Melissa (Melissa officinalis) has a light, fresh, lemony scent that is strengthening and revitalizing, yet soothing and calming. The plant is very gentle and delicate, and the oil helps to bring out those characteristics in an individual.
It was an important ingredient in Carmelite water (distilled in France since 1611 by members of the Carmelite Order) and used to support the nervous system.
Several studies report that Melissa may benefit the skin. It is also comforting during the cold season and supportive of immune system function.*