Vitex Essential Oil
Steam distilled from the leaf/berry of Vitex agnus-castus, also known as a chaste tree, Vitex is a must-have essential oil for women's issues. It's useful for helping maintain healthy feminine hormonal function and offers balancing qualities. You can also add Vitex to a massage blend to help stabilize emotions during stressful or trying times or to help with digestive issues.
Although this oil isn't typically used in perfumery, it can add a fascinating, complex aroma that is earthy and sweet to your blends.
Aromatic - Use in a personal inhaler. Topical - Dilute to a maximum of 1% in a carrier.
Botanical Name: Vitex agnus castus
Country of Origin: Croatia
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Berries
Aromatic Scent: Complex, earthy, fresh and sweet
Blends Well With: Amyris, Cedarwood (all), Clary Sage, Geranium Bourbon, Lavender, Palo Santo, Rose (both), Sandalwood (both), Vetiver
Pregnancy Safe: No
Nursing Safe: No
Pup & Pony Safe: No
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
Cautions: Maximum dilution of 1% for topical applications. Possible drug interactions. Can cause adverse reactions in men. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children. If under a doctor's care, consult your physician.
Vitex Agnus Castus Leaf/Fruit Oil
The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.