Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Country of Origin: Spain
Application: Aromatically & Topically
Plant Part: Leaf, top
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Aromatic Description: Citrus, herbaceous
Main Chemical Components: Geranial, germacrene, neral, caryophyllene
Blends Well With: Basil, Bergamot, Citronella, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Roman Chamomile, Wild Orange, and Ylang Ylang essential oils.
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Organically crafted, our Melissa Oil also commonly known as Lemon Balm Essential Oil, is steam distilled from the wonderfully fragrant flowers and leaves of the perennial Melissa officinalis herb nurtured in the Spain countryside. Melissa Oil is considered one of the most powerfully medicinal essential oils in all of aromatherapy, with a bright, lemony, herbaceous aroma that most individuals find very pleasant and uplifting. The herb received the name Melissa because of its sweet, fresh, citrus-like fragrance, which is known to attract bees (Melissa is Greek for honey bee).
A luscious herb with a sweet aroma, Melissa has serrated leaves and petite white and pink flowers. Both the flowers and the leaves are put through a steam distillation method to extract and capture the essential oil. An exceptionally low yield (about 0.05%) makes Melissa (Lemon Balm) Oil a very costly oil and one that is commonly adulterated with inexpensive oils like Lemongrass, Citronella and Litsea Cubeba. Known by many to be a true aromatic elixir, Melissa's unassuming power makes it a vital component of any essential oil pharmacy.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
Intensely refreshing, our divinely aromatic Melissa (Lemon Balm) Oil is a gentle yet potent fusion of calming, nurturing and vitality promoting properties. Along with being a powerful support when looking to reduce unwanted microbes, Lemon Balm Essential Oil is also a helpful agent in minor pain and inflammation management. We often turn to this essential oil when looking to reduce the presence of unwanted bacterial, fungal, or viral activity. It is our top choice when looking to lessen the longevity and impact of unwanted cold sores. Melissa Essential Oil is among the most potent of all natural essential oils for enhancing deep wellness during the challenging winter months. Within skin care applications, it is a lovely oil for supporting healthy, vibrant skin and for soothing irritated skin.
Emotionally and energetically, Melissa Oil is warm and radiant. This potent oil has been known for centuries as an elixir of the heart because of its uplifting and mood enhancing qualities when trying to work through situational anxiety and/or depression. Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oil encourages emotional harmony, pacifies anger, encourages restful sleep and provides comfort during times of great stress or when grieving a deep loss.
Earth’s Oils certifies that our Melissa Oil is suitable for cosmetic application and is not included in the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products. Neither does it contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).
Earth’s Oils certifies that our Melissa Essential Oil is cruelty-free and free of animal testing. Earth’s Oils does not conduct or commission animal testing of any cosmetic ingredient, raw material, or formulation of any finished product in the context of Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. Additionally, we do not buy any ingredient, formulation, or product from any supplier or manufacturer that conducted, commissioned, or had been a party to Animal Testing. We also encourage customers who manufacture cosmetics and skin care products to avoid animal-tested ingredients and offer cruelty-free products to their customers.
Earth’s Oils certifies that our Melissa Essential Oil contain no animal ingredients or animal by-products, use no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, nor does the above product come in contact with any animal products during storage and transportation.
Earth’s Oils certifies that our Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oil is free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that this product is Dioxin Free.
Earth’s Oils certifies that our Melissa Oil is manufactured without the use of genetically modified organisms and without the use of raw materials or processing aids containing or derived from genetically modified material. As such, our Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.
Earth’s Oils also declares that our Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oil has not been:
1) Exposed to Irradiation
2) Derived from Sewage Sludge
3) Treated with Ethyl Oxide
Gluten Free Statement
Earth’s Oils can approve that our Melissa Oil does not contain as an ingredient and is not manufactured on processing equipment that comes in contact with gluten or products containing gluten.
Melamine Free Statement
Earth’s Oils confirm that our Melissa Essential Oil is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.
Earth’s Oils can approve with reference to our Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oil that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.
California Proposition 65 Declaration
Earth’s Oils certifies that our Melissa Essential Oil does not contain chemicals that are listed on California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).
Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
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Earth’s Oils declare that our Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oil is compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and does not contain substances above 0.1% weight of a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV as of July 16, 2019.
Furthermore, our Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oil is also compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation) under entries 28 to 30 of Annex XVII of REACH, which prohibits the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic category 1A or 1B substances (CMR category 1A or 1B substances) in products supplied to the general public.
Natural Criteria Statement
Based on the ISO 16128-1:2016 (Definitions for ingredients) and ISO 16128-2:2017 (Criteria for ingredients and products), Earth’s Oils can advise that our Melissa Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.
Based on our knowledge of the production process, raw materials and equipment used, there is no potential for any residual solvents to be present in our Melissa (Lemon Balm) Essential Oil.
Earth’s Oils certifies that our Melissa Oil is manufactured completely from raw materials none of which is listed on the Appendices of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
CAUTIONS: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top but do contain the volume of oil specified.
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*The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.
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