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Product: Melissa Oil
Latin Name: Melissa officinalis
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Other Names: Lemon Balm, Bee Balm, Dropsy Plant, Mélisse, Zitronenmelisse, Cedronella, Erba Cedratra, Baklut-ul-Faritstum, Badaranj Balm, Bálsamo de Limón, Cure-All, Honey Plant, Mélisse Citronnelle, Melissenblatt, Sweet Balm, Sweet Mary, Toronjil & Badrunj Buyeh.
Description: This herbaceous perennial can reach a height of 60cm, it is a native of Europe, western Asia and northern Africa, but can be found growing all across the world. Its aromatic lush, green heart shaped leaves are slightly hairy with a toothed edge and crinkly texture, growing either side of the square stem. Small white flowers are 2-lipped and grow in whorled clusters.
Interesting Fact: Did you know that the oil extracted from melissa is often mixed with other citrus oils to make creams and sprays for deterring insects such as mosquitoes? The oil contains citronellal a monoterpenoid that gives citronella oil its lemony scent. Citronellal is a natural plant-based insect repellent which also has anti-fungal properties, the chemical is also found in lemongrass, lemon eucalyptus and kaffir lime leaves.
Blends With: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Rose & Ylang-Ylang.
Safety Advice: Non-toxic, lemon balm oil can potentially be sensitising and a dermal irritant to certain people with sensitive skin. Only use in low dilutions. Not suitable for human consumption.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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