Essential oils have been growing in popularity. As media continues to expose health risks associated with chemical laden products, people are turning towards natural plant-based products. Essential oils can be applied to the skin, inhaled or ingested. (1)
One of the most expensive essential oils on the market is Melissa Essential Oil. Depending on where you buy this oil, it can run anywhere from $65 – $200 for 5 ml. Melissa oil is made from the plant, Melissa Officinalis. This plant is commonly known as lemon balm. The health benefits for this oil are vast. It has antidepressant, cordial, nerving, emmenagogue, sedative, antispasmodic, stomachic, antibacterial, carminative, diaphoretic, febrifuge, hypotensive, sudorific, and tonic substance properties. (2)
Melissa oil is made from Lemon Balm and has numerous health benefits making it well worth the cost!
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