Melissa, also known as Lemon Balm, is a small herb native to central and southern Europe. It has a sweet, lemony scent and uplifting and calming properties. It is particularly useful during tense times, helping you to cope with daily stresses by giving you a natural energy boost.

Key melissa oil benefit: Energising
Latin name: Melissa officinalis
Country of origin: France
Blends beautifully with: bergamot and eucalyptus
Comes in a 10ml bottle and contains 2.5ml of oil (approximately 50 drops depending on viscosity)

True Melissa

One of the most precious oils in aromatherapy, it takes up to 5 tonnes of fresh melissa to make just 2lbs of pure Melissa Essential Oil. This is why it’s often adulterated with cheaper lemon essential oil. Ours is true melissa.

Bath & Shower

The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.


This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Not suitable for children under two years old.


Relaxes your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 7 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 3 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Diffusers & Burners

A natural air freshener, this technique creates a relaxing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Not suitable for children under two years old.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Sian T.

Works really quickly on cold sores

Love it

Great product

geraldine a.

The best Melissa essential oil I’ve ever found. And it’s organic. Very happy with this purchase.

David F.
Lovely oil

Usual Neal’s Yard high quality. Gorgeous aroma.

Hennadii P.
Really a true melissa (Melissa Officinalis).

Really a true melissa (Melissa Officinalis). Fabulous smell. Not lemon smell.I do not know why all the aromatherapists on the Internet write about the lemon smell. This is not true. Melissa always smells of the bitter crust of lemon, on which a small spoon of honey from linden flowers. I know how real melissa acts on my health. I often ripped the leaves of melissa in the garden and made tea. I was 12 years old. Now I'm 48 years old. Nothing changed. Melissa makes me feel tired, as if I've been on the beach all day and been scorched in the sun. In addition, when I drink a cup of tea with melissa (it grows in my country and in my city in every small forest and it is grown in its private suburban gardens), it causes mild asthenia. But this is only in the first 2 minutes. Then it evokes a feeling of complete calm and tranquility. The action of a persistent antidepressant with the effect of deep calm.I would rather call this feeling euphoric, when bad thoughts disappear. And come self-confidence and a feeling of complete happiness and comfort.