Regularly used by the ancient Greeks, “melissa oil” or “lemon balm” offers a number of health benefits. The oil possesses natural digestive properties that help relieve mild stomach discomfort.
In fact, the oil also provides relief from tension and overwrought nerves. Melissa calms the body and eases you into a solid night’s sleep. On the other hand, it’s quite stimulating when it comes to cognitive function.
The oil’s strong immune supportive properties, along with its natural ability to calm and relieve, make it one powerful agent to have on hand when you?re in need of comfort.
To support digestion and relieve nausea, diffuse or add a couple drops to your hot tea and drink. You can also support the immune system with an internal application or apply 1-2 drops under the tongue.
For emotional health, mix 1-2 drops with a carrier oil and massage into the forehead, chest, and shoulders. You can also use melissa to stimulate cognitive function by using in a room spray. Lastly, you can apply melissa topically to support skin health. Simply rub 1-2 drops softly over the affected area or add to your daily moisturizer.
General Methods of Application
Apply NEAT. Aromatically. Internally. Topically.
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use. Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children.
Blend Recipe: Massage Oil for Stress Relief
1 Tbsp Carrier Oil
1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
3 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
3 drops Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
4 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
4 drops Fennel Essential Oil
5 drops Melissa Essential Oil
For a blend of oils that melt away stress and ease achy muscles and joints, blend together the above oils until well combined. Apply in a full-body massage, paying special attention to the neck, back, and shoulders. Recommendation: prior to a stressful event, use this massage blend twice, 6 hours apart.