Melissa Leaf - Essential Oil -Melissa officinalis - Slovenia - New directions Aromatics, Canada
Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis.
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, colourless to yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma, Melissa Leaf Essential Oil has hints of citronella and warm, sweet, and radiant lemony scent.
Product Abstract: Related to mint and native to the Mediterranean basin and Central Asia, the herb's name Melissa comes from the Greek for ‘honey bee’, as its white flowers are a favourite of bees. It was thought to give comfort and drive away sadness, and has always been grown as a common garden herb. It is a main ingredient in Carmelite Water, which has been popular for centuries.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with 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.