Below you will find a summary of information you need to know about Melissa essential oil compiled from posts we published this week. Check our Free EO Class page for more information on this and other essential oils. Questions? Leave a comment below or ask in our facebook group.

Lea Jacobson Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and author of Essential Oil Profiles.

Basic information for Melissa essential oil…

Botanical/Latin name(s): Melissa officinalis

Steam distilled from the flowers of the plant.

Shelf life is 2 years.

Therapeutic properties of Melissa essential oil…

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Benefits of Melissa essential oil…

Digestiveparasites, bloating, gas, poor digestion, indigestion
Immuneinflammation, virus
Limbic/Emotionaldepression, anxiety, irritability, stress, tension
Muscularspasm, cramp
Nervouspalpitations, nerve pain
Skinbacterial infection, eczema, psoriasis, athlete's foot, fungal infection

Safety of Melissa essential oil…

Safe for everyone except…
  • topically on under age 2 years
  • on hypersensitive, diseased, or damaged skin
  • around cats

When using topically, keep the dilution at or below 0.9% to prevent adverse reactions.

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