Essential Oil Melissa
Perfumery Note: Top/Middle
Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Aromatic Description: Melissa Essential Oil smells fresh, lemony and herbaceous.
Melissa Essential Oil Uses:
Viral Skin Infections
Melissa Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowers of Melissa officinalis, an herb most commonly referred to as Lemon Balm and sometimes as Bee Balm. Lemon Balm is easy to find and grow. Although the leaves of Lemon Balm are quite aromatic, the leaves and flowers do not yield much essential oil. Therefore, the oil is often adulterated, and true Melissa Essential Oil commands a very high price.
Due to its citral content, Melissa Oil needs to be used with care and shouldn't be used above 0.9% in topical applications.
Melissa Essential Oil can be helpful for acne and oily skin.
Emotionally, Melissa Essential Oil has been praised for its ability to help soothe anxiety and support those with depression.