History & Myth:
The name is from the Greek word signifying bee, indicative of the attraction the plant has for bees, and the work Balm is an abbreviation of the term "Balsam." Also the Hebrew "Bal-Smin" meaning "Chief of Oils".
Introduced into Britain by the Romans and has remained popular since that time. In the 14th Century, it was included in tonic water made by the French Carmelite nuns.
Melissa has been known to have a calming yet uplifting effect on the emotions dealing with hyper-sensitive states. Also, said to remove "blocks" and very soothing in cases of shock, panic and hysteria. May give comfort to the bereaved, helping to face loss and instilling a positive outlook.Uses:
- Has been known to clear greasy hair and may counteract baldness.
- May have some effect on fungal infections as well as eczema.
- Seems to have an affinity with the female reproductive system
- Regulating periods blends well with Geranium for a good effect.
- Promoting a soothing relaxing action on painful menstruation.
- Powerful Antiviral properties: many studies have shown that Melissa
- may be very helpful with herpes and cold sores
EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
Do not use undiluted on the skin.
Keep away from children & pets.
Store away from heat & light.
As it has been known to regulate menstruation, best avoided in pregnancy
** Melissa is a very powerful essential oil and is a known irritant to sensitive skin.
Please use in very low dilutions. (ie in one oz of carrier no more than 5 to 10 drops).
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The Directory of Essential Oils - Wanda Sellar
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