Essential Oil

St John's Wort Oil

Hypericum perforatum

St. John’s wort essential oil has an earthy, rich, herbal aroma. It’s known for its almost magical ability to shift the heart from discouragement and stress, to confidence and optimism. This bright-spirited oil is also versatile, at home in a wide variety of “feel better” blends. Keep it around for quick comfort if you bump into the table, or use it regularly to nurture sore joints. Our organically crafted St. John’s wort essential oil is steam distilled from the delicate yellow flowers of herbs growing in Bulgaria.

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Benefits and uses

The beautiful yellow flowers and green leaves of the Hypericum perforatum plant create an essential oil that is rich, earthy, herbaceous, and so versatile. St. John’s Wort essential oil has many wonderful applications, but it is best known for its antidepressant and mood-lifting properties. Studies have shown that this oil is also a potent antiviral and anti-inflammatory agent. St. John’s Wort is useful for treating mild burns and inflamed areas. It can also help treat hemorrhoids, varicose veins, nerve related pain, and bruising. A frequent traveler reported that St. John’s Wort essential oil works well for jet lag. She recommends putting 1 drop under the tongue before take off.

Emotionally and energetically, St. John’s Wort essential oil has proven to be very uplifting. It is believed to have mild euphoriant properties and is useful for helping with asthenia and seasonal affective disorder. St. John’s Wort may also help relieve tension and stress and increase mental clarity.

Plant Part
  • Flowers
Organically Grown
Botanical Family
Extraction Methods
Steam Distilled
  • Middle
Chemical Families
  • Sesquiterpenes
  • Balsamic
  • Earthy
  • Herbaceous
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  • Tisserand, Robert, Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd edition. Churchill Livingstone, 2014.
Shelf Life

5 years

Safety & Warnings

No known safety issues. According to Tisserand, the plant contains hypericin which is highly phototoxic when ingested. However, this large molecule is not present in the distilled oil.

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