July Oil of the Month - Peach Artemisia

by Carla Macahilig July 27, 2020 2 min read

July Oil of the Month - Peach Artemisia

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 and Its Many Names

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.

An Economical Alternative To Roman Chamomile

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: 

  • antispasmodic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • adaptogenic
  • sedative
  • anti-microbial
  • skin vulnerary
  • analgesic
  • digestive

Peach Artemisia OOTM

A Great Addition To Your Home Apothecary

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:

  • Promotes deep, restful sleep
  • Ease muscle spasms, and soreness
  • Relieves joint pain, headache, colic, and digestive problems
  • Treats acne, breakouts, redness, and other skin conditions
  • Soothes sunburn
  • Treats minor wounds
  • Promotes peace and relaxation
  • Relieves stress or nervous tension
  • Helps control anger and resentment
  • Boost your mood
  • Soothing to a sore or inflamed throat

About Your Oil

Ingredients:  Artemisia Ludoviciana Herb Oil

Botanical Name: Artemisia Ludoviciana

Country of Origin: USA

Plant Part: Herbs

Shelf Life: 2-3 years

KidSafe: Yes

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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