Uplifting and delicate, Melissa officinalis is also called lemon balm because of the lemony smell of its leaves. It is a costly essential oil because of the large volume of plants needed to produce small quantities of oil. Beware of inexpensive offerings of melissa, since it is often adulterated with lemongrass and citronella. Melissa create a calm and relaxed feeling. It is often used to support digestion and may benefit the skin. True therapeutic-grade Melissa is highly effective and greatly valued.
How to Use
For dietary or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop of oil in four fl. oz. of liquid. Diffuse or wear Melissa Oil. Mist Melissa Essential Water on your face, body, and hair, or add to your bath.
Essential oil of Melissa officinalis.