Melissa Officinalis/ Lemon Balm Oil
100% Melissa essential oil (Melissa officinalis, or its common name, lemon balm) is from the mint family and steam distilled from the overground mass of the plant.
Melissa comes from Greek which means “honey bee”, and its sweet, citrus fragrance was known to attract bees.
It’s definitely one of the pricier oils, has a gentle lemony aroma, and contains strong soothing properties.
It acts as a fragrance ingredient.
Used in perfumery, aromatherapy and cosmetics.
Main chemical components: geranial, germacrene, neral, β-caryophyllene.