Splendid Schizandra Berry Essential Oil is distilled from the berries of the Chinese Schizandra shrub. These berries are a staple in Traditional Chinese Herbalism, and have been used for thousands of years to boost chi and boost the body's balance. Known as "wu wei zi" in Chinese, this "five flavor fruit" contains a complex palette of flavors that are bitter, salty, spicy, sweet, and sour. Our Schizandra Berry Essential Oil is distilled by super-critical extraction, creating a brilliant oil that contains all of the lipophilic components for even more aromatherapeutic benefits than it has flavors!
Botanical Name: Schisandra spenanthera
Botanical Family: Schisandraceae
Extraction Method: CO2
Part of Plant Distilled: Berries
Country of Origin: China
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Schisandra spenanthera
Consistency: Medium thick
Scent Description: Sweet and subtle fruity notes.
In Living Libations: Love Wine, Rose Glow Serum, Grapefruit Stellar Renewal, Languid Love Butter, and Love Lotion.
Blends well with: Seabuckthorn, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Palmarosa, Cinnamon, Rose Otto, Cardamom, Lavender, Ginger, and Clove.
Uses: Dilute to use in calming, soothing skincare and massage oils. Add 1-2 drops in honey or olive oil for culinary creations and teas.
Schizandra Berries have historically been used to make wine, tea, and traditional Chinese herbal elixirs. Distilled from the berries of the schizandra shrub, the essential oil is wonderful for nourishing skin and is an excellent blending agent when used with other essential oil.
Schizandra is an excellent moisturizer for sensitive and red skin. Legend has it that after 100 days of using Schizandra herb the skin is rejuvenated. Just as Schizandra has lasted through the millennia, you too will enjoy increased longevity with this inspiring, rare, and truly unique oil.
"I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods. Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup."
~ Wendell Berry
"The replenishing value of Schizandra was mentioned during the Han dynasty in China, 25-200 A.D. The plant was also used in Russia and Japan for many centuries."
~ Carol Schiller, David Schiller, The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia