Melissa contains many hydrophilic molecules that saturate the hydrosol and give a fresh, light floral scent and a slightly bitter lemon flavor. It is analgesic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, calming, antispasmodic, sedative and tonic.
Melissa hydrosol is useful for calming emotional upsets, stress, and hyperactivity. It is gentle enough to use on babies. It can be mixed with German Chamomile or Yarrow hydrosol for help in treating cradle cap and clearing diaper rash.
In skin care, it can be used as a facial mist. It is a calming agent for rashes, burns, and general irritation as well as a treatment for poison oak or poison ivy. It can be used as a tonic for general well-being.
- Use in a compress to aid the menstrual symptoms, cramps, and irregular menstruation.
- Use in the bath to lift the spirits in times of emotional upset and induce relaxation and encourage sleep when overstressed
- Saturate a cotton ball and soothe skin irritated by stings, bites, acne and diaper rash
- Good for all skin types and can apply the face as a toner. It can be included as an ingredient for sunburn care and in anti-aging lotion