According to Grieve in A Modern Herbal ‘the uses of lemon verbena oil are similar to those of mint, orange flowers and melissa.’ The tea is used as a restorative tonic for the liver in European herbalism. Currently there is not much safety data on this oil. While it is considered useful in aromatherapy, there may be topical sensitization and possible sensitivity to sunlight due to having high citral levels. Its aromatherapy uses are indicated particularly for nervous conditions that cause digestive complaints.
Where to Buy Verbena Oil?
Verbena essential oil should always be purchased from a trusted and well-known supplier of high quality therapeutic-grade oils that offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Quality verbena oil is hard to find… there is a lot of adulteration (with lemongrass or citronella) in the market. Be sure you are getting the true, pure, undiluted oil.
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How Does Aromatherapy Work?
The circulatory system is the body’s main system of transport. Although there is continual research into the specific pathways and effectiveness of each oil, essential oils are generally absorbed into the circulatory system via absorption through the skin or mucous membranes. Once the oil molecules have entered the bloodstream they travel throughout the body and effect it according to their properties.
Primary Aromatherapy Methods:
- inhalation – add two or three drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water and breathe in the steam for a few minutes with a towel draped over your head to capture the steam with the essences.
- vaporization – the most preferred method of vaporization is to add pure essential oils to a nebulizing diffuser for dispersing micron-sized particulates into your immediate environment for aromatherapy benefits.
- bathing – add four to six drops of pure essential oils to a hot bath along with a dispersant (such as alcohol or milk) to break up the oil on the surface of the water, which avoids the oil sensitizing your skin. Or, alternatively, you can add 1 teaspoon of golden jojoba, as the carrier oil of choice, to protect the skin.
- massage – using 15 to 20 drops of pure essential oil in 1 ounce of massage oil base is one of the most relaxing and therapeutic ways to receive the aromatherapy benefits of the oils, along with the detoxification of the body through lymph drainage and the stimulation of the entire circulatory system.
- spray – adding 1 teaspoon of essential oils to 7 ounces of distilled water along with 1 ounce of vodka or 90% isopropyl alcohol (to emulsify the oils) and then spray on bedding, linens, towels, and use as a room spray to deodorize and disinfect the air.
Verbena (Lippia citriodora), also called Lemon Verbena, is a deciduous perennial shrub that grows up to 16 feet with very fragrant, pale green, lanceolate leaves, and small pale purple flowers. The oil is steam distilled from the freshly harvested herb to obtain its sweet, lemony, fresh, fruity-floral essence. It is indigenous to Argentina and Chile, and has been cultivated in the Mediterranean region as well as China and parts of Kenya. Essential oil production is mainly in North Africa and France. It is botanically related to the oregano family, but should not be confused for the so-called ‘Spanish verbena,’ nor the herb called ‘vervain’ (Verbena officinalis).
Note: The information provided on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to assess, diagnose, or prescribe for any medical condition. Always seek the counsel of a qualified holistic health care practitioner for concerns.