Valerian Root Essential Oil (Valeriana officinalis)
Journey into the depths of restorative sleep and ease your cycling mind with the aid of Valerian Root Essential Oil.
- Mild Tremors
- Menstrual cycle relief
- Sedative (Stimulates GABA)
Aromatic Scent: Robust, sharp, herbaceous, restorative, with a deep earthy allure.
Dr. Nick Notes
Many people know Valerian root to be the herb or essential oil that smells like sweaty feet. It’s important to realize that the Valeriana officinalis essential oil which we source is a different species much more neutral to the senses. Most people are used to the more common Valeriana wallichii which has a putrid aroma that smells like mold as it slowly evaporates off your yoga mat for months. Hands up! ~ We offer the most phenomenal and soothing Valerian root essential oil I have yet to discover on the essential oil market.
Valerian is a root that has been used in several cultures in the east (ie. Korea, India) and has been applied for stress, sleep and calming the nervous system. Linarin is a constituent found inside valerian root which creates a sedative effect. Valerian seems to elevates GABA in the brain, supporting relaxation and calming the nervous system.
This ingredient does a credible job synergizing with other therapeutic essential oils for effects and also works curiously for unique botanical perfumes (ie. our Wizard Alchemy Blend DreamScape). Truly I enjoy applying this into the bottom of my feet before bed, applying into a calming bath to restore my nervous system. Valerian is a wonderful ingredient to alchemize a healing massage oil or therapeutic essential oil tincture for personal use!
How to Use
- A couple drops can be added to a bath for ease of restlessness.
- Add a drop or two to an essential oil diffuser before bed to calm the mind.
- Dilute in a carrier oil 10% apply directly to the back of the neck, along the spine or neatly to the bottom of the feet to promote calmness.
- Make a dream mist by diluting 6 drops of Valerian root, 3 drops of lavender and 5 drop of Cedar Atlas in a 4-8 ounces of water and teaspoon of alcohol.
It’s not recommended to drive and/or operate machinery after using valerian root. Some experience sluggishness in the morning after using valerian internally. Valerian slows down the central nervous system, it is recommended to stop taking at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery. Before using valerian, talk to your healthcare provider. You may not be able to use valerian if you have certain medical conditions or are taking certain medications.
Blends Well With: Buchu, Mugwort, Blue Lotus, Passion Flower, St. John’s Wort, Hops, Lavender, Rosemary, Cedar.
Country of Origin: Korea
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Parts of Plant Used: Roots
Terpenes: Valerianol, Bonyl acetate, Valeranone, Valeranal, Camphene, Kessyl acetate, Elemol, (+)-Limononene, Myrtenyl isovalerate, Pinene, Mytenyl acetate, Eudesmol, Kessane, Eudesma-2,6,8-triene, Bicycloelemene, Gurjunene, Eugenyl hexanoate, Valerian acid, Drimenol, Elemene, Myrtenol, Cryptofauronol, Caryophyllene, Kessanyl acetate, Caryophyllene, Pacifigorgiol, Guaiene, Borneol, Cryptofauronyl acetate, (-)-allo-Aromadendrene, Phelllandrene, Citronellyl isovalerate, Ledol, epi-a-Bisabolol, Palmatic acid, Germacrene D, (E)-Valerenyl isovalerate, Nojigiku acetate, Maaliol, p-Cymene, (E)-Valerenyl acetate, 2,6-Dimethoxy-p-cymene, Bornyl isovalerate, Valerenol(Z/E), Cadinene, Isoeugenl isovalerate, Eugenyl isovalerate, Sabinene
~ Be Blessed ~
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