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  • Mugwort - Pure Essential Oil

Mugwort - Pure Essential Oil

Mugwort, or Artemisia vulgaris, is a perennial herb that originated in Eastern Europe and Western Asia and grows wildly and abundantly all over temperate and cold-temperate zones of the world. It is a common weed in Central and Southeastern Europe, India, China, Japan. The French oil known as essence d’Armoise.

In the European Middle Ages, mugwort was used as a magical protective herb to guard against disease and misfortune. It was also used to repel insects, particularly moths, from gardens. It is associated with John the Baptist and has been used from ancient times as a remedy against fatigue and to protect travelers against evil spirits and wild animals. It is also associated with the goddess Venus/Aphrodite, and used to arouse sexual desire.

The oil is pale yellow or almost colorless liquid with a powerful, fresh-camphoraceous odour, somewhat green and bittersweet, with a cedarleaf-like topnote, a sage-rosemary-like bodynote, and licorice overtones. It has a pleasant, sweet-herbaceous and tealike dryout. The flavour is warm, almost pungent, but also bittersweet.

It is traditionally used to induce lucid dreaming, remove warts and internal parasites, in massage oils for aching joints and muscles 

It blends well with oakmoss, patchouli, rosemary, lavandin, pine needle oils, clary sage, Spanish sage, coumarin. It adds freshness and warmth to lavender-colognes, chypres, fougeres, pine fragrances.

 

Type: herbaceous

Characteristics: fresh, green, bittersweet, warm

Subsidiary notes and nuances: camphor, licorice, tea 

Pure plant perfume / handmade in small batches / 100% authentic botanical essences 

  • $14.00