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St. John's Wort Essential Oil (Wild Crafted)

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100% Pure & Natural St. John's Wort Essential Oil

Botanical Name: hypericum perforatum

According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common modern use of St. John's Wort is for "mild to moderate" depression. Another common application is for sore and tired muscles.

Uses of St. John's Wort Essential Oil
  • Add a few drops to your aromatherapy diffuser or vaporizer to enhance a euphoric feeling when you're feeling blue.
  • Mix with your unscented natural skin cream or apply topically to your skin through a carrier oil to improve the appearance of burns, scrapes and cuts.
  • Hemmorrhoids got you squirming? Add a few drops to jojoba or another carrier oil and apply to assist with the sensation of burning and itching while helping with ease the feel of inflammation.
  • Make your own bath oil by adding a few drops of St. John's Wort to a carrier oil, shake well and add to a nice warm bath. This is especially helpful when experiencing sore or tired muscles and joints.
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History and Background

For more than three centuries, St. John's Wort has been used in a variety of therapies. Indigenous to Europe, Western parts of Asia and Northern Africa, its name comes from St. John the Baptist because the beautiful yellow flowers from this plant bloom around his birthday.

Historically, St. John's Wort has been used for wounds and burns. During the Crusades, it was used to treat battle wounds.

Holistically, its primary use is for depression. It is one of the few oils that balances all chakras.

Physical Description

This oil is clear to pale yellow in color. The infused oil is reddish color.

Aromatic Description

The aroma of this oil is green, earthy, musky, with a slightly spicy scent.

Biological Makeup and Components

Monoterpenes: a-pinene (10-16%), a-terpinene (1-7%); sesquiterpenes: b-carophyllene (3-20%), germacrene d (18-26%); hydrocarbons (+30%), methyloctane (5-20%), nonane (3-4%), 3-methylnonane (2%), isotridecane (2%), udecane (2%), isoundecane (1%); alcohols: dodecanol (5%), perinene 1-0l-4 (9.7%); oxydesterpenes: cineole, carolphyllene oxide (5%); cetones: 6-methyl-5-heptene-2 one (1%)

Extraction Technique

Steam distillation from herb. Also infusion of flowering tops into carrier oil. Most health food store blends are infusions.

Information for Aromatherapists

St. John's Wort is a middle note and blends well with most oils. This oil rounds out blends and is a good fixative. When working with infused oil, add essential oils only in small amounts (1-2%).

Our St. John's Wort essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.

  • Do not apply undiluted to the skin.
  • 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 this essential oil.
  • 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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