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Lovage Essential Oil

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100% Pure & Natural Lovage Essential Oil

Botanical Name: levisticum officinale

Lovage is considered a specialty oil. It is a very potent aroma and used in perfumery to warm up a blend. The oil made from the root is far more effective than the leaves.

Uses of Lovage Essential Oil
  • Add a few drops of Lovage into a blend for massage to ease the the feeling of sore muscles/joints and spasms.
  • Feeling heart sore or emotionally exhausted, work with Lovage in an inhalation or dilute in a carrier oil.
  • Good choice for soap making.
This oil is sourced from

Hungary

History and Background

Lovage was used by the Greeks and Romans as much for its therapeutic uses as for its culinary values. Galen, Dioscorides, Pliny and Apicius all mentioned it.

It was very popular in the Middle Ages and was recommended for rheumatism, jaundice, malaria, sore throat and kidney stones. The roots of lovage were the key ingredient of most of these medicines. St Hildegarde recommended it in the twelfth century for coughs, abdominal pains and heart problems.

Lovage Root Oil is a higher heart oil and has the ability to open a closed heart. In Chinese Medicine, Invigorates the blood and promotes the movement of qi.

Physical Description

Roots produce amber or olive-brown color. The color changes with the roots being fresh or dried.

Aromatic Description

Aroma is warm, earthy, musky, spicy with a hint of celery note.

Biological Makeup and Components

Phtalides (up to 70%) including butylidene, dehydrobutylidene, butylphtalides, ligostilides and terpenoids, volatile acides, coumarins and furocurmarins

Extraction Technique

Steam distillation of fresh root. A lighter oil is obtained from fresh leaves and stalks.

Information for Aromatherapists

Lovage essential oil is a middle to base note and blends well with Rose, Galbanum, Bay, Lavandin, spice oils and other Umbelliferae family.

Our Lovage essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.

Cautions
  • Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization and phototoxic effects.
  • Use with care. Best when used in moderate amounts for short periods of time as it does contain ketones.
  • Avoid during pregnancy, while breast feeding or using with small children.
  • Any person with a history of plant or food allergies should read ingredients before using.
  • For external use only. Do not ingest.
  • If you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness, we strongly suggest you consult a medical professional prior to using essential oils.
  • Always keep essential oils out of reach of children.
  • Keep this oil tightly closed and in room temperature or cooler spot.
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