Invigorating Inula Essential Oil is rare and revered in aromatherapy. Inula is a unique essence and only available in years with an abundant harvest. Inula's welcoming yellow flowers make this plant a lovely addition to the Corsican countryside. Hailing from the botanical family Asteraceae, Inula is an invaluable aid for aromatherapy apothecaries.
Botanical Name: Inula graveolens
Botanical Family: Asteraceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Flowers
Country of Origin: Corsica
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Inula graveolens
Consistency: Thin viscosity
Scent Description: Rich electric-herbaceous-floral with exciting cineol notes.
In Living Libations: Revive Alive Blend
Blends well with: Frankincense, Rosemary, Rose Otto, Hyssop, Lemon Myrtle, Immortelle, Eucalyptus, Sweet Thyme, Yarrow, Ravensara, Fennel, Silver Fir, Marjoram, and Grapefruit.
Uses: Decongests the mind. Skin tonic. Diffuse or massage into chest to inspire deep breathing. Essential for salt inhalers and diffusers, especially for winter wellness. Perfect for baths. Freshens breath.
Constituents: Composed of esters (bornyl acetate 50%) and sesquiterpene lactones.
Our inviting Inula Essential Oil is a gorgeous gem of an essence that is indispensable in its ability to spark clarity, calm and aerate airways. Inula melts muscles, expands the heart and inspires deep breathing. It reveals its immense intense essence the first time you inhale. It is elegant to inhale in a diffuser, as a chest balm, and in our salt pipe.
"A perennial plant with a stem from three to four feet high; large saw-toothed leaves tapering to a stalk; and large heads of yellow flowers. The flowers have an aromatic camphor-like taste, due to the presence of a crystalline substance called Helenin, allied in chemical constitution to Kreosote. It also contains a quantity of starchy material, called Inulin, which differs from ordinary starch in being colored yellow by Iodine."
~ Dioscordes, 1st century A.D.
"Inula graveolens is generally only found on the French aromatherapy market, and even then at a very high price and only in years with a very good harvest... It is so effective that a family of four using it correctly will certainly not need more than 5 milliliters one year... The best method of use is in a diffusor at night... Otherwise one can certainly put a drop on a pillow."
~ Kurt Schnaubelt, Advanced Aromatherapy