Melissa Essential Oil Profile

Melissa Essential Oil Profile

Hope Johnson
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Melissa essential oil, derived from the lemon balm plant (Melissa officinalis), carries a name that resonates deeply with its historical and botanical roots. The name comes from the Greek term that translates to "honey bee." A

According to Greek folklore, Melissa was a nymph who instructed the gathering of honey and it is said that this is how bees were named. It is a known fact that planting lemon balm close to beehives results in the production of exceptionally tasty and sweet honey.

Melissa Essential Oil "The Elixir of Life"

According to Avicenna, a renowned physician from Ancient Rome, Melissa was referred to as the "elixir of life" because of its ability to treat nervous disorders, emotions, and heart conditions.

Nowadays, Melissa is renowned for its delightful and relaxing lemony aroma and incredible benefits for the skin, blood, and nervous system. It is commonly utilized in various balms and salves. Melissa Oil not only shows remarkable effects on the physical body but also has the ability to deeply penetrate the human psyche and aid in restoring mental clarity!

Melissa Oil General Information

Melissa essential oil, which can be found at Miracle Botanicals, is derived from the lemonbalm plant's leaves and tops using the process of steam distillation. Its expensive cost is attributed to the limited amount of oil that can be extracted from the plant, as it takes approximately three tons of lemonbalm to create just 500ml of Melissa essential oil.

It should be noted that there is a variety of Melissa oils available on the market, but they are significantly cheaper and are typically a blend of Lemongrass and Citronella. However, these do not possess the same therapeutic benefits as "Melissa Officinales," which is derived directly from the lemonbalm plant.

Melissa Essential Oil (Lemonbalm) - Organic (Melissa Officinalis)

Melissa Essential Oil (Lemonbalm) - Organic (Melissa Officinalis)


  Botanical Name: Melissa Officinalis Plant Part: Leaves Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled Country of Origin: Bulgaria Color/Consistency: Golden Yellow Color with Thin Consistency Main Chemical Components: Geranial (44.47%), Neral (33.37%), beta-Caryophyllene (4.76%) … read more

Melissa Essential Oil Benefits

Emotions: Melissa Essential Oil is commonly prescribed by aromatherapists for fostering acceptance and understanding in individuals who are going through emotional shock, anger, fear, and grief. This oil can help restore clarity and resolve deep-rooted fear-based emotions in the psyche. It has a natural uplifting effect and can help individuals release negative emotions associated with mental distress.

Skincare: Melissa oil, also recognized as lemon balm oil, is a favored ingredient in skincare formulations, including balms, salves, and lotions, due to its soothing properties and pleasant aroma. Research, including a notable study from the "Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine" journal, highlights its potential in addressing skin health issues, particularly in its antiviral efficacy against herpes simplex virus infections.

This suggests its utility in managing certain skin conditions such as eczema and acne. While Melissa oil's antibacterial and antifungal qualities are documented, direct evidence linking it to the treatment of eczema and acne is less conclusive.

When it comes to application, especially on sensitive facial skin, adhering to safety guidelines—such as diluting it with a carrier oil at recommended ratios (e.g., 5 drops per ounce)—is essential to avoid irritation. This cautious approach is in line with best practices for using potent essential oils like Melissa essential oil.

Physical: Melissa Essential Oil offers a wide range of physical advantages such as antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, carminative, relief from diarrhea, eczema, emmanagogue, flatulence, headache, indigestion, influenza, low blood pressure, nausea, sedative properties, as well as relief from menstrual and pre-menstrual symptoms.

Melissa Essential Oil seems to have a remarkable effect on individuals who experience persistent or occasional spasms of the digestive, respiratory, or muscular systems. This oil has antispasmodic properties and serves as a natural sedative for such occurrences. With its strong antibacterial properties, Melissa essential oil may effectively prevent bacterial infections in the kidneys, colon, intestines, and urinary tract. Furthermore, it aids in reducing fevers by eliminating toxins and bacteria from the body, leading to a decrease in body temperature through sweating. Apart from these benefits, Melissa Oil is an effective stomachic, promoting healing and strengthening of the stomach from any internal injuries, while also maintaining the proper flow of gastric juices.

Spiritual: Melissa oil communicates with the human psyche, aiding in the rejuvenation and revitalization of our spirit. This essential oil can also help restore one's inner understanding of the self while soothing any overwhelming emotions. 

Impact on Chakras

The First/Root Chakra can be balanced with the use of Melissa Oil as it aids in overcoming feelings of isolation and loneliness, which can lead to negative emotions such as depression, anxiety, and fear. This oil can also assist in connecting with the grounding energies of the earth and promoting a sense of empowerment in social interactions.

Second/Sacral Chakra: The location of the Sacral Chakra is situated beneath the belly button, which can often be a problematic area for women during their menstrual cycle. Melissa Essential Oil is recommended to bring balance to this energy center as it facilitates the smooth flow of energy. The oil also aids in boosting self-confidence by dispelling negativity. It supports our willingness to be released from self-conscious thoughts and invites contentment within the sacral chakra.

Third/Solar Plexus Chakra: The third chakra is where Melissa Essential Oil can aid in discovering our inner sense of strength and confidence. This essential oil can also support in managing nervousness, promoting the well-being of our adrenal glands.

Fourth/Heart Chakra: Melissa Essential Oil aids in achieving equilibrium between self-love and love for others and also facilitates release from emotional pain. On a physical level, this oil has a calming effect on any tension in the circulatory system.

The Sixth/Third Eye Chakra can benefit from Melissa Essential Oil's exceptionally high energetic vibration. This can aid in the activation of the third eye chakra and is often used during meditations focused on opening this chakra. Additionally, Melissa has been known to help alleviate headaches.

Seventh/Crown Chakra: Melissa Essential Oil activates the Crown Chakra by dispelling anxieties and harmful feelings, allowing for a peaceful state of mind and elevated energy levels!


Physical Leaves: Green

Oil: Light Yellow

Etheric: Blue, Green, Gold, Red

How to Use Melissa Essential Oil (Lemonbalm)

Convenient: Apply one or two drops onto clean and unbroken skin. A few drops on the wrists, shoulders, temples, or neck will leave a pleasant scent and invite feelings of love and affection. * Note: It may be too potent to use without dilution on the face.

Mixed with Carrier Oil: For every ounce of grapeseed, rosehip, jojoba, or hazelnut oil, add 5 drops of the blend. Apply the mixture to the desired area for healing.

Bath: Mix 8 drops with 3 handfuls of bath salt and spread evenly, or combine 8 drops with vodka or whole milk and mix well.

Shower: Begin by spending at least 3 minutes in a hot shower, then turn off the water or position it away from the body. Take 3-5 drops of oil in the palm of your hand and evenly spread it over your damp body (excluding the face). The oil will efficiently absorb into the skin, and you may choose to rinse off once more, or leave it on.

Diffusor Usage: It is recommended to follow the instructions provided by the diffusor manufacturer. As a general guideline, add approximately 8 drops.

Deodorize Your Room: Mix 15 drops of Melissa essential oil with 2oz of distilled water. Use a spray bottle to distribute the mixture throughout the room as needed.

_Note: This oil is highly potent. It is recommended to only use 5 drops per ounce of carrier oil.*

Experience the reason behind why Melissa Essential Oil (Lemonbalm) is highly regarded as a potent herbal remedy by both historical Greek and Roman healers, as well as contemporary aromatherapists.

*Please Note: This is a very potent oil. A little goes a long way. 

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