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Valerian Root Essential Oil

Valerian Root Essential Oil
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Product Rating: 3.3/5 (As per 4 Customer Reviews)


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Botanical Name: Valeriana wallichi

Plant Part: Root

Origin: India

Processing Method: Steam Distillation

Description / Color / Consistency: A viscous olive or reddish to brown liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A base note with a medium aroma, Valerian Root Essential Oil has a deep, earthy, slightly woody scent.

Blends With: Patchouli, Pine, Lavender, Cedarwood, Mandarin, Petitgrain and Rosemary.

Product Abstract: A single flowering stem rises of up to four feet rises from the root. Its leaves are lancet-shaped, and it has small fleshy pink flowers with a peculiar scent. Valerian is native to Europe, North America, and the northern part of Asia. Altogether, the genus contains about 150 different species that are widely distributed throughout temperate zones. Both the root and the rhizome are highly prized. The major chemical constituents of Valerian have only fairly recently been identified as a sesquiterpene grouping of bicyclo[8, 1, 0] 5β-hydroxyl-7β-acetoxyl-5α,11, 11′-trimethyl-E-1(10)-ene-4α, 15-olide [Briq, 2006]. Valerian Root is believed to be a suitable replacement for catnip based on similar chemical components.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
I bought this oil for its therapeutic benefits, specifically headaches/migraines, high blood pressure and nervous tension. What can I say... its typical aromatic description as smelling like "dirty socks" is being too kind. I have had to shut myself away in a room during blending so as not to have the lingering smell permeate the rest of our living area. I have searched the internet, reached out to an aromatherapist and tried blending it with other essential oils, to try and mask its scent (or odor, if you will), to no avail. That being said, the oil has proven to be effective, therapeutically, but not one my olfactory system can tolerate. I would recommend anyone wanting to try this oil, try the sample size. I was informed that Spikenard is a preferred substitute for Valerian Root, which New Directions Aromatics also has in stock.

By: Janice, Westmeath, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 22-Jul-2016

Rating: Star
This Valerian root essential oil has a very strong and earthy and herb smell and works very well for sore muscles and relaxation. I also put this in a diffuser blend with vetiver, cardamom, and vanilla for relaxing.

By: Christa, Surrey, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 28-Oct-2013

Rating: Star
To me, this smells like Balsamic Vinegar from my kitchen. I really don't know what to blend it with. This one did not work for me at all. Again, it depends what you use it for.

By: Daisy, Nepean, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 17-Nov-2011

Rating: Star
Beautiful earthy and grounding scent. I was surprised at the wonderful aroma, lovely on its own. I will definately be incorporating it into many blends. Highly recommended!

By: Jennifer, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Loyal Customer Since: 23-Aug-2007

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