Melissa Oil in Golden Jojoba
Native to south-central Europe, the Mediterranean, and Asia, melissa is an perennial herb in the mint family. Also known as lemon balm, the use of this herb extends back to Ancient Greece and Rome, where it was referred to as "the elixir of life." Melissa has a tart, lemony aroma with herbaceous undertones.
Melissa essential oil is often the first choice in the treatment of cold sores. It may also fight other viruses in the herpes family, and it could stop the spread of viral infections. A study published in the journal Phytomedicine in 2008 found that high Melissa oil concentrations abolished herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 completely in vitro. Researchers tested the oil on monkey kidney cells using a plaque reduction assay. The researchers concluded that Melissa essential oil could treat herpes due to its antiviral effects and its ability to penetrate the skin with its lipophilic effects.
A study published in the journal CNS Drugs in 2013 found that Melissa essential oil may improve anxiety, cognition, neuroprotectivity, and depression.
Apply topically no dilution needed.