Certified Organics: This Certified Organic Oil is QAI Certified. The National Organic Program develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products. The QAI also accredits the certifying agents (foreign and domestic) who inspect organic production and handling operations to certify that they meet USDA standards.
Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distillation
Description / Color / Consistency: Pale yellow transparent liquid
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Pure, fresh, and sweet / Citrus, lemon-like / Strong and rich
Blends With: Citrus oils, Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Neroli, Petitgrain, Rose.
Product Abstract: Native to Europe, central Asia, and Iran, the perennial Melissa officinalis plant is also commonly known as Lemon Balm, Common Balm, Balm Mint, or simply Balm. Sprouting in clumps, its growth is vegetative. This herbaceous botanical belongs to the Mint family and thus may sometimes have a mild Mint-like nuance to its aroma. Melissa Essential Oil is used as an ingredient in perfumery, although it also has medicinal applications. The name Melissa is derived from the Greek work for “honey bee,” as bees are drawn to its small white flowers during the summer. Accordingly, Melissa officinalis is commonly planted to attract bees in order to facilitate the production of honey.
Cautions: Avoid if pregnant. Otherwise, please consult a physician prior to using this essential oil. A skin test is recommended prior to using this oil, as it may cause skin irritation in some individuals. Dilute well before use. For external use only; contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
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