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Most days bring a wild mix of exciting and dull moments. We try our best and work hard to meet the needs of each day. Most of us know that treating ourselves well is imperative to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but it’s easy to forget. Melissa oil can serve as a reminder to take time to enjoy the simple things and designate space in our lives for rejuvenation.
With a lemony and floral aroma, Melissa is a wondrous essential oil often used in aromatherapy to lift your spirits. Like a calming stroll on the shore, Melissa essential oil calms the mind and lessens feelings of anxiety.
A luscious aromatic herb with a sweet aroma, the Melissa plant has serrated leaves and petite white and pink flowers. Both the flowers and the leaves are put through a steam distillation method to extract and capture the essential oil. Try mixing it with resin-based essential oils to create something special.
Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Flowers/Leaves
Synonym: Lemon Balm
Blends Well With: Frankincense, and other resins
Aroma: Lemony, sweet, bright, and floral
Color: Clear – Pale Yellow
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
Adult Max Dilution: 0.9%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically, especially on sensitive skin.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
CHEER: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Melissa, 5 drops of Lime and 5 drops of Basil. Or add 5-6 drops of Melissa to your Scent Ball Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
RELEASE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Melissa, 5 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of Mandarin. Or add 5-6 drops of Melissa to your Car Diffuser and diffuse for a more relaxing drive.
INSECT SPRAY: In a 2 ounce spray bottle add: 5 drops of Melissa, 5 drops of Cedarwood (Himalayan), 4 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus and 6 drops of Rosemary, then fill with Lemongrass hydrosol and Polysorbate 20 (manufacturer's recommended amount). Shake well before each use.
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