Melissa (Melissa officinalis)


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Ingredients: Melissa Officinalis Leaf Oil

Botanical name: Melissa officinalis

Common name: Melissa leaf, Lemon balm

Plant part: Leaves and flowering tops

Extraction method: Steam distilled

Common uses: Melissa leaf has traditionally been used for its calming and soothing properties.

Note: Top

Strength of aroma: Strong

Aromatic scent: Fresh and sweet citrus aroma

Caution: Non-toxic. Possible dermal sensitiser and irritant. Avoid during pregnancy.

Blends Well With

Angelica Root (Angelica archangelica)
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Chamomile – Roman (Anthemis nobilis)
Citronella – Ceylon (Cymbopogon nardus)
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
Eucalyptus – Lemon Scented (Eucalyptus citriodora)
Eucalyptus – Australiana (Eucalyptus radiata)
Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Grapefruit Pink (Citrus paradisi)
Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lemon (Citrus limon)
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)
Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
Neroli (Citrus aurantium )
Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium amara)
Rose Damask Absolute (Rosa x damascena)
Sandalwood – Australian (Santalum spicatum)
Sandalwood – Indian (Santalum album)
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Tea Tree – Lemon (Leptospermum petersonii)

Aromatic Families

Herbal, Lemon-like


Fresh, lemony, somewhat tart yet sweet, green-herbaceous aroma with subtle notes of mint and honey.

Aromatic Note

Middle to Top

Certificate of Analysis


Skin sensitisation, drug interaction.

Drug interaction; teratogenicity; skin sensitisation – avoid use on hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin, during pregnancy/breast feeding, and on children less than 2 years of age. A maximum dermal use level of 0.63% is recommended (IFRA). Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.

Additional information

Bottle Size

5mL, 10mL, 50mL, 100mL

Important Notes: Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs and essential oils are provided on this site for historical and educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs or essential oils.

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