Common Name: Melissa (Rectified) or Lemon Balm (Rectified)
Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Plant Part: Leaf
Origin: United Kingdom
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Oil Type: Essential Oil
Aroma: Citrus, lemony, and green. Fresh, refreshing aroma.
Note: Middle to top
Appearance: Clear to pale yellow
Blends Well with: Basil, Chamomile, Citrus Oils (any), Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Petitgrain, Ylang Ylang.
Description: If you have smelled Melissa, you know how amazing it smells. If you've purchased Melissa, you know how expensive it is. With Rectified Melissa, you will get the beautiful aroma at a much more affordable price, but there is a reason for the affordability.
Rectified Melissa is not the same top quality of Melissa because it has when it was first distilled, it was found to have impurities that were not up to standard for the fine standard Melissa, so rectified Melissa went through the rectification process which utilized vacuuming or steam to purify. So the aroma will be nearly the same, but not quite as powerful.
This is why sometimes you can find a retailer who sells Melissa for incredibly inexpensive; because sadly they are not being honest that it is the rectified version, otherwise, their pricing would be similar to giving someone a $20 bill for $1... Just not feasible. Rectified Melissa should only be used for aromatherapy and cleaning.
IMPORTANT: FOR SAFETY PURPOSES, THIS PRODUCT IS FOR AROMATHERAPY-USE ONLY. Unless you have received clearance from a qualified medical professional, use only for aromatherapy. Any essential oil that is used topically should be well-diluted to prevent irritation and/or other possible side effects. Always perform a skin patch test before using topically to test for allergies and/or sensitivities. This product should not be used during pregnancy or used by anyone with a medical condition without first consulting your physician or other qualified medical professional. For more general information on essential oils, click here.
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