Melissa Leaf - Essential Oil - Melissa officinalis - Bulgaria - New Directions Aromatics
Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A transparent liquid that ranges in color from pale to dark Yellow.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Melissa Leaf Essential Oil has hints of Citronella with a warm and sweet lemony scent / Middle note / Medium aroma.
Blends With: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Neroli, Rose, and Ylang-Ylang.
Product Abstract: The Melissa herb's white flowers are a favorite of bees; hence, the plant receives its name from the Greek word for “honey bee.” The Melissa officinalis plant is a relative of the Mint family and is native to the Mediterranean Basin and Central Asia. Generally referred to as Lemon Balm, it was thought to give comfort and drive away sadness. This common garden herb is the main ingredient in the popular, centuries-old herbal tonic known as Carmelite Water.
Cautions: For external application only. Dilute before use. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; it is recommended that this product be tested on the skin prior to proper use. Contact with the eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.