Valerian essential oil is derived from the root of the Valeriana officinalis plant, commonly known as valerian. Valerian is a perennial herb that is native to Europe and parts of Asia, and it has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. Extracts and oil made from Valerian roots are used as flavoring in foods and beverages. Valerian Essential Oil is commonly used for sleep disorders, anxiety, psychological disorder. Valerian Essential oil is known to help lower blood pressure, stimulate the appetite and improve digestion.
Botanical Name: Valeriana officinalis
Plant Part: Plant roots
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation from roots
Odor and appearance: Smells like neem, woody fragrance
Country of Origin: China
Main Constituents: Valerian essential oil contains a variety of chemical compounds that contribute to its unique aroma and therapeutic properties. The main constituents found in valerian essential oil include Valerenic Acid, Valerenol, Bornyl Acetate, Germacrene-D, Valeranone, Limonene
Common Uses: Valerian essential oil is known for its calming and relaxing properties, and it has been traditionally used to promote sleep and reduce anxiety and stress. Here are some common uses and benefits of valerian essential oil:
Sleep Aid: Valerian oil is often used to help improve sleep quality and address insomnia. It can be diffused in the bedroom, added to a bath before bedtime, or blended with a carrier oil and applied to the pulse points.
Stress and Anxiety Relief: The calming properties of valerian oil make it beneficial for reducing stress and anxiety. It can be used in aromatherapy or in massage blends to promote relaxation and a sense of tranquility.
Muscle Relaxation: Valerian essential oil may help relieve muscle tension and discomfort when applied topically in a massage oil.
Nervous System Support: Valerian Essential oil has been used to support the nervous system and promote overall well-being.
Note:Valerian essential oil is classified as a base note in aromatherapy.
Blend Well With: Valerian essential oil has a potent and unique aroma, which may not blend harmoniously with all essential oils. However, some oils can complement its earthy and musky scent, creating interesting aromatic combinations. Essential oils that can blend well with valerian essential oil are Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Sweet Marjoram.
Contraindications: Valerian Essential oil is considered safe to use. Just like many other essential oils, it is wise to use this oil after dilution with a carrier oil, as it can be sensitive and irritating to the skin. Before you use Valerian Essential oil on your skin, it is advisable that you conduct a patch test before making it a routine.
Do not use internally, unless directed by a physician. For pregnant women and nursing mothers, it is safe to consult first with your physician before using Amyris essential oil. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions.
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