Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Melissa Leaf, commonly known as lemon balm, comes from a sweet smelling, bushy herb that grows up to nearly three feet high with serrated leaves and tiny white or pink flowers.
Color: Clear colorless to yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Melissa Leaf Essential Oil is well known for its anti-depressant and uplifting properties. It is also reported to have uses as an antispamodic, bactericidal, carminative, cordial, diaphoretic, nervine, sedative, stomachic, sudorific, and tonic.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Neroli, Rose and Yland-ylang.
Aromatic Scent: Melissa Leaf Essential Oil has a warm and radiant scent reminiscent of lemons.
History: Melissa comes from the Greek for ‘Honey Bee’. It was used to give comfort and drive away sadness.
Cautions: Melissa Leaf Essential Oil has possible sensitizing and dermal irritating characteristics. Nonetheless, it is viewed by experts as non-toxic. Avoid use during pregnancy.