Melissa Officinalis aka Lemon Balm

Melissa is a small herb grown mainly in France and Spain. The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the herb. Essential Oil of Melissa carries a delightfully sweet lemony aroma. Melissa Essential Oil was known as the Elixir of Life during medieval times. It works well as an antidepressant, calming, sedative, and tonic.
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Melissa Essential Oil calms the senses and brings joy to the inner self. It brings relief to those suffering from anxiety and/or panic. Essential Oil of Melissa works as a tonic for the heart and helps lower blood pressure.

Following are some recipes for using Melissa Essential Oil:

Tonic for the Heart
Blend
8 drops Melissa Essential Oil
5 drops Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
2 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
To 1 ounce of your favorite Carrier Oil
Use this blend in the bath (10-15) drops, or as a body massage concentrating on the arms, feet, and legs.

Sedative for Anxiety or Panic
Blend
8 drops Melissa Essential Oil
5 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
2 drops Vetivert Essential Oil
To 1 ounce of your favorite Carrier Oil
Use this blend in an aroma lamp (3-5) drops, in the bath (10-15) drops, as a massage oil (concentrating on the arms, neck, and shoulders), and/or wear as a body perfume.

Antidepressant
Blend
8 drops Melissa Essential Oil
4 drops Orange Essential Oil
3 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
To 1 ounce of your favorite Carrier Oil
Use this blend in an aroma lamp (3-5) drops, in the bath (10-15) drops, as a massage oil (concentrating on the arms, neck, and shoulders), and/or wear as a body perfume.

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Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have pertaining to using essential oils as aromatherapy. Please put ‘Aromatherapy’ in the subject line.
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References:
Aromatherapy Blends and Remedies by Franzesca Watson
Perfumes, Splashes and Colognes by Nancy M. Booth
The Fragrant Heavens by Valerie Ann Worwood

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