Effective and exalted Echinacea, also known as Purple Coneflower, is now available as a distilled essential oil. This powerful plant that resides in the daisy and sunflower family is popular as an ancient apothecary ally, and the elegant Echinacea Essential Oilhas a beautiful bedside manner.
Botanical Name: Echinacea purpurea
Botanical Family: Asteraceae
Extraction Method: CO2
Part of Plant Distilled: Root
Country of Origin: Germany
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 50% Echinacea purpurea + 50% Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba)
Scent Description: Enveloping aroma that comforts like a happily herbaceous hug.
Blends well with: Spikenard, Lavender, Vetiver, Chamomile, Hyssop, Rose Otto, Silver Fir, Balsam Fir, Frankincense, Black Spruce, Cardamom, Palmarosa, Ravensara, Lemongrass, Cilantro, Peppermint, and Geranium.
Uses: Add to skin serums for revitalizing, replenishing, and moisturizing. It is a wonderful addition to a do-all skin serum that cleanses and moisturizes the skin. Boost baths with a drop or two. Magnificent added to chest balms and culinary syrups too.
Key Constituents: Germacrene D 44.6%, b-Caryophyllene 4.5%, d-Cadinene 3.4% Caryophyllene oxide 3.0%
Echinacea is the popular kid in class; herbalists have been recommending the pretty purple flower dried or tinctured for years, yet only recently has the potent essential oil become available. The rhizomes are steam distilled to release the aromatic liquid apothecary.
One drop of Echinacea Essential Oil in a teaspoon of honey alights and fortifies the body against elements and invaders, blesses deep breathing, and soothes heat and redness. Applied topically, Echinacea Essential Oil is a do-all for the skin; it soothes smooths, cleanses, and cools skin with any issue that needs some TLC.
"For twenty to twenty-five years, echinacea has been passing through the stages of critical experimentation under the observation of several thousand physicians, and its remarkable properties are receiving positive confirmation... All who use it correctly fall quickly into line as enthusiasts in its praise."
~ Ellingwood, 1919
"Under the older classification of remedies, echinacea would probably be classified as an antiseptic and alterative. Strictly speaking, it is practically impossible to classify an agent like echinacea by applying to it one or two words to indicate its virtues. The day is rapidly approaching when these qualifying terms will have no place in medicine, for they but inadequately convey to our minds the therapeutic possibilities of our drugs."
~ King's American Dispensatory 1898