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Damiana Essential Oil

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Discover the allure of Edens Garden's Damiana essential oil. With a history as exotic as its unique aroma, Damiana is not only renowned for its use in potions that stir up amorous passion but also esteemed for its role in crafting Mexican liqueurs, tonics, and herbal teas. Its aroma is a delightful blend of pungent and bitter-sweet notes, reminiscent of stronger chamomile essential oils.

Hailing from the small shrubs native to Central and South America and the southwestern United States, Damiana blooms in early-to-late summer, bearing small fruits with a taste akin to figs or bitter-sweet dates. The oil, distilled from the leaves and blossoms, has a captivating scent that evokes novelty and curiosity. Mexican folklore even credits Damiana infusions as key ingredients in the original margaritas and cola beverage recipes!

Incorporating Damiana essential oil into your daily routine is simple and rewarding. Blend it with carrier oils for an exotic massage experience, perfect for intimate and celebratory occasions. You can also add a few drops to your diffuser, filling your space with its unique aroma. For a DIY skincare treat, mix Damiana with your favorite lotion or cream. Remember, always do a patch test before topical use and dilute with a carrier oil. Dive into the fascinating world of wellness with Damiana essential oil – a celebration of nature's diversity and richness. Experience the intriguing aroma and wellness benefits of Damiana today!


