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Soften your breath and listen to the sound of air releasing from your lungs. When your chest aches with coughs and congestion, Verbena can restore gentle breathing and promote overall health.
Native to South Africa, Verbena is a woody fragrant shrub that grows to about 3 to 7 feet and has lemon-scented leaves and small white flowers that develop into small fruit. Verbena is also known as the fever tree, wild tea, and lemon bush. The herb is steam distilled to extract the dark yellow essential oil.
Botanical Name: Lippia javanica
Origin: South Africa
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Herb
Synonym: Honey Verbena, Wild Verbena
Blends Well With: Copaiba, Lemon, Orange
Aroma: Pungent, fruity and intense
Color: Dark 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: 1-2 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.
- Edens Garden’s Wild Verbena oil is not the same as Lemon Verbena. Native to South Africa, Wild Verbena is a woody fragrant shrub that grows to about 3 to 7 feet and has lemon-scented leaves and small white flowers that develop into small fruit. Verbena is also known as the fever tree, wild tea, and lemon bush. The herb is steam distilled to extract the dark yellow essential oil. On the other hand, Lemon Verbana oil is citrusy and chemically similar to Lemon Tea Tree. Both oils make great cleaners, help to ward off seasonal threats and can uplift with their clean aromas.
- There are several ways to effectively use Verbena 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.
- Animals such as dogs metabolize essential oils very differently than humans. If choosing to use Verbena essential oil around your dog, it’s important to look out for warning signs such as behavioral differences, such as whining, scratching or acting loopy. Stop using essential oils around your dog if you notice these signs, and don’t use essential oils around small dogs, puppies and pregnant dogs. We don’t recommend applying essential oils to your pup or administering oils orally without consulting a holistic veterinarian. You may diffuse oils around your dog, but be sure to do so in a well-ventilated room where your dog can leave if desired.
- Certain essential oils contain natural components known as furanocoumarins. This is more common in citrus essential oils but does occur in other oils as well such as Angelica Root. Furanocoumarins cause essential oils to be phototoxic, meaning the oil can cause burns and skin irritation if sun and UV light exposure occur. Not all essential oils are phototoxic, however, including Verbena. Therefore, this oil can safely be worn in the sun so long as it’s properly diluted.
- Also known as vervaine, Verbena essential oil (Lippia javanica) is steam distilled from the perennial plant commonly found in many gardens. Verbena offers several therapeutic benefits that make it a worthy addition to your aromatherapy arsenal. Diffused, Verbena helps break up congestion allowing you to breathe better. It also reduces stress and anxiety while boosting relaxation and concentration. Applied topically, Verbena can soothe inflammation, act as an outdoor repellant and increase antioxidant levels.
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.
BODY BUTTER: Melt one ounce each Cocoa butter and Jojoba oil over low heat. Add 4 drops of Verbena, 6 drops of Rosewood, 5 drops of Blood Orange and 5 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin. Blend together; it will thicken as it cools. Apply to dry skin or cracked feet. (1.7% dilution)
FOOT BATH: Add to a full basin of warm water: 5 drops of Verbena and 3 drops of Tea Tree combined with 1 oz Hemp Seed and 1 oz Epsom salt. Mix well and soak feet for 15 minutes or as desired.
INHALER/DIFFUSER: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Verbena, 5 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata) and 5 drops of Niaouli. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your Car Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
Elate: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Verbena, 5 drops of Orange and 5 drops of Sandalwood. Or add of this blend to your Thera Lux Nebulizing diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
FRAGRANT SACHET: Fill an empty sachet bag with dried flowers, herbs or cotton balls. Add 6-10 drops of Verbena to the sachet filling; close and place the sachet in drawers, or hang in your closet.
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