Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Plant Part: Leaves (Steam Distilled)
Product Description: Commonly referred to as Lemon balm, it is a herbaceous plant belonging to the mint family and is native to south-central Europe, The Mediterranean Basin, Iran, Central Asia, and some places in the Americas. Often used to attract bees to make honey, it is also grown and sold as an ornamental plant. Essential Oils from this plant are most commonly used as a perfume ingredient, but the plant itself has many culinary and medical uses, as well as also being an ingredient in making toothpaste.
Cautions: Melissa Leaf Essential Oil has possible sensitizing and dermal irritating characteristics. Nonetheless, it is viewed by experts as non-toxic. Avoid use during pregnancy.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Neroli, Rose, and Ylang-ylang.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.