Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
A highly sought after oil, Melissa has a wide range of benefits and uses.
Melissa officinalis, also known as lemon balm, received the name “Melissa” because of its sweet, fresh, citrus-like fragrance, which was known to attract bees (Melissa is Greek for “honey bee”). A highly sought after oil, Melissa has a wide range of benefits and uses. Melissa is used as a flavor in teas and ice cream and is some times used in fish dishes. Melissa has long been used to help create a relaxing, comforting environment. Diffusing Melissa at night can help initiate a restful sleep environment. More confirming clinical research is needed, but preclinical studies suggest Melissa may help support a healthy inflammatory response, when taken internally.*
Aromatic use: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid.
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.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.