Melissa Oil comes from plants just before first flowers appear as aroma is less interesting when plant is in full bloom. The oil is steam distilled from melissa leaves & tops and is pale yellow in color with agreeable & subtle, warm, lemony aroma. Rare oil, it is very expensive as 7 tonnes of leaves and tops are needed to produce 1 kg (21/4 lb) of oil.
Melissa oil is extremely good for headaches, depression, nervous anxiety, and insomnia. It has a grassy, lemony scent that creates a pleasant, calming atmosphere.
Having therapeutic properties, it is used for nerve calming applications. It is also a good sedative and has anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, stomachic and choleretic properties.
Add a few drops to your nightly skin regimen to support healthy-looking skin.
Diffuse to create a soothing, comforting atmosphere.
Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
CAS # : 8014-71-9
Country of Origin : France
Color & Odor : Pale Yellow Liquid with Sweet Citrus Citronella odor
Solubility : Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
F.E.M.A. # : 2113
Specific Gravity : 0.880 - 0.920 @ 20°C
Optical Rotation : N/A
Refractive Index : 1.455 - 1.485 @ 20°C
Flash Point : 145° F
Major Constituents : monoterpenaldehydes citral a, citral b and citronellal.
Extraction Method : Steam Distillation