MELISSA LEAF 100% Pure Essential Oil 10ml
Botanical name: Melissa officinalis
Common name: Melissa Leaf
Plant part: Leaves and Flower Buds
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Common uses: Anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, menstrual cramping, indigestion, nausea, asthma, bronchitis, coughing, insect repellent, eczema, fragrancing. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 173.]
Note: Top / Middle
Strength of aroma: Medium
Aromatic Description: Fresh, lemony, herbaceous
Constituents: Geranial, neral, 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one, beta-caryophyllene, citronellal, geranyl acetate, aesculetine. [E. Joy Bowles, The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils (NSW,
Safety Information: Lawless indicates that Melissa Oil is non-toxic at low doeses, but that it can cause sensitization/irritation. She advises to use Melissa Oil in very low dilution. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 173.]
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