Yarrow, Blue - Organic EO

Achillea millefolium L.

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Our organic Blue Yarrow has a diffusive aroma that is sweet, fresh, and green-herbaceous with a woody and somewhat camphoraceous note that becomes sweeter in the drydown; it lends an intriguing nuance in natural perfumery when used in trace amounts.

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Selected size SKU:1031-015 - Yarrow, Blue - Organic 15 ml (1/2 oz)

1 ml (1/30 oz)
$7.25
2 ml (1/15 oz)
$13.50
5 ml (1/6 oz)
$29.75
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$70.50
30 ml (1 oz)
$127.50
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$232.75
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$427.50
$7.25
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Our organic Blue Yarrow has a diffusive aroma that is sweet, fresh, and green-herbaceous with a woody and somewhat camphoraceous note that becomes sweeter in the drydown; it lends an intriguing nuance in natural perfumery when used in trace amounts.

When Achillea millefolium is distilled, one of the essential oil constituents, matricin (a sesquiterpene), decomposes into chamazulene, its deep vivid blue color a result of the heat and pressure of distillation.[1] Chamazulene is one of the primary components of our organic Blue Yarrow and boasts several skin-beneficial properties; other notable constituents are ß-pinene+sabinene, ß-caryophyllene, germacrene D, 1-terpinen-4-ol, 1,8 cineole, and smaller amounts of many others.[2]

It is said that the Yarrow herb is named after Achilles, a figure in Greek mythology who reputedly used the herb during the Trojan War. The aroma of Yarrow is useful in small amounts in massage blends, joint rubs, and targeted skincare preparations.

1 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 6.

2 Industry communication.

3 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 417.

4 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 476.

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Using this blended with Copaiba oil for inflammation of medial epicondyle. Works very well to decrease swelling and pain. Amazing stuff. Just used these two oils for my husband's sciatica pain. He felt much relief. This Yarrow is a must have in your medicinal arsenal.

Review by Mary 4/19/2019

powerful plant

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A friend recommended this product because I was complaining about how painful my period is.She placed a couple of drops in a small amount of lotion and I rubbed it on my lower abdomen.It eradicated my menstrual cramps. I did not have to take Aleve at all!

Review by Sylvia 7/25/2016

move over blue chamomile, yarrow is in town

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Morgane's description of minty/sage top note is also what I smell, mellowing to a sweet green/herby fragrance. I also like the blue chamomile (woodsy, soothing, strong cup of chamomile tea) and have enjoyed it in many blends, but if looking for high chamazulene oil I will try yarrow next. It's refreshing and uplifting. Maybe yarrow as a "morning oil" and blue chamomile for calming down in the evening?

Review by Lena 3/17/2015

Strong herbal scent

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It is, indeed, very blue. A strong herbal fragrance, almost minty at first, also reminiscent of sage. Fresh, but also woody. It comes on strong, then quickly morphs to a more herbal/hay/wood fragrance after the first minty/sage whiff evaporates.

Review by Morgane 7/8/2014

Like it!

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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.

Review by Caine 10/24/2012

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