One of the rarest oil, Melissa, has a wide range of therapeutic properties. This oil is steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of the plant. When diffused, the delicate, lemony aroma of this oil calms the nerves and tension, and increases the mood. Affecting not only the Emotional System, Melissa affects the Skin by repelling seasonal bugs and soothing stomach discomfort.
Camelite water was used in France by the Carmelite monks. Melissa was the main ingredient. It is believed to promote fertility, for nervous disorders, and for ailments of the heart or emotions. It blends well with floral and citrus oils, specifically Geranium and Lavender. It enhances the other oils’ properties and creates harmony with the oils.
Melissa can be diffused to quickly uplifts the mood and aids in balancing emotions. It can also be applied topically without being diluted to reflex points or to area of concern. Melissa can also be added to cooking as a flavoring, taken in capsules, 1 drop to 1 tsp honey or 4 oz of beverage.