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Yarrow Essential Oil

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Yarrow Essential Oil.

Plant Part: Flowers

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Description: Yarrow is a perennial herb with a simple stem that can grow up to one meter (3 feet) in height. It has fern-like feathery leaves and bears numerous pink-white, dense flower heads. Yarrow is also known as milfoil. This is a reference to its feathery appearance.

Color: Pale greenish blue to dark blue clear liquid.

Common Uses: Yarrow Essential Oil is credited with having an energy similar to that of the earth. This may seem extreme to some, but most aromatherapists agree that it is a balancing, uplifting oil with practical applications on gynecological issues, wounds and open sores. It can also be seen in cosmetics for dry skin care.

Consistency: Thin

Note: Top

Strength of Aroma: Medium

Blends well with: Angelica Root, Cedarwood, Pine, Myrrh, Frankincense and Chamomile.  

Aromatic Scent: Yarrow Essential Oil is viewed as being sweet, herbaceous, with spicy tones.

History: Yarrow has a long history as a medicinal herb, which according to legend goes back to Achilles, who used it to heal wounds inflicted by the sword during the wars with Troy.

Cautions: Yarrow Essential Oil has no known toxicity and is non-irritant in low concentration. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only.

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