Your alternative medicine cabinet won't be complete without Melissa essential oil!
Steam distilled from the leaves and flowers of melissa officinalis, this essential oil delivers a wide range of health benefits owing to its properties as an antibacterial, antidepressant, antihistamine, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antiviral, hypertensive, nervine, sedative, tonic, and uterine. It certainly wasn't called "The Elixir of Life" for nothing!
It is quite well known for its sedative effects, helping to slow the heartbeat down, reduce palpitations, and combat bouts of panic and hysteria, Additionally, Melissa oil can assist with alleviating the symptoms of depression, spasms, cold sores, migraines, insomnia, and menstrual problems!
Blends Well With:
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lavender, Jasmine, Lemon, Neroli, Rose, Ylang Ylang
melissa officinalis (melissa) oil (3%) in a grapeseed base
ECO. essential oils are sourced from ethical sources and chosen from suppliers specifically to contain the best active constituents. ECO. essential oil blends have been crafted and blended from the pure essences of plants; their single oils are 100% pure and natural, and highly concentrated with therapeutic properties.
Add 2-4 drops of essential oil per 100ml of water to your diffuser. Some oils may require 4-8 drops to be added.
Add 3-10 drops of essential oil to a personal inhaler to inhale as needed.
Essential oils should always be diluted before applying to the skin. Blend essential oil with coconut oil, almond oil or any other suitable carrier oil for massage.
Essential oils are natural, but they are also concentrated. We recommend following basic safety precautions when using your oils:
Essential oils should not be ingested, unless it is under the guidance of a suitably qualified practitioner.
Do not use oils undiluted on the skin, unless the instructions permit otherwise. Many oils can cause irritation when placed directly on skin, particularly on sensitive areas such as the eyes or mouth. Some oils (particularly those in the citrus family) can cause photosensitivity if used prior to going out in the sun - please check instructions carefully.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using essential oils. As a general guideline, oils should be avoided for the first four months of pregnancy and never used undiluted. Some oils should be avoided during pregnancy: Bay, Basil, Cedar wood, Clary Sage, Comfrey, Cypress, Fennel, Ginger, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Melissa, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sage & Thyme.
Children can be particularly affected by essential oils. Some oils should not be used in children under the age of 7, and specific dilution ratios are recommended depending on the essential oil and the age of the child. We recommend consulting an appropriate practitioner prior to using oils on children.