“Diffuse to create a relaxing environment. Rub on forehead, shoulders, or chest. Add a drop or two to flavor tea or homemade ice cream.”
Melissa officinalis, also known as lemon balm, received the name “Melissa” because of its sweet, fresh, citrus-like fragrance, which was known to attract bees (Melissa is Greek for “honey bee”). A highly sought after oil, Melissa has a wide range of benefits and uses. Melissa is used as a flavor in teas and ice cream and is some times used in fish dishes. Melissa has long been used to help create a relaxing, comforting environment. Diffusing Melissa at night can help initiate a restful sleep environment. More confirming clinical research is needed, but preclinical studies suggest Melissa may help support a healthy inflammatory response, when taken internally.
Hi everyone, Krista Joy Palmer here!
I’m a big fan of doTERRA lemon essential oil, and I wanted to share some of the benefits I’ve experienced with it.
One of the things I love most about lemon oil is its energizing and invigorating aroma. It’s perfect for diffusing in the morning to wake me up and get my day started. I often say: Citrus in the morning to wake up and uplift, trees in the evening to calm, center and rest.
Lemon oil is also great for cleaning and purifying surfaces. I like to add a few drops to a spray bottle of water and use it to wipe down my countertops and kitchen surfaces.
Did you know lemon oil is an easy sticky tag and sticker remover? Try it!
And finally, lemon oil is a natural digestive aid. I sometimes add a drop to my water or tea to help keep my digestive system running smoothly. It’s a gentle detox every day. Consider 2 to 10 drops in your water every day, the benefits are amazing.
There is so much more to this amazing gift of the earth but that’s a start. One of the lowest cost essential oils, it is easy to take it for granted. But, the research keeps pouring in that this powerhouse is a must-have everyday.