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Melissa (Lemon Balm)

Botanical Name:  Melissa officinalis (Lemon balm)

Botanical Family:  Labiatae

Place of Origin:  Ireland

Methods of Extraction:  steam distillation of fresh buds, leaves and twigs

Main Theraputic Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Calmative, Digestive stimulant.

Scent:  Fresh, deep sweet citrus



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We are delighted to have found an excellent source of True Melissa oil, produced in very small quantities in Southern Ireland.  

Melissa essential oils is pale yellow to clear in colour.

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.

Properties:  Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Calmative, Digestive stimulant.

Aromatherapy Applications:  Cramps, flatulence, stimulates the liver and gallbladder, stress, anxiety, palpitations,  oily skin and acne, herpes, painful menstral cycles, fibromyalgia

Mind & Body:  Calms the nervous system down 

Aromatherapist Recommendations:

True Melissa has a delicate, lemony, herbaceous aroma which uplifts and comforts the mind. Its subtle and sweet scent is pale yellow to clear in colour. It is uplifting and calming and also good for the digestive system.

For the ultimate luxury bath, try 2 drops of Melissa with 1 drop of Rose in 10ml of Jojoba, add to the warm bathwater.

Contraindications: Do not use on children under the age of 2. Do not use on damaged or sensitive skin. Avoid using on people with prostatic hyperplasia or glaucoma. Do not use at more than 1% dilution on the skin or mucous membrane areas.

Chakra: Heart & Brow & Sacral

Chinese Element: Fire (& Wood)




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