  Melissa officinalis


Extraction Method:  Steam


Countries of Origin:  Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain

Scent Profile:  Lemon-like, fresh, herbaceous

Parts used in distillation:  Flowers, leaves


Oil Characteristics:  Yellow, thin, strong aroma

Cultivation:  Certified Organic

Zodiac Signature Oil:  Pisces (A 3 in x 3 in Zodiac card (as pictured) is included with each purchase.)

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Insomnia, viral infections, hypertension, digestive cramping, flatulence, oily skin, acne and menstrual cramping
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Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Nervousness, stress, anxiety and depression.

History

Paracelsus believed this herb could completely revive a person

Chemical Constituents

trans-ocimene, cis-ocimene, methyl hepenone,cis-3-hexanol, 3- octanol, 1-octen-3-ol, copaene, cintronellal, linalool,b-bourbonenen, caryophyllene, a- humulene, neral, germacrene D, geranial,geranyl acetate, d-cadinene, y-cadinene, nerol, geraniol

Safety & References

Safety Data:Avoid topical use in children under age 2.

Books Cited

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young 


The Complete Book of Essential Oils &Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer PeaceRhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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