Melissa Essential Oil
Melissa Essential Oil has been touted, by some, as the world’s most popular aromatherapy oil. Whilst there’s no denying it is a popular essential oil, it is certainly not the most affordable.
However, the benefits of Melissa Essential Oil are many and varied, making it a very valuable addition to everyone’s essential oil toolkit.
Melissa Essential Oil is also known as Lemon Balm Essential Oil
Melissa Essential Oil Overview
It is perhaps best known for its soothing, relaxing, mind clearing / memory enhancing, and antidepressant properties. This makes it a valuable oil for those suffering from autoimmune conditions and menopause. It is also ideal for the ageing population, who often have need of all of these benefits.
In addition, Melissa Essential Oil provides considerable digestive support. It helps to maintain the proper flow of gastric juices and bile, reduces the risk of ulcers, protects against digestive infection, and reduces bloating, cramping and flatulence.
Melissa Essential Oil effectively tones digestive function when applied abdominally, after being properly diluted in a good carrier oil.
It is also an excellent antiviral for viruses within the Herpes family.
An interesting scientific study, entitled Chemical composition of essential oil of Melissa officinalis L. and antioxidant activity from Boa Vista-RR, Brazil, had this to say:
Essential oils are rich in phenolic compounds, with reducing properties that play an important role in free radical sequestration as well as chelation of transition metals (Sousa et al. 2007)…
M. officinalis L. essential oil can used as a pharmaceutical and nutritional product as a natural antioxidant source (Koksal et al.
Melissa Essential Oil is also known as Sweet Oil and Common Oil, possibly earning the latter name due to its popularity.
Melissa Essential Oil Health Benefits
Melissa Essential Oil health benefits are thought to include the following:
Analgesic + antibacterial + anticonvulsant + antidepressant + anti-diabetic + anti-diarrheal + antifungal + anti-inflammatory + antimicrobial + antioxidant + antispasmodic + antiviral + anxiolytic, (antianxiety) + astringent + carminative + diaphoretic + emmenagogue + expectorant + febrifuge + hypotensive + immuno-stimulant + nervine + relaxant + sedative + stomachic + sudorific + tonic
Please consult the Glossary Of Terms for more information.
Melissa Essential Oil Traditional Health Benefits
Melissa Essential Oil traditional health benefits are thought to include:
- Digestive Issues
- Female reproductive issues: untimely menopause + disrupted cycles
- Cognitive health
- Anxiety disorders
- Fatigue + exhaustion
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Nervous system support
- Improving memory
- Wound healing
- Brain fog
- Lowering blood pressure
Melissa Essential Oil For Skincare
Melissa Essential Oil has plenty of skincare applications owing to the fact that it is antibacterial and antifungal.
It is thought to help with the following:
- Cold sores
- Wound healing
- Fungal infections
Cautions & Contraindications
Avoid if pregnant.
Wild As The Wind Melissa Essential Oil
Wild As The Wind Melissa Essential Oil is a premium quality aromatherapy oil, suitable for therapeutic purposes.
- INCI: Melissa Officinalis Leaf Oil
- Plant Family: Lamicaceae
- Parts Used: Leaves, flowers & buds
- Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
- Perfumery Note: Middle to top
- Chemical Family: Aldehydes, Sesquiterpenes
- Appearance: Yellow, thin consistency
- Origin: UK
- Shelf Life: 4-5 Years
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils
Wild As The Wind offer one of the most extensive ranges of premium quality, therapeutic grade UK essential oils available online.
Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are also used domestically, for home remedies as well as in green cleaning products etc.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils Are Suitable For:
- Diffusing & nebulising
- Diluting to make body & bath oils (1% dilution)
- Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution)
- Adding to your shampoos, conditioners & liquid soaps (5 drops per 100ml)
- Diluting to make face oils (2% dilution)
- Formulating effective household cleaners & sanitisers (average 5% dilution)
Please consult How To Use Essential Oils for more information on how to use aromatherapy oils, and how to blend them.
However, not all essential oils are suitable for all applications. For this reason you must read the specific safety advice, including cautions and contraindications, for the specific essential oils you intend to use.
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Wild As The Wind Essential Oil Availability
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are available in the UK.
Wild As The Wind Customer Guarantees
Wild As The Wind essential oils are cruelty-free & vegan friendly. They are also some of the purest, most bio-active essential oils in the world.