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by Carla Macahilig July 27, 2020 2 min read
If you are drawn to the scent of honey like bees around a honey pot, then you will surely love July's Oil of the month!
Steam distilled from the leaves and blossoms of Artemisia ludoviciana, Peach Artemisia can be aromatically described as a love affair between honey and peach. It's fruity and herbaceous with beautiful honeyed nuances and the subtlest hint of peach.
Peach Artemisia is a perennial herb that grows in the dry, rocky regions of the Owyhee Canyonlands, spanning Southeastern Oregon, Northern Nevada and Southern Idaho. Popularly known as Owyhee, it is also known by a wide variety of names including Prairie Sage, White Sagebrush, Silver Wormwood, Gray Sagewort, or Western Mugwort. Traditionally, this herb was used to remedy coughs, fever, digestive ailments, headaches, fever, and flu.
Just like Roman Chamomile, Peach Artemisia boasts of a whopping 85% esters! This makes it a great substitute for Roman Chamomile and is also just as calming and relaxing. But let's back up a little. What are "esters" and what makes them so great therapeutically?
Esters are oxygenated compounds resulting from an alcohol's reaction to acid during the esterification process. Essential oils that have high levels of esters like Lavender and Roman Chamomile are extremely soothing not just for the mind and spirit but also on your skin!
Esters are also responsible for a number of therapeutic actions:
Enjoy the honeyed note of Peach Artemisia in your homemade fragrances and skincare recipes! Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it's a natural remedy for rashes and skin irritations. It's great for pain and cramps and is also incredibly calming to the nervous system. A long list of therapeutic benefits have been attributed to it:
Ingredients: Artemisia Ludoviciana Herb Oil
Botanical Name: Artemisia Ludoviciana
Country of Origin: USA
Plant Part: Herbs
Shelf Life: 2-3 years
Pregnancy Safe: Yes
Nursing Safe: Yes
Pup & Pony Safe: No
Blends Well With: Balsam Fir, Coriander Seed, Eucalyptus, Fir Needle, Geranium, Lavandin, Lavender, Laurel Leaf, Roman Chamomile.
Directions: Diffuse 2-3 drops per 100ml of water, or use in a personal inhaler. For topical use, dilute to 2-3% in a carrier.
Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your practitioner. External use only.
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