Melissa is also known as lemon balm and bee balm. It is calming and relaxing and these are the properties the oil brings to both body and mind, making it useful in cases of agitation, nervous, anxiety and melancholy. Melissa, the “Elixir of Life”, is one of the earliest recorded medicinal herbs. Melissa essential oil is produced from the plant’s flowers tops and leaves, and as there is very little oil in those parts of the plant, Melissa is very expensive to extract and thus to buy. Much of the essential oil sold as melissa oil is either entirely synthetic or adulterated with lemongrass, a less expensive oil that smells similar to melissa but lacks many of its therapeutic properties.
Calming, cleansing, protecting, soothing, uplifting, balancing, relaxing, cooling and nurturing
Tonic for entire nervous system; aids in sleeping; can induce sweating necessary to release toxins; relieves congestion, calms coughing, and eases discomforts of respiratory ailments; eases symptoms of menstrual difficulties, women ailments, and alleviate menstrual cramps and spasms of intestines and uterus; relieves head tensions, soothes stress; stimulate appetite, soothes digestive tract, and relieve indigestion, gas, and stomachache
Melissa soothes and calms the skin and reduce any stress associated with many skin problems. For skin allergies or disorders, melissa can calm irritations that contributes to redness, swelling, and itchiness. It shortens the duration of outbreaks and may discourage recurrences. It speeds healing of wounds. Melissa makes a lovely and therapeutic addition to perfumes and cosmetics. Because melissa can irritate skin, use in weak dilutions of 1 percent or less.
Melissa has a delicate, delightful, lemony scent that is unique among essential oils, providing a wonderful support to both body and mind. It is calming and uplifting and may help to balance the emotions. It may also help to remove emotional blocks and install a positive outlook on life.
Blends Well With:
Basil, chamomile (Roman), frankincense, geranium, lavender, ylang ylang
Dilution Ratio: Neat
- For age 0-1, use 1 drop of essential oil to 8-10 drop of carrier oil. For age 2-6, use 1 drop of essential oil to 2-4 drops of carrier oil. For age 7-11, use 1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil. And age 12 and above, neat application is safe
Apply 2-4 drops on area of concern
Apply to chakras and/or Vita Flex Points
Inhale directly or diffuse
Do not use during pregnancy
May cause skin irritation
In large doses, it can contribute to a headache.