Melrose™ Essential Oil

It is that time of year again! Allergies, air conditioning and extreme heat with a side of stress can be more than enough for one’s palette to bear. This spring I discovered a new Young Living Essential Oil&#0153 called Melrose. One word describes this oil. Nom:) I walked around with a bottle in my pocket for 2 weeks. I would put a couple of drops in my hand and breathe in the smelly goodness for 3 or 4 minutes, noticing it’s effects both physically and mentally. It would calm my mind and open up my lungs to allow in more oxygen. I also used it while taking a hot shower by putting a few drops in a diffuser in the bathroom.

It contains 4 oils that make the combination an amazing air purifier (tea tree & clove),an anti inflammatory(naouli), as well as a stress reliever.

Whenever I try a new essential oil, I will spend a fair amount of time looking through scientific journals to see what research has been done with the oils I am using in reference to the brain. I was overjoyed to see that Rosemary, one of the key ingredients in Melrose, has been studied quite extensively and has been shown to improve cognitive performance while decreasing stress levels. I have included links to the abstracts below if you are interested in reading more about the significant effect rosemary has on study power and decision making.

Aromas of rosemary and lavender essential oils differentially affect cognition and mood in healthy adults

Smelling lavender and rosemary increases free radical scavenging activity and decreases cortisol level in saliva.