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Sometimes, we need a little extra love and care. Yarrow is an essential oil that gently eases us into cozy relaxation while also enhancing overall health. For those skincare fanatics, Yarrow is a fabulous choice.
With a woody and slightly piney aroma, Yarrow is comparable to Chamomile in its ability to sooth and heal. It’s one of those oils you want close by. If you have trouble sleeping or are feeling restless, Yarrow can quiet the mind.
Native to Europe and Asia, Yarrow grows about 1-3 feet in height and produces beautiful white, yellow, lilac, or pink flowers with feathery leaves. The plant is also commonly known as the staunch weed and woundwort. The herb is put through a steam distillation process to extract the essential oil which is thin and blue in color.
Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Flower
Note: Middle - Base
Blends Well With: Geranium, and other florals; Lemon, and other citrus
Aroma: Woody, musky, herbaceous, and slightly piney
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.
Do not use if you have a seizure disorder. Possible drug interactions.
Adult Max Dilution: 8.6%
Shelf Life: 7 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.
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NIGHT TIME BLEND: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Yarrow, 2 drops of Wild Orange and 5 drops of Lavender. Or add this blend to your Thera Lux Nebulizing Diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before bedtime to wind down.
LINIMENT: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops of Yarrow, 5 drops of Helichrysum, 2 drops of Peppermint and 8 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake well to mix. Apply a small amount of this mixture to sore muscles and massage into the skin. (1.7% dilution)
BATH SALTS: Combine: 3 drops of Yarrow, 2 drops of Lavender and 2 drops of Geranium with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup Epsom salts. Add to a full bath and rejuvenate for 15-30 minutes.
MASSAGE OIL: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 6 drops of Yarrow, 4 drops of Lavender, 5 drops of Chamomile (Roman) and 5 drops of Orange; fill with Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Apply to the skin after a bath or for full body massage. (1.7% dilution)
BODY BUTTER: Melt one ounce each of Cocoa butter and Jojoba oil over low heat. Add: 6 drops of Yarrow, 5 drops of Wild Orange, 4 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of Sandalwood then blend together; it will thicken as it cools. Apply to dry skin or cracked feet. (1.7% dilution)
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