• Buchu Essential Oil

Buchu Essential Oil

  • Product Code: EO-B09
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Buchu essential oil has a sweet, medicinal aroma with hints of blackcurrant. It is used as tonic for the immune system, to soothe the digestive system and to treat infection.
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Buchu is one of South Africa's best known medicinal plants and has been used by the indigenous people of the area for centuries to treat a wide range of ailments. Early Dutch settlers used Buchu to make a brandy tincture and Boegoebrandewyn (Buchu Brandy) is still used today to treat many disorders. It was also popular in the 1800s as a hangover cure and in patent medicines for treating coughs and colds.

In modern aromatherapy Buchu essential oil is used as a tonic for the immune system, to soothe the digestive system and to treat general infections. It is also an effective insect repellent.

  • Species: Agathosma betulina
  • Plant family: Rutaceae 
  • Origin: South Africa
  • Note: Middle 
  • Extraction method: Steam distilled


Safety Note:
Safe when used normally.
Buchu essential oil has antiseptic properties and can be used to treat infection. Is also a useful insect repellent.
Buchu oil can have a calming effect.
Buchu essential oil can help to soothe an irritable tummy and settle the digestive system. It is also believed to help with water retention and cellulite.
Blends well with:
May Chang, Ho leaf and Orange.

Allergens Listing:

Limonene 30%, Linalool 0.5%.

Aches & Pains:

Mix 4 drops of Buchu essential oil, 2 drops of Sweet Thyme and 1 drop of Ginger with 14ml of Arnica Infused oil and massage into the affected area. Alternatively make a hot or cold compress by adding 5 or 6 drops of the pure essential oil blend to a bowl containing 100ml of hot (as hot are you can tolerate) or icy cold water. Place a cloth into the water to absorb the oils, wring out and place over the affected area. As a general rule of thumb, an ice cold compress is used within 24 hours of an injury happening or a combination of hot and cold is used after 24 hours (always start and finish with cold). Compresses are particularly useful for bruises, sprains and muscular aches and pains.

Massage Blend for Indigestion:

Blend 4 drops of Buchu oil, 2 drops of Sweet Orange and 1 drop of Cinnamon Leaf oil with 14ml of fragrance free Moisturising Cream and massage into the tummy in a clockwise direction.

Colds & Flu:

Mix 4 drops of Buchu essential oil, 2 drops of Eucalyptus globulus and 1 drop of Frankincense. Place in an aromatherapy oil burner, vaporiser or diffuser and inhale throughout the day. Alternatively use the same blend of essential oils for a steam inhalation. 

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