Also known as lemon balm, melissa has been used for brain health, strengthening memory and easing panic and anxiety. Although it is a member of the mint family, it has a surprisingly sweet, fresh and citrusy aroma. It has been used to calm nerves and fight depression. It helps with nausea, vomiting and cools a fever. Melissa encourages hormone balance, relieves PMS and menstrual symptoms as well as it can soothe respiratory conditions.
Blends well with basil, roman chamomile, frankincense, geranium, lavender and ylang-ylang.
Anxiety/Depression: Diffuse or you can apply it to your wrists or the back of your neck.
Memory: Diffuse daily.
Nausea/vomiting: Combine 2-3 drops with a carrier oil (coconut oil, Jojoba oil, etc) and apply to the back of the neck. Can take 1 drop in water or a cup of tea.
Nervousness: Combine 2-3 drops with a carrier oil (coconut oil, Jojoba oil, etc) and apply to the back of the neck.
Do not use if you are pregnant as Melissa oil is an emmenagogue. Consult your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, nursing, are on medications or being treated for other medical.