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Valerian Essential Oil

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Embrace the essence of tranquility with Edens Garden Valerian essential oil, a time-honored remedy that holds a special place in the botanical world for its profound calming effects. The musky and woodsy scent of Valerian may be distinctively potent, known affectionately among enthusiasts as the "heal all" for its robust therapeutic properties. Despite its bold aroma, the benefits of Valerian oil are deeply cherished, making it a revered choice for those seeking solace from the day's stress.

Rooted in ancient practices and embraced by cultures around the globe, Valerian essential oil has been hailed as a natural sedative, easing nervous tension and promoting peaceful sleep. Modern research echoes the claims of yesteryears, suggesting its effectiveness in regulating neurotransmitters related to relaxation. In current wellness circles, Valerian oil is lauded for helping calm anxiety, enhance sleep quality, and even aid in lowering blood pressure. It's no wonder that this oil, derived from the tall, pink-flowered Valerian plant native to Europe and Asia, has earned its place as a staple in aromatherapy collections.

Adding Valerian oil to your routine is effortless. A few drops in a diffuser can transform your bedroom into a serene retreat, perfect for unwinding before bedtime. For a more direct approach, blend it with a carrier oil and treat yourself to a soothing massage, allowing its sesquiterpene-rich essence to support your body's relaxation response. Edens Garden ensures that every bottle of Valerian essential oil delivers not only exceptional quality but also the peace of mind that comes with affordable wellness solutions. Invigorate your senses and reclaim your inner peace with this ancient botanical—it's more than an oil, it's a gateway to a restful state of being.


Botanical Name: Valeriana officinalis

Origin: India

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Root

Note: Base

Family: Valerianaceae

Blends Well With: Geranium, and other florals; Cinnamon, and other spices

Aroma: Smoky, woody, dry, and musky

Consistency: Medium - Thick

Color: Golden

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
Can you ingest Valerian essential oil?
  • Essential oils are powerful, concentrated substances so a little goes a long way. Two of the most effective ways to use them is by way of inhalation and topical use. Ingesting Valerian essential oil is rarely necessary or recommended, no matter the brand. Ingestion can lead to adverse reactions such as medication contraindications, mucous membrane irritation, sensitization and nausea if done incorrectly. Therefore, if you wish to take essential oils internally, we strongly recommend consulting with a knowledgeable professional with experience in internal use.
How to use Valerian essential oil?
  • There are several ways to effectively use Valerian essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Dilute 12 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil and use in a skin-nourishing massage. 3.) Add 6 drops to 1 ounce of castille soap and 1 cup of Epsom salt for added magnesium absorption. Add the mixture to your bath and soak up the goodness. 4.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use.
How to use Valerian essential oil for sleep?
  • Throughout history, Valerian has been used to alleviate the effects of sleeplessness and insomnia. To use Valerian essential oil for sleep 1.) Diffuse 10 drops Valerian in 100 ml of water in an essential oil diffuser for 30 minutes before bed. 2.) Combine 6 drops Valerian, 1 oz carrier oil and 1 oz Epsom salt for added magnesium absorption. Add your mixture to a warm bath before bed. 3.) Dilute 12 drops Valerian in 1 oz of Fractionated Coconut oil. Apply the mixture to your wrists, feet and neck.
Is Valerian essential oil safe for babies?
  • Like most people you love, you may be prone to give babies the very best of everything — essential oils included. But due to their heightened sensitivities, we suggest using essential oils of all brands infrequently (if at all) on children younger than two years old. The consequences of misusing essential oils with children and babies, unfortunately, range from severe to dire. It’s also important to note that diluted oils, let alone essential oils in their pure forms can be overwhelming for babies, as their metabolisms are underdeveloped. If you do choose to use essential oils with your baby, check with your child’s pediatrician before use.
What are the health benefits of Valerian essential oil?
  • Valerian essential oil (Valeriana officinalis) offers several therapeutic benefits that can improve your day-to-day. Diluted and applied topically, it can soothe pain and inflammation, especially when used in a healing massage. Inhaled using an essential oil diffuser, Valerian oil reduces stress and anxiety while boosting relaxation. Along with being able to uplift, Valerian has historically been used for its antiseptic properties. Dilute it and apply to minor scrapes, cuts and burns.
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Valerian oil batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Valeriana officinalis. 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.

CALM: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 2 of drops of Valerian, 3 drops of Buddha Wood, 2 drops of Vetiver and 8 drops of Blood Orange. Or add of this blend to your Thera Lux Diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before bedtime to encourage relaxation.

BATH SALTS: Combine: 2 drops of Valerian, 3 drop of Frankincense (Carterii) and 2 drops of Lavender with 1 tablespoon Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup Epsom salts. Add to full bath and rejuvenate for 15-30 minutes.

FOOT BATH: Add the following to a full basin of warm water: 3 drops of Valerian, 5 drops of Tea Tree with one tablespoon of carrier oil and one tablespoon of salt. Mix well and soak feet for 15 minutes or as desired.

RELAXING BATH: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 2 drops of Valerian, 10 drops of Lavender, 5 drops of Orange and 3 drops of Ylang Ylang, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake well to blend. Add 1-2 teaspoons of this mixture to a full tub, relax and enjoy. (1.7% dilution)

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