Melissa Essential Oil – Lemon Balm

(Melissa officinalis L.)
(1 customer review)


Melissa Essential Oil (Melissa officinalis L.) from Italy is Eco-cultivated Therapeutic Quality Pure Essential Oil steam distilled from the herbs. Melissa Essential Oil is also know as Lemon Balm.

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Botanical Name Origin Cultivation Method of Extraction Source Note
Melissa officinalis L. Italy Conventional Steam Distilled Herbs Top / Middle
Blends Well With : Organic Lavender Provence Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Egypt, Lemon Essential Oil, Key Lime Essential Oil, Expressed,

Melissa Essential Oil

Melissa Essential Oil (Melissa officinalis L.), also known as Lemon Balm Essential Oil, is from Italy is Therapeutic Quality Pure Essential Oil steam distilled from the herbs.


Melissa is a sweet-scented herb about 60 cms high, soft and bushy, with bright green serrated leaves, square stems and tiny white or pink flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean area and is now common throughout Europe, North America, North Africa and Siberia. It was one of the earliest known medicinal herbs usually associated with nervous disorders, heartbreak and emotional problems.

Our Melissa Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the plant cultivated in Italy. The oil is a pale liquid with a fresh, lemony aroma. Melissa Essential Oil is also known as lemon balm, common balm, bee balm, sweet balm, heart’s delight and honey plant.

Lemon Balm Essential Oil History

In Ancient Greece sprigs of Melissa were used to attract bees and the name comes from the Greek word for honey bee. The Emperor Charlemagne ordered Melissa to be planted in all of his gardens throughout Europe so there would be not shortage. In Germany, Melissa Essential Oil is used as an active ingredient in an ointment called Lomaherpan which is used to treat cold sores and genital herpes.

Melissa Essential Oil Uses

The aroma of Melissa Essential Oil (Melissa officinalis L.) is quite uplifting for persons suffering from emotional difficulties and it helps to revive the spirit.  It is listed in the British Herbal Pharmacopoei78.

Quality & Experience

All our Artisan Aromatics pure essential oils, aromatherapy blends and oil products are therapeutic quality. Using our 20+ years of experience, we’ve gathered the finest quality oils from around the world. To ensure that our pure oils are as fresh and potent as possible, our oils are bottled by hand here in the USA only after we receive each order.

IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses.  Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.

Essential Oil Safety Considerations
Weight 1.5 oz
Dimensions 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.2 in

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1 review for Melissa Essential Oil – Lemon Balm

  1. Tara (verified owner)

    Melissa is a sweet lemony scented oil with a herbal twist. One drop in a diffuser or diluted with FCO and it is a delight. It calms my daily worries and helps me quiet the mind. I sleep quite soundly when I diffuse this. I do notice I sneeze a little at first smell. I have read that Melissa should not be overused for people with allergies.

    It’s a wonderful oil to add to any EO collection.

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