Melissa Essential Oil


Melissa is considered as a calming herb and is generally known as Melissa essential oil. The perennial herb is angiosperms and is a member of Lamiacaeae family of Melissa genus. Botanically, Lemon balm or Melissa is known as Melissa officinialis which is a habitat of Southern Europe. 

Uses & Benefits:

  • It is useful in anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, menstrual cramping, indigestion, nausea, asthma, bronchitis, coughing, insect repellent, eczema.
  • It is a very known mood lifter and has been used as an anti depressant since ages. 
  • It calms the nervous system and remove tensions or depression.
  • It is considered quite warm oil which gives a feeling of warmth., function of respiratory system and cardio-vascular system.
  • Lemon balm is inhaled as aromatherapy for Alzheimer's disease.
  • In foods and beverages, the oil of lemon balm are used for flavoring.


Melissa Essential Oil Specification:

Botanical Name:  Melissa officinalis
Common name:  Lemon Balm Essential Oil
Origin:  Slovenia
Mode of Extraction:  Steam distilled
Parts Used:  Leaves
Note Classification:  Middle
Appearance:  Yellow colored liquid 
Organoleptic Properties:  Fresh, lemony, herbaceous scent
Refractive Index at 20 °C:  1.475 – 1.490
Specific Gravity at 20 °C:  0.875 – 0.890
Solubility:   Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Storage:   Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers
Blends With: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Neroli, Rose, and Ylang-ylang.
Constituents:  Geranial, neral, 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one, beta-caryophyllene, citronellal, geranyl acetate, aesculetine


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