The essential oils contained in the aromatherapy blend “MELISSA” complement each other’s properties and expand the list of uses.
Ingredients: Citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus) essential oil, Melissa (Melissa officinalis) essential oil.
The essential blend of oils contains a very intense, pleasant, specific, Melissa soothing scent.
Citronella essential oil originates in Indonesia and Melissa in Bulgaria.
For centuries, Citronella has been used for a variety of purposes, including: as an insect repellent, an antifungal agent, to treat parasitic infections, to promote wound healing, to lift mood or combat fatigue, in perfume, or as a flavoring in food. Due to the pleasant soothing smell of Melissa, essential oil is used to flavor: relaxation baths, sea salt, personal care, sauna and other products. In the mixture, the two oils synergistically complement each other and enhance their properties.
Methods and amounts of use:
Whole body and foot scrub: mix 2 drops of this essential oil mix and 5 drops of plant oil into 50 g of fine rock salt, brown sugar or coffee grounds (pour everything into a box with a lid and give a good shake for even distribution of the oils).
Shower gel: put two drops of this mixture into a bottle of shower gel.
Aromatic bath: essential oils are insoluble in water, thus dissolve 10-30 drops of essential oil mix in a glass of milk, kephir, yoghurt, cream, a tablespoon of plant oil or some honey and then pour the mixture into your bath.
Cream or lotion: put 10-15 drops of the essential oil mix into 1 spoon of unfragranced cream or lotion.
Hand cream or lotion: one-time use: 3 drops of essential oil mix in 1 teaspoon of plant oil.
After-shave lotion: 40 drops of essential oil mix into 120 ml of apple vinegar or vodka and 80 ml of distilled waster.
Massage: 10-15 drops of essential oil mix into 2 tablespoons of plant oil.
Sauna: 15 drops of essential oil mix into 10 l of hot water for soaking besoms.
Insect repellent, room disinfectant: 8-10 drops into 1 litre of water. (for special vacuum cleaners or manual floor cleaning).
Aromatic lamp: 4-5 drops for 5 sq. m. area. For daily use (don’t forget to add warm water).
Facial steam bath: 2-3 drops into 1 l hot water.
Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products, identifies the following allergens:
„Melissa“ essential oils mix includes natural components: citral, citronellol, eugenol, farnesol, geraniol, limonene, linalool.
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