Melissa Essential Oil & Its Health Benefits

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Melissa Essential oil comes from what herbalists refer to as Lemon Balm. In the herb form it is a sweet, light and fresh scent. As an essential oil there is a gentle citrus scented essential oil that offers many benefits when used. Melissa essential oil has been called the ‘Oil of Light’, and said that it awakens the soul to truth. Melissa is not a common essential oil, but still will be one you will want to try.

Melissa is native to the Mediterranean region and is well known as the Bee plant. It has often been used to treat and heal bee stings. Melissa has been used for its therapeutic properties for many centuries throughout Europe.

Because of its higher price Melissa essential oil is commonly adulterated and combined with other inexpensive oils. So, when you go to purchase make sure to have a scientific name on the label, which is Melissa Officinalis, underneath Melissa.

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