Yarrow (Blue) Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-Y01
- Availability: In Stock
Yarrow essential oil has a penetrating, fresh green, sweet herbaceous, slightly camphoraceous odour. Yarrow is similar in action to German Chamomile and is particularly beneficial for allergies, skincare, stress-related conditions and insomnia.
- Ex Tax: £10.25
Yarrow is a perennial herb with a single stem, fine feathery leaves and lace like clusters of pink, white flowers. The plant is native to Eurasia, but is now found in many parts of the world. Yarrow essential oil is steam-distilled from the plant’s leaves and flowering tops. During the distillation process the plant material releases chamazulene which gives the essential oil a vivid blue colour.
The herb Yarrow has been used since ancient time for its healing properties. It is also known as ‘soldiers wound wort’ and it was reputedly used by Greek hero, Achilles, to help heal battle wounds during the Trojan War.
Yarrow is closely related to the Chamomiles and it has a wide variety of aromatherapy applications. It is used extensively in cosmetic preparations and skincare and is also helpful for allergies, stress-related conditions and insomnia.
- Species: Achillea millefolium
- Plant family: Asteraceae
- Origin: UK
- Note: Middle
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin.
The high chamazulene content of Blue Yarrow essential oil gives it excellent antiseptic and anti- inflammatory properties. It can be used externally for wounds, burns, rashes, sores and inflamed skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Yarrow’s astringent and regulating properties also make it helpful for balancing oily skin, hair and scalp conditions. Yarrow oil is believed to strengthen the hair shaft, treat split ends, stimulate new hair growth and promote a healthy scalp.
Blue Yarrow essential oil has balancing, soothing and liberating properties. It is helpful for stress, nervous tension and is believed to be invaluable in treating insomnia. On an emotional level Yarrow is said to help strengthen intuition and insight and help people to become more open!
Yarrow’s powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory action can be used to treat a wide variety of complaints including pain and inflammation, fever, respiratory infections and digestive problems. It can also be helpful for Hay Fever, menstrual and menopausal problems and cystitis.
Blends well with:
Cedarwood, Pine, Valerian, Vetiver.
Sunburn Soothing Gel
Mix 40ml Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel, 14 drops of Lavender, 4 drops Yarrow and 2 drops German Chamomile. Stir well and apply liberally and often.
Cooling Bath & Shower Gel
Great for heat rash, fatigue or general lethargy: 120ml SLS Free Bath & Shower Gel, 5ml Vitamin E Oil, 5ml Argan Oil, 8 drops Lime essential oil, 8 drops Geranium, 4 drops Spearmint, 4 drops Yarrow and 4 drops Peppermint. Do not use before bed as the essential oils may have a mildly stimulating effect.
Aromatherapy Gel for Eczema
Mix 50ml Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel, 2ml Red Carrot Oil, 5ml Avocado Oil, 8 drops Geranium essential oil, 4 drops Yarrow and 2 drops German Chamomile. Apply regularly to affected areas.
Bath Salts for Arthritic Inflammation
Mix 100g Fine Dead Sea Salt, 10 drops Lavender, 2 drops German Chamomile and 2 drops Yarrow. Mix well and store in an airtight jar. Enough for 2 baths.