Botanical Name: Turnera diffusa

Origin: Mexico

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Flower/ Leaves

Note: Middle

Family: Passifloraceae

Blends Well With: Citruses and florals such as Rose

Aroma: Sweet, fruity, bright, with earthy undertones

Consistency: Thin- Medium

Color: Pale Yellow

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 2-3 Years

Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Damiana essential oil good for?
  • Damiana essential oil is good for a variety of everyday purposes. It contains a significant amount of a natural constituent called 1,8- cineole which has been studied for its ability to support the respiratory system and reduce congestion. Damiana’s sweet and floral aroma also makes it a natural mood booster and stress reliever. Historically, Damiana was used as an aphrodisiac to boost libido. Finally, its unique aroma makes it a welcome addition to sophisticated essential oil blends and high-end fragrances.
What is Damiana oil?
  • Native to Central and South America, Damiana oil is produced from the flowers and leaves of the damiana herb (Turnera diffusa) – a plant with an exotic history. While this herb’s lore is often associated with its history of use in potions to arouse passion, it is more recently associated with its use as an ingredient in Mexican liqueurs, tonics and herbal teas. Mexican folklore claims that herbal infusions of Damiana were key components in the "original" margaritas. Its aroma is unique: pungent, bitter-sweet and floral with some similarities to Chamomile. When diluted, it is a wondrous element in massage oil and is well suited for intimacy and celebratory occasions.
What is the herb Damiana good for?
  • The Damina herb is steam distilled to produce 100% pure essential oil which is beneficial for a variety of health conditions. Its sweet, soothing aroma helps to reduce feelings of anxiousness when diffused and inhaled. Damiana oil has also been known to alleviate headache and neck tension. When used in a massage, it can enhance sensuality and sexual desire. Its versatility makes it a worthy addition to your aromatherapy arsenal.
Does Damiana help erectile dysfunction?
  • Throughout history, Damiana has been revered for its natural aphrodisiac properties. Even today, Damiana is found in formulations that assist with erectile dysfunction, low libido and other sexual dysfunctions. Damiana essential oil was also formulated into our Aphrodisiac essential oil blend for this reason. To use Damiana, we suggest diluting 18 drops of it in 2 tablespoons of carrier oil. Light some candles and use this oil in a romantic massage for your partner.
How quickly does Damiana work?
  • The way you use Damiana essential oil can affect how quickly it works. Additionally, the purpose you’re addressing by using Damina must also be considered. Inhalation is one of the fastest methods of absorbing essential oils into the bloodstream. This method of application is recommended for respiratory issues, mood, headaches, sleep, energy and focus. Topical use of essential oils on the skin allows essential oil to enter the bloodstream slower, which is recommended if you’re applying the oil to areas of inflammation, scrapes, minor burns, wrinkles, scars and other areas of concern.
Who should not take Damiana?
  • Damaina essential oil is safe to use when proper safety guidelines are followed. When using Damiana oil topically, we always recommend diluting it beforehand to prevent skin irritation. Because of its high concentration, only a little is needed to be diffused. We recommend diffusing 10 - 15 drops per 100 ml of water. Because babies are more sensitive to essential oils and don’t metabolize them as well as adults, we do not recommend using Damiana oil around children under 2 years old.
What blends well with Damiana?
  • Damiana’s sweet, floral, fruity and bright aroma makes it an excellent addition to other blends. This highly versatile oil blends well with citruses such as Lemon, Lime, Yuzu and Clementine as well as florals such as Rose, Lavender and Ylang Ylang. One of our favorite sweet and floral DIY diffuser blends is a combination of 2 drops Patchouli, 1 drop Damiana and 1 drop Ylang Ylang. Add this blend to your essential oil diffuser for a cheerful atmosphere.
What essential oil can you substitute for Rosemary?
  • Several essential oils offer similar benefits to Rosemary and can act as a substitute for Rosemary oil. For respiratory support, use Damiana, Eucalyptus, Cajeput, Peppermint or Tea Tree oil. To promote hair growth, reach for Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Lavender oil. For memory and focus, use Peppermint, Spike Lavender or Sage. If you’re looking to use Rosemary for its herbal aroma, you may also like Sage, Basil, Thyme or Cilantro.
What does Davana essential oil smell like?
  • Davana has a sweet, fruity and uplifting aroma. Many people have likened its aroma to watermelon or fruit salad. In perfumery, Davana is often paired with florals such as Rose, Magnolia and Osmanthus. For a fun and uplifting DIY diffuser blend, combine 3 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Davana, 2 drops Lime and 1 drop Ylang Ylang in your essential oil diffuser.
Is Damiana a hallucinogen?
  • Damiana has been touted by many as having a hallucinogenic effect. However, there is no evidence to support these claims. Still, Damiana is a natural mood enhancer that can reduce stress, alleviate headaches and support mental health. To use Damiana for these purposes, add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water.
Does Damiana have side effects?
  • Damiana essential oil does not have adverse side effects when following proper essential oil safety guidelines. For example, due to its concentrated nature, a little Damiana oil goes a long way. For this reason, we recommend diluting Damiana oil prior to topical use. If using Damiana oil in an essential oil diffuser, we suggest only using about 10 drops per every 100 ml of water. Furthermore, when diffusing ensure that there is adequate ventilation.
Is Damiana good for anxiety?
  • Damiana essential oil’s soothing aroma makes it a great oil for alleviating feelings of anxiety. It is especially helpful for anxiety relief when paired with other soothing essential oils such as Lavender oil, Clary Sage, Sweet Marjoram and Patchouli. To create your own soothing essential oil blend, add 4 drops Lavender, 3 drops Sweet Orange and 3 drops Damiana to your essential oil diffuser. Diffuse to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Alternatively, add this blend to an Essential Oil Inhaler and carry with you throughout the day.
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Damiana batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Tunera diffusa. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

PERFUME: Combine 10 drops Damiana, 4 drops Elemi, 4 drops Rose Geranium in 1 oz grain alcohol. Let sit for an hour, then top off with 2 oz distilled water and transfer to a glass spray bottle.

APHRODISIAC: To 1 oz base lotion, thoroughly stir in 5 drops Damiana, 5 drops Neroli and 2 drops Lavender Spike. Massage onto partner to elicit romantic energy.

CALM: Add 10 drops Damiana, 10 drops Bergamot and 10 drops Muhuhu to the Ceramic Bloom Diffuser petals. Alternatively, half this recipe and add to a personal inhaler.

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