Melissa officinalis

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 when applied topically. Also known as lemon balm, the sweet, fresh, citrus-like fragrance of Melissa was known to attract honeybees. This is where the name “Melissa” came from, which is Greek for honey bee.


Melissa officinalis

5 ml
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Primary Benefits

  • When used topically, Melissa can help promote feelings of relaxation.
  • Melissa essential oil is valued for its fresh, sweet, and citrus-like aroma which is uplifting.
  • Melissa is known for its soothing properties and its ability to help calm tension.

Rejuvenate Your Skin

Give your skin an invigorating boost by applying Melissa essential oil. Add Melissa oil to your moisturiser or to a spray bottle with water and spritz your face. This simple essential oil addition will give your skin a rejuvenated feeling.
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  • Add to moisturiser or a spray bottle with water and spritz on face to rejuvenate skin.
  • Rub on forehead, shoulders, or chest for feelings of calm and to promote emotional well-being.
  • After a long day, let your mind and body relax and unwind with a massage featuring Melissa essential oil.
  • Use Melissa oil before bedtime to promote a relaxing environment.

Directions for Use

Topical: For massage, mix 5 drops with 10 ml carrier oil. For bath, mix 5 drops with 5 ml carrier oil. For perfuming, mix 1 drop to 10 drops carrier oil. For topical use only.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. Consult your doctor if pregnant or in treatment. Avoid eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Why Bulgaria?

Bulgaria is an agricultural haven for growing aromatic plants and is home to people rich in expertise. Near the Black Sea, the sunny and dry climate, coupled with the sandy, well-drained soil, make the growing conditions in Bulgaria ideal.

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How Does it Work?


Also known as Lemon Balm, Melissa is a perrennial herbaceous plant that grows between 45 to 60 cm in height. The essential oil comes from steam distilling the leaf of the plant.

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Generating Jobs & Preserving Legacy

Bulgaria has historically boasted some of the world’s premier essential oil research, development, and production. However, this faltered in the Post-Communist era due to the government’s financial support for wheat, sunflower, and corn.

This inspired us to establish the Esseterre facility in Dobrich, Bulgaria. Although Esseterre is owned by doTERRA, it really is a Bulgarian firm, built and managed by Bulgarians. Expert managers, distillers, farmers, and engineers combine their impeccable skills and a shared commitment to positively impact their communities.

The establishment of Esseterre has provided significant economic revitalisation to the Dobrich region. It has brought a multi-million investment and many jobs to a country where nearly a quarter of its population lives at or below the global poverty line. 

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What's in your bottle?

You will find your Quality ID on the bottom of doTERRA single essential oil bottles purchased after May 2016. The Quality ID will contain a series of six or seven numbers and one letter.

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