You may be more familiar with the herb, Lemon Balm, which is the plant from which this oil is derived. This herb is very resilient and almost impossible to get rid of in the garden no matter how many times it is cut back. This may account for why some people use it in a spiritual context for having a resilient spirit.
People report feeling calmer after smelling this oil. In Swedish, it's name means "hearts joy".Uses of Melissa Essential Oil
FranceHistory and Background
In Chinese medicine, cool/dry energy, fire and wood element, stagnation of Qi, heat in Liver and Heart, disturbance of Mind, smooths flow on Lung-Qi, harmonizes Mind and Ethereal Soul, reabsorbs Mind into the Heart.
Excellent for depression, inner child work, replaces intensity with serenity, distrust with innocence.
In subtle aromatherapy, has an affinity for the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras. Also used for bereavement for those making their transition and those left behind.
This oil is also named after the Greek word for "bee". Melissa is said to be a magnet for bees.
The yield of essential oil from the plant leaves is very low, making Melissa one of the most expensive essential oils.
This oil is pale yellow in color.
A light, fresh, lemony, green, herbaceous, citrus, and slightly sweet aroma.Biological Makeup and Components
Citronellal, geranial (15%), neral (15%), citronellol, caryophyllene, carophyllene oxide, linalol and limonene.Extraction Technique
Steam distillation from leaves and flowering tops.Information for Aromatherapists
This oil is a top note, blending well with chamomile roman, rose, neroli, petitgrain, frankincense, lavender, geranium, floral and citrus oils. Most often used alone. Do not use more than 1% in blends.
Our Melissa essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions