Items (0)
Total: 0,00 CA $

Melissa Oil Uses and Benefits

Melissa Product Description

Melissa is a true gem in the essential oil family. This rare oil is extracted from the leaf of the melissa plant and is cherished by many for its array of uses and benefits in home and personal care. Add to skincare or embrace its unique, calming fragrance with fresh, sweet, citrusy notes. In the kitchen, Melissa oil can be used to flavor a variety of foods and drinks such as tea, ice cream, and some fish dishes. With all these diverse uses, it’s no wonder Melissa is a favorite for so many.

Shop Melissa

How do I use Melissa oil?

  1. Skincare: Give your skin an invigorating boost by including Melissa essential oil in your daily skincare routine. Add Melissa essential oil to your cleanser or moisturizer, or add to a spray bottle with water for a gentle skin mist. This simple addition will give your skin a rejuvenated feeling and a clean, refreshed-looking appearance!   
  2. Tea: Add a drop of Melissa essential oil to your favorite herbal tea. Sip slowly to enjoy a warm beverage infused with citrus sweetness while inhaling deep breaths of Melissa’s signature, calming aroma.
  3. Encouraging Aroma: Before a speech, presentation, or performance, apply one to two drops of Melissa essential oil to your palms or pulse points and inhale deeply while reciting positive affirmations. The comforting aroma of Melissa essential oil is the perfect companion for moments of meditation during stressful occasions.  
  4. Bath: After a long day, sink into the unwinding aroma of Melissa essential oil. Treat yourself to a relaxing shoulder massage coupled with a drop of Melissa for a soothing aroma or add two drops to a bedside diffuser to help create a restful environment. 

Fun Fact

The name Melissa is Greek for “honeybee” because its sweet, citrus fragrance is known to attract bees.

What is Melissa oil?

The melissa plant, commonly known as lemon balm, is a member of the mint family. It is an herbaceous perennial plant that ranges from one and a half to two feet in height. Historically used as an herbal remedy, medium-green leaves of the plant are wrinkled and ovate in shape, and entirely edible on their own. The essential oil is extracted from these leaves. During the summer, small, white flowers are found budding in the leaf axils.

What essential oils blend well with Melissa oil?

The aroma of Melissa pairs well with citrus oils, as well as On Guard® oil, Geranium oilLavender oil, Rose oilBasil oil, and Frankincense oil.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

How would you rate this post?

dōTERRA welcomes your thoughtful comments!

Comments are limited to 200 characters, reviewed for approval, and posted once approved.

200 characters remaining

Select Your Continent

Select Your Region

Select Your Location

Select Your Language