Melissa - Organic
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- Distillation Method: Steam
- Country of Origin: Bulgaria
- Plant Part: Leaves and tops
- Latin name: Melissa officinalis
- Cultivation: Organic
- Note: Top to Middle
About the Oil: 100% pure true Melissa essential oil, steam distilled from the leaves and tops of Melissa organically grown in Bulgaria. Melissa, also known as lemon balm, is considered to be one of the most powerfully medicinal essential oils in all of aromatherapy, with a wonderful, pleasant aroma.
To quote Kurt Schnaubelt in Advanced Aromatherapy, "The way in which melissa oil combines an excellent antiviral component with a soothing but pervasive sedative power is difficult to imagine; it has to be experienced. In its complexity, power, and gentleness, melissa oil perfectly illustrates how nature time after time works better than one-dimensional synthetic medicines."
Aroma: Fresh, bright, and sweetly herbaceous.
Of interest: A great deal of what is sold as melissa oil today is actually a blend of lemongrass and citronella oils. 'True' melissa oil has its own unique aroma and properties. Melissa's high cost is a result of it taking 3.5 to 7.5 tons of plant material to produce 1 pound of essential oil! Melissa oil offered at exceptionally low prices is likely not a true oil and will not have the medicinal properties of the true essential oil.
Note: All Eco Certified products on this site were bottled at the Ananda Apothecary facility under the Eco Cert requirements prior to the store closure in 2020. The products are intact as such. Synergy Essentials does not claim to be an Eco Certified operation.