Mugwort is a widely growing herb native to temperate Europe, Africa, and Asia. It belongs to the same family of plants as wormwood. Like wormwood, it has a long history of being used for flavoring and for medicinal purposes, particularly for pain relief, treatment of fever, and as a diuretic. Mugwort Essential Oil contains the fragrant compounds that give Mugwort its characteristic scent, and it also contains moderate amounts of thujone, a powerful psychoactive substance. For this reason, therapeutic use of Mugwort Essential Oil requires particular care, and prolonged use of Mugwort Essential Oil should be avoided.
NOTE: Due to its moderate thujone content, Mugwort Essential Oil should not be used on children, during pregnancy, or while breastfeeding.
Specific Benefits of Mugwort Essential Oil as follows:PMS relief... Because of its pain relief and emmenagogue properties, Mugwort is a great essential oil to ease menstrual cramps and offer relief from symptoms caused by PMS.
Whole-body tonic... Mugwort Essential Oil is a tonic for the whole body, acting primarily by balancing and detoxifying the liver and maintaining the proper discharge of hormones.
Insect repellent... Mugwort Essential Oil is an effective natural insect repellents, with a few drops of the oil sufficient to drive away mosquitoes, gnats, flies, and other pests.
Properties: Anthelmintic, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Febrifuge, Insecticide, Tonic
Perfumery Note: Top
Aroma: Herbaceous, Warm, Bitter
Blends with: Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Manuka, Myrrh
Recipes We Love:Relieving belly cramps:
1 oz. Argan Oil
6 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
6 drops Mugwort Essential Oil
4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Mix the oils together and then massage the blend onto your belly to relieve the muscles and nerves and to easy cramps.
Hormone Balancing Inhalation:
All of these essential oils are known to help balance hormones. You can mix and match them as you prefer by using a few drops of each in your diffuser.
Natural insect repellent:
Both of these oils are highly effective natural insect repellents. Simply add a drop of them to your clothes to ward away bugs and other pests.