CAS Number: 8014-71-9 ; 84082-61-1
FEMA Number: 2113
EINECS Number: 282-007-0
Product Code: PEO1109
INCI Name: Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Oil
Our organically crafted Melissa Essential Oil also commonly known as Lemon Balm Essential Oil, is steam distilled from the wonderfully fragrant flowers and leaves of the perennial Melissa officinalis herb nurtured in the Bulgarian countryside. Melissa Oil is considered one of the most powerfully medicinal essential oils in all of aromatherapy, with a a bright, lemony, herbaceous aroma that most individuals find very pleasant and uplifting. The herb received the name
Melissa because of its sweet, fresh, citrus-like fragrance, which is known to attract bees (Melissa is Greek for
A luscious herb with a sweet aroma, Melissa has serrated leaves and petite white and pink flowers. Both the flowers and the leaves are put through a steam distillation method to extract and capture the essential oil. An exceptionally low yield (about 0.05%) makes Melissa (Lemon Balm) Oil a very costly oil and one that is commonly adulterated with inexpensive oils like Lemongrass, Citronella and Litsea Cubeba. Known by many to be a true aromatic elixir, Melissa's unassuming power makes it a vital component of any essential oil pharmacy.
Intensely refreshing, our divinely aromatic Melissa (Lemon Balm) Oil is a gentle yet potent fusion of calming, nurturing and vitality promoting properties. Along with being a powerful support when looking to reduce unwanted microbes, Lemon Balm Essential Oil is also a helpful agent in minor pain and inflammation management. We often turn to this essential oil when looking to reduce the presence of unwanted bacterial, fungal, or viral activity. It is our top choice when looking to lessen the longevity and impact of unwanted cold sores. Melissa Essential Oil is among the most potent of all natural essential oils for enhancing deep wellness during the challenging winter months. Within skin care applications, it is a lovely oil for supporting healthy, vibrant skin and for soothing irritated skin.
Emotionally and energetically, Melissa Essential Oil is warm and radiant. This potent oil has been known for centuries as an elixir of the heart because of its uplifting and mood enhancing qualities when trying to work through situational anxiety and/or depression. Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oil encourages emotional harmony, pacifies anger, encourages restful sleep and provides comfort during times of great stress or when grieving a deep loss.