Melissa officianalis-extracted by distillation of the leaves and flowering tops. The fragrance is fresh, lemony. Blends well with LAVENDER, GERANIUM, MYRTLE, FLORALS AND CITRUS. Native to the Mediterranean region. Now common almost everywhere. Grows like a mint, spreads profusely. The oil is rare and expensive because 7 ½ tons of plant material is needed for 1 pound of oil.
CAUTIONS: Generally considered non-toxic, non-irritating. No testing for sensitization. Dilute well for topical use.
CHARACTER: " Bubble of Enthusiasm", Calming, supportive, sensitive, fostering, balancing, protecting, Hypnotic, Compassionate, Uplifting
ETHERIC COLORS: Deep Blue, Orange, Red, Green-Gold into Light Blue
ELEMENT: Fire, Air
PERFUME NOTE: Middle
GEM: Chrysocolla, Peach Aventurine, Sunstone
ENERGY TYPE: 3, 1
USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Strength, happiness, gentle, spiritual growth, relaxation, peace, positive, progressive, cheerful, acceptance, understanding
+Bubbly, full of energy, delightful, with a multitude of interests & activities.
+Never forgets to phone home, feed the cat, or make sure groceries are in the house.
+Highly organized, loves life, enthusiastic, “over the top”
+Has a youthfulness & revitalizing effect on everyone. Basically sweet-natured.
+House is full of things that were relevant at a particular time. Fervent scrapbooker.
+Throw themselves into a quest of knowledge concerning their health.
+Like to try new and exciting things; open mind; very positive.
+Serious person with a good sense of judgment. Excel at receiving insight.
+Live very much in the here & now, but respects the past & gives thought to future.
+Always tries to find the good side in people.
-When negative, becomes anxious and loses interest in life.
- May attract jealously, spitefulness, because of their vivacious, outgoing nature.
USED TO COUNTER ACT THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES: Nervous tension, stress, anxiety, irritability, overexcitement, restless, melancholy, sadness, grief, sorrow, depression, mental exhaustion, lethargy, negativity, fear, disappointment
USED FOR HEALING THE PHYSICAL STATES: Allergies, asthma, herpes, shingles, circulation, heart disorders, headaches, menopause, eczema, bruises, thyroid problems, insomnia, regulates hormones.
ARCHETYPES: SCRIBE, HISTORIAN, JOURNALIST, HEALER, JUDGE, MYSTIC, MUSE