We all seek wholeness in our lives but despite even our most earnest attempts, life can feel disjointed. Goldenrod’s genus name is “Solidago,” derived from the Latin word “Solide,” which means “to make whole.” Goldenrod’s grassy, bitter-sweet and earthy aroma soothes the body and mind. It’s ideal for solidifying one’s meditation, massage, yoga or other unifying health practices.
Native Americans used Goldenrod to craft a treatment for insect bites. The root and leaves were brewed into teas for various health conditions. Young Goldenrod leaves may be edible, and the seeds are occasionally consumed.
Naturally sprouting in parts of North America, Goldenrod plants are a genus of over 100 species of flowering plants in the Aster family. They may grow to a height of 3 to 7 feet and have narrow leaves and yellow flowers. The leaves and flowering tops of Goldenrod are put through a steam distillation process to extract the essential oil.
Botanical Name: Solidago canadensis
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Herb
Synonym: Canada goldenrod
Blends Well With: Vetiver, and other resins
Aroma: Grassy, slightly-sweet, herbaceous, and earthy
Color: Clear - Pale Yellow
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 Years
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SPORTS MASSAGE: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 8 drops of Goldenrod, 2 drops of Lavender, 5 drops of Roman Chamomile and 5 drops of Rosemary, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake to mix well. Massage into sore muscles. (1.7% dilution)
BATH SALTS: Combine: 3 drops of Goldenrod, 3 drops of Copaiba, 1 drop of Cedarwood Atlas with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Stir together and add to a full bath for a relaxing soak. Use a spoon to scoop out. Avoid getting product wet to prevent contamination.
INSECT POTPOURRI: Place 2 cups of dried flowers or potpourri in a decorative bowl. Sprinkle: 10-15 drops of Goldenrod over the dried flowers. Place in an area where you want to ward off pests.
BITE AID: In a 1 ounce squeeze bottle add: 5 drops of Goldenrod, 2 drops of Helichrysum, 3 drops of Lavender and 1 ounce of aloe vera gel. Apply 2-3 times a day or as needed to assist the body's natural process of relieving insect bites. (1.7% dilution)
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