Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)


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  • herb steam distilled
  • oil is light slight green in colour.
  • odour quotient is medium – green, a little spicy, and a hint of sweetness

Ingredients: Achillea Millefolium Oil

Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium

Plant Part: Herbs

Extraction Method: Steam

Description: Yarrow is a perennial herb with a simple stem that can grow up to one meter (3 feet) in height. It has fern-like feathery leaves and bears numerous pink-white, dense flower heads. Yarrow is also known as milfoil. This is a reference to its feathery appearance.

Colour: Greenish Blue to Blue

Common Uses: Yarrow essential oil is credited with having an energy similar to that of the earth. This may seem extreme to some, but most aromatherapists agree that it is a balancing, uplifting oil with practical applications on gynecological issues, wounds and open sores. It can also be seen in cosmetics for dry skin care.

Consistency: Light

Note: Top

Strength of Aroma: Soft

Blends well with: Yarrow essential oil blends well with Angelica, Cedarwood, Pine, Myrrh, Frankincense, and Chamomile

Aromatic Scent: Yarrow is viewed as being sweet, herbaceous, with spicy tones. Aromatherapists often compare the scent to Chamomile and Wormwood essential oils.

History: Yarrow has a long history as a medicinal herb, which according to legend goes back to Achilles, who used it to heal wounds inflicted by the sword during the wars with Troy.


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Additional information

Bottle Size

5mL, 10mL, 50mL, 100mL

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