Melissa  Melissa officinalis

With the ability to positively affect mood, Melissa essential oil is often used to reduce tense feelings, promote relaxation, and calm feelings of nervousness.*

Primary Benefits
• May help to support a healthy immune system*
• Calms tension and nerves
• Promotes feelings of relaxation

Aromatic Description
Citrus, herbaceous

Collection Method
Steam Distillation

Plant Part
Leaf, top

Main Constituents
Geranial, germacrene, neral, β-caryophyllene

Geranial, the monoterpene alcohol which is one of the primary chemical constituents of melissa essential oil, is known for its strong lemon odor.
Research

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Aromatic Usage Suggestions

  • Calms tension and nerves.
  • Diffuse at night or rub on forehead, shoulders, or chest to lessen stress and promote emotional well-being.
  • Diffuse to create a relaxing environment that encourages a restful night’s sleep.
  • Promotes feelings of relaxation.
  • Promotes emotional health.
Topical Usage Suggestions

  • Rub on forehead, shoulders, or chest to help lessen feelings of stress and promote emotional well-being.
  • Add to moisturizer or a spray bottle with water and spritz on face to rejuvenate skin and refresh the mind.
  • Add to moisturizer or a spray bottle with water and spritz on face to rejuvenate skin and refresh your thoughts.
  • Blends well with dōTERRA On Guard® to boost its benefits.
Internal Use Suggestions:

  • Take in a veggie capsule to support healthy immune system*
  • Place one to two drops under the tongue or on roof of mouth and swallow.
Can be applied topically without dilution (neat)

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with  Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Cautions

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.