Melissa, also known as Lemon Balm, is an essential oil with several therapeutic benefits in aromatherapy. It is a potent antiviral oil that has sedative, anti-depressant, and calming properties. Melissa is often used to help deal with emotional and nervous disorders such as anxiety, restlessness, and melancholy. We take great care to source our Melissa oil from organic farms in France, where it is grown by artisans under strict quality control measures.
Robert Tisserand, one of the leading experts in aromatherapy, writes that Melissa oil is a "sedative, calming, antidepressant. It slows the respiration and pulse, lowers the blood pressure, and has an antispasmodic effect on smooth muscle." These properties make Melissa oil an excellent choice for those looking for natural ways to alleviate anxiety and stress.
Melissa officinalis is a perennial herb that grows in small quantities and yields less than 0.10 of 1% essential oil. It takes between 6 and 7 tons of fresh leaves to produce one kilogram of the precious oil. As a result, true Melissa oil is rare and often adulterated. Unfortunately, many commercial Melissa oils available in the market are nothing more than a mixture of Lemongrass and Citronella. Some even publicize the GCMS data that clearly indicates this. Therefore, it is essential to be vigilant while purchasing Melissa essential oil. When comparing different sources of Melissa oil, look for the presence of elevated Citral. True Melissa oil should have the highest percentages of Geranial, Neral, and Beta-caryophyllene, regardless of the batch.
At our company, we take quality control very seriously and ensure the authenticity of our Melissa essential oil through GC/MS testing to validate purity and legitimate percentages of compounds. Our Melissa oil is sourced from France, where it is grown organically, and contains the main compounds of Citral, Geranial, Neral, and Beta-caryophyllene, which are crucial for true Melissa oil.
It is essential to note that Melissa essential oil is one of the most expensive herbal essential oils on the market. It is highly potent and should be used sparingly. A little goes a long way. Melissa essential oil is a valuable addition to any aromatherapy collection, and its benefits are worth the investment.
Our Melissa oil has a fresh, sweet, citrusy, and herbaceous aroma with a slightly floral undertone. It blends well with other essential oils such as lavender, bergamot, clary sage, and ylang-ylang, among others. Apart from its use in aromatherapy, Melissa oil is also used in the food and beverage industry, cosmetics, and perfumes.
Melissa oil is often used in skincare products to help combat acne, eczema, and other skin conditions. It is also used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, Melissa oil is a popular choice for use in massage oils to help alleviate muscular tension and soreness.
In conclusion, Melissa essential oil is versatile and has several therapeutic benefits that are worth exploring. It is a rare and precious oil that requires careful sourcing and quality control measures to ensure its purity and authenticity. As with all essential oils, use it responsibly and under the guidance of a certified aromatherapist to reap its maximum benefits.
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