- Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium
- Origin: Bulgaria
- Process: Steamed Distilled Essential Oil
- Plant Part: Leaves / Tops
- Cultivation: Cultivated
- Use: Aromatherapy / Natural Perfumery
- Note: Top Note
- Aroma: Sweet, fresh and herbaceous. Calming to the mind as well as the skin, with the same high chamazulene content as our Chamomile, Blue - Organic.
- Certificate of Analysis
Blue Yarrow Essential Oil
It is said that the Yarrow herb was used by Achilles, Greek hero of the Trojan War, to help heal the tendon on the back of his injured ankle. That is why the Achilles tendon, and Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) share his name.
Blue Yarrow's diffusive aroma is sweet, herbaceous and penetrating; its vivid deep blue color develops during the steam distillation process when chamazulene is released from the plant material as it is subjected to heat.
Blue Yarrow essential oil is very effective in aromatherapy applications, and lends an intriguing note in natural perfumery.
Aromatherapy Uses: Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent; useful for skin care and wounds, the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems, may have pain relieving and insecticidal properties
Physical Appearance: Vivid blue color
Safety Considerations: Avoid use with small children, elders, epileptics, pregnant and/or nursing women.
- Like it! Review by Caine
I knew I would like this one. I was recently out in the woods and found wild white yarrow. Identifying it a month later by a sprig I'd brought home, I loved its spicy scent.
Blue yarrow here (ie: this oil) is a bit different. It's very clean, sharp, astringent-scented, and in your face. It's less 'green', in terms of scent- not very 'leafy'. It almost has a fresh-paper scent to it. And it sure is bluish in color, too!
Nonetheless, this strikes me as a very potent medicinal-usage oil. It would be wise to add it to your cart and try it out. (Posted on 10/25/12)