Essential Oil Profile: Melissa

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by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Melissa Latin Binomial: Melissa officinalis Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae Other Common Names: Lemon balm, balm, common balm, bee balm Production Method: steam-distilled Countries of Origin: Bulgaria Typical Constituents: Geranial (12.5-38.3%), Neral (9.7-26.1%), b-Caryophyllene (0.3-19.1%), Citronellal (4.5-13.3%), Germacrene D (0-13.0%), Caryophyllene oxide (0.8-10.0%), Geraniol (1.0-8.1%),                  [E]-b-Ocimene (0-4.9%), Neryl […]

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The Abuse of Ma Huang (Ephedra sinica) by Jeff Actions and Energetics of Some Common North American Trees by Laurel Redmon Alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy by Cheryl Aromatic & Herbal Remedies for Animals by Cheryl Aromatherapy (Essential Oils) and Herbs for SARS by Jeff & Cheryl Catnip as Mosquito Repellent by Jeff Do You […]

Aromatherapy Information

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Top Ten Things to Know About Aromatherapy 1) Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils and their hydrosols for health and well-being.   2) Essential oils are used in inhalations and skin applications.   3) Essential oils effect the physical body and the mind.   4) Essential oils must be diluted before applying to the […]

Standardized Oils

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QUESTION: What is the difference between standardized and regular lemon verbena? ANSWER: We offer standardized essential oils sometimes as alternatives for the more expensive oils like Lemon Verbena and especially Melissa. Standardized means the chemical constituents have been altered in various ways. Sometimes these standardized oils are called “Nature Identical”. Sometimes they are altered with […]

Top Ten Things to Know About Aromatherapy

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1) Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils and their hydrosols for health and well-being. 2) Essential oils are used in inhalations and skin applications. 3) Essential oils effect the physical body and the mind. 4) Essential oils must be diluted before applying to the skin and are not generally recommended for internal use. (These […]

What Is Aromatherapy?

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The area of Aromatherapy is concerned with the (human) inhalation and bodily application of essential oils. The tools of aromatherapy are essential oils and hydrosols, which are hopefully used to achieve the potential goals of good physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and balance. Essential oils are obtained by a process called distillation, whereby selected […]

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