Latin name: Melissa officinalis
Country of origin: Europe (France or Bulgaria)
Part of the plant: Flowers and Leaves
Obtained by: Steam Distilled
Main biochemical components*: Geranial, neral, 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one, citronellal, geranyl-acetate, beta-caryophyllene, and beta-caryophyllene-oxide
Properties: Anti-viral, antidepressant, antispasmodic, bactericidal, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stomachic.
Essential 3 created Dilutes so that some of our precious essential oils can be enjoyed at a more affordable price. The essential oils or absolutes are a 5% dilution in fractionated coconut oil. (Fractionated Coconut Oil does not go rancid, has no aroma and is non-greasy.) Dilutes may be applied directly to the skin.
Physical uses: Flu & herpes virus, nausea & indigestion especially when caused by nervous tension, menstrual irregularity & discomfort.
Skin care uses: Cold sores, shingles (use at first symptom), acne.
Psychological uses: Mild depression, calming and uplifting, especially for those with dementia or attention deficit, shock, grief, fear and anger.
Subtle uses: Supports acceptance and deeper understanding of life circumstances.
Notes: Avoid during pregnancy and nursing.
Methods of Use
*Reminder : E3 Dilutes may be applied directly to the skin.
After Shower: After showering, while your skin is still wet, put 1-3 drops of essential oil in the palm of one of your hands and rub your hands together. Quickly and evenly spread the essential oil over your legs, arms, and torso. Avoid sensitive-skin areas. For maximum skin hydration and to seal in moisture, apply cream, lotion or body oil directly to damp skin.
Bath: Dilutes can be added directly to bath water or add 4-8 drops of dilute to 1/2 cup of whole milk or heavy cream. Set aside. to 1/2 cup of whole milk or heavy cream.) Set aside. If you have muscle aches, add 1-2 cups Epsom or Dead sea salts. Fill the tub with warm water and immerse yourself. Add the essential oil mixture and swirl the water around you. Massage your skin and breathe in the aroma. Remain in the tub for 10-15 minutes.
Body Lotion: Add 6-30 drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of fragrance-free, natural moisturizing lotion. Apply to your skin, especially after a shower or bath.
Body Oil: Mix 6-30 drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of carrier, such as fractionated coconut oil or sweet almond oil. Apply to your skin, especially after a shower or bath.
Compress: Fill a basin with water. (Warm water relaxes and increases circulation. Cool water invigorates and relieves inflammation.) Add 3-5 drops of essential oil and briskly stir. Lay in a washcloth, wring, and apply to the area in need for approximately 1-5 minutes. Dip, wring, and apply 3 more times.
Inhalation: Put 1-3 drops of essential oil on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again.
(Avoid touching your nose with the tissue.)
Spot Application: Apply 5-10 drops of dilute to the area in need.
The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.
For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.
Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, to enhance the well-being of body, mind, and spirit. (This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)