Valerian Essential Oil commonly used in aromatherapy to help provide a calming and restorative effects due to the high amounts of sesquiterpenes in the oil. Due to these properties, Valerian essential oil can be used to assist with restlessness, sleeplessness, trauma or emergency situations. Valerian is a small flowering plant originally native to Europe and Asia. The root of the plant has been used for thousands of years for its calming, grounding, and emotionally stabilizing effects.
Specific Benefits of Valerian Essential Oil as follows:
Sleep aid... Valerian essential oil is commonly used as an alternative to prescription drugs for treating insomnia and sleeplessness because of its safe, gentle, and effective benefits for the body.
Antidepressant and anxiolytic... Recent studies have proven valerian essential oil to be an effective antidepressant. The oil also soothes the nervous system, allowing for a deep release of tension and anxiety and the ability to attain meditative states. Valerian has also been used by German physicians to help with hyperactivity in children, due to the oils attention enhancing benefits.
Detoxifying... In the physical body, valerian essential is used to help the body release toxins from the nerves, joints, blood, and colon.
Properties: Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Anti-epileptic, Antiseptic, Carminative, Nervine, Sedative, Stimulant
Perfumery Note: Base
Aroma: Intense Stinky Cheese Top Note with Warm-Woody, Balsamic and Musky Undertones
Blends with: Cedarwood, Lavender, Mandarin, Patchouli, Rosemary, Scotch Pine
Recipes We Love:Conquering insomnia:
1 oz. Meadowfoam Seed Oil
8 drops Valerian Root Essential Oil
8 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Mix the essential oils with the Meadowfoam Seed Oil, and then apply this blend to your chest and to the back of your neck. Alternately, diffuse Lavender Essential Oil and Valerian Essential Oil before going to sleep.
Stress-relieving bath blend:
1 teaspoon Pomegranate Seed Oil
3 drops Valerian Root Essential Oil
2 drops Dark Aged Patchouli
Mix the essential oils with the pomegranate seed oil before adding them to the bath water to help the oils to disperse well.
Valerian Root Essential Oil
Diffuse a few drops of each essential oil to help your body get rid of long-standing toxins.