Melissa Oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the plant. It is sometimes referred to as lemon balm due to its strong lemony scent.
100% Pure Oil, Certified Organic by ECOCERT, France, Vegan and Endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty
Botanical name: Melissa Officinalis
Part of plant used: Leaves and flowering tops
Extraction method: Steam distillation. Distilled on our farm.
Precautions: A possible sensitizer and dermal irritant.
Co-blenders: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram and Ylang-Ylang.
Perfumery Note: Middle.
Fun fact: The high price of Melissa is due to the fact that approximately 3 tonnes of plant material is required to yield around 0.5 litres of oil.
Available bottle size: 2.5ml in a 5ml bottle.
No Animal Testing, No Parabens, No Petro-Chemicals, No Synthetic Colors, No Synthetic Fragrances
SOiL was born in 2000 from a passion to bring the health and balancing benefits of essential oils to homes and families across the globe. The fertile soils and high rainfall of the family farm in Zululand, South Africa, combined with the rich local heritage of therapeutic plants formed the perfect foundation from which to develop and refine their oils. From their small agricultural project, the brand has been built into an internationally recognized brand, known for its integrity, purity and traceability of all our products.
For SOiL, organic is not just a certification that is required — it is a way of life, of farming and of doing business. The team ensure their 100% organic status through the entire growth cycle – from cultivating root stock to harvest. While some of our oils are still produced on the family farms, we have extended our search for good quality, certified organic essential oils from around the globe. We consistently strive to bring our customers certified organic essential oils from ethical, sustainable sources and we are committed to being a company that values the environment, our customers, our employees, and the rural community in which we operate. Our products are certified by ECOCERT Greenlife and ECOCERT COSMOS. We are proud of our pioneering approach to organic farming, which has formed the foundation of our success in developing this eco-ethical aromatherapy range.
Distilling quality oil, is a blend of art and science. We have spent years identifying the perfect varieties to grow, the perfect time to harvest where the qualities are the most concentrated and the perfect extraction process to ensure that oils retain all of their qualities. We take our responsibility to our customers seriously, and will always provide the highest quality products at the best value we can offer. Importantly, what we say on our labels is exactly what they contain – no more and no less.
By manufacturing, packaging and distributing directly from our farm, we can control the whole process, this means that we are able to manage the quality, purity and price of each product effectively. We believe in offering our customers high quality certified organic products that meet their needs for an ethically produced, farm-to-shelf approach that supports sustainable growth and development.
SOiL believes in organic
SOiL promotes natural and abstains from harmful
SOiL supports local growers and producers
SOiL cares about the quality, efficacy and purity of its products
SOiL products are endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty
Our brand has integrity. We believe in organic certification as your guarantee that a product is truly organic and free from harmful chemical residues. Every year we submit our farm and products to rigorous inspections, in order to renew certification. SOiL products respect the environment, are sustainably produced, packaged in recyclable glass and sourced from traceable growers and producers.
SOiL FAIR TRADE PRACTICES
SOiL Organic Shea Butter is certified by the ECOCERT Fair For Life Programme, Our Ugandan Shea Butter, Lavender Scented Shea Butter and Citrus scented Shea butter all carry the Fair For Life Logo. To SOiL, fair trade means paying a fair price or wage in the local context, providing equal employment opportunities, engaging in environmental sustainable practices, providing healthy and safe working conditions and reducing the number of middlemen between producers & consumers. We believe fair trade should be environmentally, economically, and culturally sustainable and give local communities the opportunity to self-empower.
WHAT DOES FAIR TRADE MEAN?
Fair trade certification is an independent, neutral third-party certification verifying that a company upholds fair trade, social, and environmental standards in their operations. SOiL is certified Fair for Life through ECOCERT, an international inspection & certification agency for organic and social (fair trade) accountability. This Fair for Life certification combines strict social and fair-trade standards with adaptability to local conditions. You can read more about ECOCERT Fair for life at www.fairforlife.org
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