doTERRA's Melissa Essential Oils is one of its rarest oils - hence its price. It has a wide range of benefits and uses.
Normally, expensive oils are only available for retail in a diluted form, like Jasmine, Neroli or Rose, but this Melissa is 100% pure. Also known as lemon balm, Melissa is the Greek for 'honey bee' which Melissa attracts due to its sweet, citrus-like fragrance.
Because of its positive uplifting scent, Melissa has long been used to help calm feelings of tension and promote a sense of centredness and balance. Diffusing Melissa at night can help create a restful sleep environment and promote emotional wellbeing. Melissa is also used as a flavour in teas and ice cream as well as with some fish dishes.
Emotional Benefits of Melissa
Melissa is a crown chakra oil related to spiritual connection and briging light and truth - partiucularly to dark or impossible situations. If you're feeling despairing or hopeless, Melissa renews our faith and opens us up to possibility and change. Melissa stills negative chatter and clears blocks and toxins. It uplifts and invigorates our body, mind and spirit and heals and brings strength and optimism. Take heart - a change is coming.
Melissa is used in traditional medicine to treat a number of health concerns, including insomnia, anxiety, migraines, hypertension, diabetes, cold sores and dementia. It has been used to fight infections and as an anti-inflammatory. It's a calming and soothing oil which helps to restore emotional and physical balance and clear thinking. It is partiucularly repleneshing for the skin, livening older skin, and can be added to face toners and creams. It has been used to treat eczema and acne.
- Diffuse at night or rub on forehead, shoulders, or chest for feelings of calmness and to promote sleep and emotional well-being.
- Diffuse to create a relaxing environment before a restful night’s sleep.
- Use as an anti-inflammatory and wound healing to decrease recovery time. Can be applied directly to the skin.
- Add to moisturiser or a spray bottle with water and spritz on face to revitalise the appearance of the skin and feel refreshed.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Food additive use: Add 1 or 2 drops to food or a veggie cap.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimise any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
dōTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils represent the purest and most potent oils in the world and have been specifically developed to soothe emotions and help balance hormones. They are one of only two companies whose oils are so pure that you can ingest them, put them directly on your skin undiluted (some oils such as oregano will always need diluting) and even use them diluted on toddlers. Check your bottle of oil and it will warn you not to ingest it, not to put it on your skin undiluted and not to use it on children - it may even have 'poison' written on the bottle. With dōTERRA oils esential oils, you CAN ingest them (those that are edible); you CAN put them on your skin) and CAN use them on youngsters, because they are so pure.
Caution: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration in the US. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.