Melissa True

Melissa officinalis

Origin: France
Family: Lamiaceae
Part used: Leaf

A perennial herbaceous plant in the mint family that's also commonly known as Lemon Balm. It grows to around 100cm and is native to south-central Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Iran, and Central Asia. Used as an ornamental plant to attract bees it has been used medicinally for thousands of years. It is revered as a gentle restorative with antiviral and nerve-calming properties.
Fragrance notes
A deep and vivid lemon aroma mixed with freshly mown grass and lightly baked earth.

Blending notes
Blends well with: Rose, Bergamot, Sandalwood and Neroli.
Winning the title of 'elixir of life' from Avicenna, the ancient Persian physician, this is an exceptionally therapeutic oil with a particularly high standing amongst natural healing professionals. The Melissa plant was cited in medicinal texts in the 17th century for its positive effects on the heart and mind, and as a treatment to benefit digestion and liver function. While the plant is common, the oil extraction process is difficult and costly, so the resulting essential oil is a rare commodity. With anti-viral and sedative properties, and its reputation for natural vitality and balance, Melissa is one of the most revered of all essential oils for potent yet gentle restoration.

Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and should not be taken as recommendations for treatment, or cure, of any disease or medical condition. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes towards improved health and wellbeing.
Nervous tension, grief and shock
Add 5 drops to a bath or diffuser. Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes. Place a drop on pulse points.

Circulation and blood pressure support
Add 1 drop to 3-5mls massage cream and apply to heart area as required. Always consult a health specialist.

Enhance immunity
Add 5 drops to a diffuser or bath. Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes.

Add 1-5 drops to 1ml of Argan Oil. Apply to area 3-5 times a day. Repeat for 7-10 days.
Safety considerations
Safe when used as directed. Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid contact with eyes - flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.

Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Key ingredients
100% pure Melissa officinalis, distilled leaf, France
Key component
Citral, beta-Caryophyllene, Geraniol, Citronellal