Oil Name: Melissa Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Melissa essential oil has a sweet, fresh and citrus-like odour and is pale yellow in colour. It is watery in viscosity.
Melissa originated from countries around the Mediterranean and the oil is extracted from the fresh flowering tops and leaves by the process of steam distillation.
Essential or Carrier Oil?
Trans-ocimene, cis-ocimene, 3-octanone, methyl hepenone, cis-3-hexenol, 3-octanol, 1-octen-3-ol, copaene, citronellal, linalool, b-bourbonene, caryophyllene, a-humulene, neral, germacrene-D, geranial, geranyl acetate, d-cadinene, y-cadinene, nerol and geraniol.
Antidepressant, Anti-spasmodic, Bactericidal, Carminative, Cordial, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Febrifuge, Hypotensive, Nervine, Sedative, Stomachic, Sudorific, Tonic
Depression, Digestion, Dysentery, Flatulence, Headaches, Hysteria, Menstrual Pain, Migraine, Nausea, Nervousness, Stress, Vomiting
Irritant to Sensitive Skin, Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers
Detail of Warnings
Melissa oil is non-toxic but could cause sensitization and irritation and should always be used in low dilutions.
It should be avoided during pregnancy.
It should be avoided by people with a very sensitive skin.
Compatible Combination Oils
Basil, Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Ylang-ylangTags: melissa essential oils