St John's Wort (Infused) Carrier Oil
- Product Code: CO-W03
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £6.50
Our St John's Wort Oil (Hypericum perforatum) is extracted from the buds and flowers of a perennial plant that is native to Britain and France. It is prepared by infusing the plant material in a fixed oil (we use Sunflower Oil) for approximately three weeks. This infusion is then pressed and strained resulting in a therapeutic oil that is bright red in colour.
St John’s Wort Oil is excellent for use on the skin as it has soothing, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and analgesic properties. Applied topically it can be useful for eczema, psoriasis, mild burns (including sunburn), bruising, haemorrhoids, varicose veins, minor wounds, sores and ulcers. It is particularly beneficial in treating wounds where there has been damage to nerve tissue. Similarly it is said to help treat conditions such as arthritis, neuralgia, sciatica and fibrositis.
St John’s Wort has also been used traditionally as a herbal remedy (when taken internally) for anxiety and depression.
Usage: We recommend that you use St John's Wort oil at 10-50% dilution with a lighter base oil. Blends particularly well with Calendula Oil.
- The oil should only be used for external application and should not be taken internally.
- St John's Wort, when taken internally, is known to interact with many prescribed medications. Evidence suggests that SJW preparations may interact with medicines, either by affecting drug metabolism or levels of neurotransmitters. Unfortunately there isn't enough reliable information available to know if St John's Wort oil is safe when applied topically to the skin. We would therefore recommend that you do not use this oil when taking prescribed medications unless you have the express approval of your health care provider.
- Do not apply to fair or sensitive skin prior to sun exposure as it may cause photosensitivity.
Try regular massage with 20ml Macadamia Nut Oil, 5ml Calendula Oil, 5ml St John's Wort Oil, 2 drops Yarrow essential oil, 2 German Chamomile and 6 Lavender.
Mix 20ml Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel, 5ml St John's Wort Oil, 5ml Calendula Oil, 2 drops German Chamomile essential oil and 15 drops Lavender.
For muscular pain & spasm
Blend 25ml Sweet Almond Oil, 5ml St John's Wort Oil, 3 drops Black Spruce essential oil, 3 Plai, 1 Black Pepper and 8 Lavender.