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Melissa Melissa officinalis Aromatic Description: Citrus, herbaceous Distillation Method: Steam Distillation Plant Part: Leaf, top As one of our rarest and most expensive oils, Melissa essential oil has a wide range of benefits and uses. Due to its positive effect on mood, Melissa has long been used to help calm feelings of tension and nervousness when applied topically. Also known as lemon balm, the sweet, fresh, citrus-like fragrance of Melissa was known to attract honey bees. This is where the name “Melissa” came from, which is Greek for honey bee. How to use: Aromatically S Essential Oil Spotlight Use Melissa at night to promote a peaceful environment that will encourage a restful night of sleep. S Apply to calm feelings of tension and promote emotional well being. S Promote feelings of confidence and positive emotional health by using Melissa in your bedroom, living room, bathroom, or kitchen. Topically S S After a long day, let your mind and body relax and unwind with a massage featuring Melissa essential oil. Rejuvenate and keep skin clear by adding a few drops of Melissa to your daily moisturiser. S Add Melissa to a spray bottle with water and spritz over the face to promote clean-looking skin and to refresh the mind. Take care to cover eyes and other sensitive areas. Aroma Blend: SS Melissa SS Lavender S Basil 14 EUROPE LIVING MAGAZINE