Melissa – Melissa officinalis
fresh flowering tops, leaves and stems
sweet, fresh and citrus-like smell
Blends Well With
Basil, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Geranium, Frankincense, Lavender and Ylang-ylang
- Undiluted – dilute to 3% or less in a suitable carrier oil before applying to the skin
- Diluted Melissa is a 3% dilution with Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) and Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera) Carrier Oils.
- For Atomiser 3% dilution in water, Polysorbate-20, Benzyl alcohol, Dehydro Acetic acid, Sorbic acid and Benzonic acid.
Melissa essential oil can help to uplift the spirits and help with fevers, headaches and nausea. Melissa oil calms the nerves and has excellent qualities in fighting depression and calming frayed nerves. It can be used against fungal infections.
Its sedative effect is well documented. It helps in cases of hysteria and panic and helps to slow the heartbeat, eases high blood pressure and is a tonic to the heart while regulating the menstrual cycle and helping with period pains – it’s known as the female oil. It can settle the digestive system, helps with nausea, flatulence, vomiting, dyspepsia and dysentery and has a cooling effect on fevers. It can help with headaches and migraines associated with colds. When treatment is started in the early stages, it can also be used as a topical treatment for cold sores (herpes simplex).
- Diluted to 1% in a carrier oil for fever, headaches, depression, feeling jittery and stressed-out, soothing an upset stomach and problems during the menstrual cycle.
- In a diffuser, 2-4 drops of Melissa oil can assist with fighting depression, having a greatly calming effect on the mind, reducing fevers, easing headaches, and combating nausea.
- In a cream or gel, it is useful to fight fungal infections, check the blood flow in wounds and to counteract baldness and hair loss, although the high aldehyde content of Melissa oil may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals.
Melissa essential oil can help to uplift the spirits. When burned or vapourised it can banish the blues, calm the mind, restore clarity and bring support and balance back to the spirit
Melissa oil is non-toxic but could cause sensitization and irritation and should always be used in low dilutions. Avoid use on infants and toddlers.
Trans-ocimene, cis-Ocimene, 3-Ooctanone, methyl Hepenone, Cis-3-hexenol, 3-Octanol, 1-Octen-3-ol, Copaene, Citronellal, Linalool, ß -Bourbonene, Caryophyllene, a-Humulene, Neral, Germacrene-D, Geranial, Geranyl acetate, d-Cadinene, y-Cadinene, Nerol, Geraniol.
- Essential oils can be powerful so to avoid all risks do not use during pregnancy.
- Keep away from clothing or articles which may be affected by oil-based products.
- Use sparingly and no more than 4 times per day.
- Gluten, peanut and dairy free.
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- If you are using existing medication, please consult your doctor before using any complementary products and check for pharmaceutical interactions by accessing this page https://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions.html
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