I’ve had a few people ask me about melissa so I thought I’d do a little post about the benefits of this super oil! Because the plant yields such a small amount, melissa is one of the rarest oils. Beware: often oils that are marketed as melissa will be a falsely advertised blend of various citrus oils, not pure melissa. Melissa has a light, citrus scent and several beneficial properties and uses.
Some of the biggies are: mood-elevating, calming, promotes restful sleep, and pain – alieving. Diluted melissa can help ease and relieve minor skin irritations. Just be sure to use a carrier oil if you have sensitive skin. With all of that going for it (now that seasonal threats are around the corner) you know I’m going to be stocking up on melissa whenever I can!