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Melissa Essential Oil

Brand: Indian Aroma Exports

Product Code: IA-NEO-090

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DESCRIPTION:
Melissa Oil comes from plants just before first flowers appear as aroma is less interesting when plant is in full bloom. The oil is steam distilled from melissa leaves & tops and is pale yellow in color with agreeable & subtle, warm, lemony aroma. Rare oil, it is very expensive as 7 tonnes of leaves and tops are needed to produce 1 kg (21/4 lb) of oil. 

BLENDS WITH:
Geranium Oil, Orange Oil, Lavender Oil, Lemon Oil. 

CONSTITUENTS:
Citral, geraniol, citronellal , citronellol (responsible for the lemony smell), limonene, linalool, pinene. 

COMMON NAMES:
Melissa, Lemon Balm

USES:
Having therapeutic properties, it is used for nerve calming applications. It is also a good sedative and has anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, stomachic and choleretic properties.

Botonical Name

:

Melissa Officinalis

 

CAS #

:

8014-71-9

 

Country of Origin

:

France

 

Color & Odor

:

Pale Yellow Liquid with Sweet Citrus Citronella odor

 

Solubility

:

Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils

 

F.E.M.A. #

:

2113

 

Specific Gravity

:

0.880 - 0.920 @ 20°C

 

Optical Rotation

:

N/A

 

Refractive Index

:

1.455 - 1.485 @ 20°C

 

Flash Point

:

145° F

 

Major Constituents

:

monoterpenaldehydes citral a, citral b and citronellal.

 

Extraction Method

:

Steam Distillation

 

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