Botanical Name - Melissa officinalis
Aroma - Exquisite sweet, lemony and herbal
Caution - Best avoided in pregnancy
Extraction - Steam distillation
Part of Plant - Blossom and leaves
Country of Origin - France/Bulgaria
Chemical Constituents - Geranial, neral, b-caryophyllene
Uses - Soothing, calming and uplifting all at once, Melissa is a very helpful oil for states of anxiety or sadness. This oil is very anti-viral and is helpful for use in preparations designed to treat cold sores. Helpful in toning and balancing combination skins and thought to be of use for treating dandruff.
Organic Certificate - This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association, which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Associationís standards exceed the UK government's minimum requirements for organic products in many areas, but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.