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43 Unbelievable Uses of Melissa Essential Oil

Written by Reannan Raine and updated on July 26, 2017
Melissa Essential Oil

Melissa essential oil is also commonly called lemon balm (buy it here). The botanical name of the plant that it is steam distilled from is Melissa officinalis. This oil has a fresh lemon fragrance that is very uplifting. It has antibacterial, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific and tonic medicinal properties. This is a wonderful oil that has been appreciated for over 2,000 years for all of its unbelievable uses.

1. Lower Blood Pressure

Ingest 1 to 2 drops of a high quality Melissa essential oil to lower your blood pressure ​(buy it here)​​​. You can also massage a 2% Melissa EO/carrier oil blend into your chest, shoulders and the back of your neck for this benefit.

2. Reduce the Risk of Getting Cancer and Tumors

There hasn’t been enough clinical research done to determine how best to use Melissa EO to help prevent or treat cancer, but there has been enough research done to show that it reduces the viability of glioblastoma multiforme cancer cells.

3. Treat and Prevent Colds and Flu

Practice Melissa essential oil aromatherapy and apply the 2% Melissa oil blend topically to help prevent viral infections. It may also speed recovery from colds and the flu.

Insomnia or sleeplessness

4. Alleviate Insomnia

Drink a warm cup of tea with 1 to 2 drops of Melissa oil added about an hour before you go to bed to help you drop off to sleep more quickly and get more restful sleep. A 30- to 60-minute aromatherapy session can also help with this, as well as a soothing massage with the 2% blend.

*Melissa EO is safe to ingest; however, make sure you are taking high-quality oil that is approved for ingestion.*

5. Calm Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

Practice lemon balm oil aromatherapy for 30 to 60 minutes each day to calm feelings of aggression that often afflict Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

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6. Reduce Cholesterol Levels

Drink 2 to 3 cups of Melissa essential oil tea each day to lower your cholesterol levels.

Vertigo or dizziness

7. Alleviate Vertigo (Dizziness)

Dab a 2% Melissa oil blend behind your ears and rub it into the back of your neck to alleviate vertigo.

8. Control Hypoglycemia

Ingest 2 to 3 drops of Melissa essential oil each day to treat hypoglycemia. Make sure you get a high-quality Melissa oil for ingestion. Mix it into a cup of tea or glass of water.

9. Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Include Melissa essential oil in your Type 2 Diabetes treatment. You can add 2 to 3 drops to a cup of tea and ingest it or practice aromatherapy. Talk to your doctor before adding Melissa EO to your treatment plan.

Important Note: Whatever you choose for an oil, make sure that the oils you purchase are high quality. Remember, you're breathing this oil into your lungs so essential oil quality is a terrible place to cut corners.

10. Prevent Bacterial Infections

Apply the 2% lemon balm/carrier oil blend to wounds and sores to help prevent bacterial infections. Coconut oil is a good carrier oil for this as it also has bactericidal properties.

*Melissa essential oil is rather expensive because of the difficult harvesting process and low amount of oil that can be distilled from the leaves.*

11. Treat Fungal Infections

Use Melissa EO to treat fungal infections like athlete’s foot. You may want to use a 5% to 10% dilution rate for athlete’s foot. Start with the 2% dilution and build up gradually. Do not use the stronger dilution rate for more than two weeks.

12. Relieve Eczema Symptoms

Use the 2% Melissa/carrier oil blend to treat eczema. Jojoba oil is a great carrier oil for eczema. It also has eczema-healing properties.


13. Get Rid of Acne

Moisturize with a 2% Melissa/carrier oil blend to get rid of acne. Jojoba oil is excellent for this as it balances sebum levels, which is the heavy oil that causes acne. Argan oil is also good for acne. It reduces sebum levels, like jojoba, but it is a lighter oil that the skin absorbs quickly.

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