Essential Oil

St John's Wort Oil

Hypericum perforatum

Our organically crafted St. John’s wort essential oil is steam distilled from the delicate yellow flowers of the St. John’s wort herb growing in certain areas of Bulgaria. We love using St. John’s wort essential oil to help promote balance and calm for the mind, body, and spirit.

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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.

2-methyl octane

20-49%

α-pinene

12-20%

β-pinene

3.89-6.78%
Country
Bulgaria
Plant Part
  • Flowers
Cultivation
Organically Grown
Botanical Family
Hypericaceae
Extraction Methods
Steam Distilled
Notes
  • Middle
Chemical Families
  • Sesquiterpenes
Aromas
  • 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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