The plant grows well in the UK and Europe. Normally around 60cm in height it has a high iron content.
The word Melissa in Greek means "honeybee" and this is where it gets its name. Melissa is also known as Lemon Balm. Melissa has a very clean scent, slightly towards the high side which makes it excellent for blending.
Melissa blends well with many oils though the most popular and obvious is Lavender. The two oils work together beautifully. Melissa also blends well with for both scent and therapeutic properties: Basil, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Geranium, Frankincense, Lavender, Ylang Ylang.
The essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering tops and the leaves and stems. The yield is about 0.01 - 0.02%
Trans-ocimene, cis-ocimene, 3-octanone, methyl hepenone, cis-3-hexenol, 3-octanol, 1-octen-3-ol, copaene, citronellal, linalool, b-bourbonene, caryophyllene, a-humulene, neral, germacrene-D, geranial, geranyl acetate, d-cadinene, y-cadinene, nerol and geraniol.
As with all essential oils we recommend not using during pregnancy.
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