Tantalizing Tarragon Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowers of the Artemisia dracunculus plant. It is also known as herbe au dragon, named for its dragon like roots. Our tasty oil tantalizes as it releases an appetizing-anise aroma that is ensconced in sage-greenery.
Botanical Name: Artemisia dracunculus
Botanical Family: Asteraceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Leaves and flowers
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Artemisia dracunculus
Scent Description: Sweet and spicy with fragrant notes of anise ensconced in sage.
In Living Libations Product: Zest the Best
Blends well with: Cardamom, Clary Sage, Lavender, Marjoram, Oregano, Hyssop, Peppermint, Lemon, Lime, Bergamot, Pine, Cypress, Juniper, and Thyme.
Uses: Blend as a muscle massage oil. A flavourful breath freshener. Beneficial in baths. Caps off culinary creations.
Contraindication: Not to be used during pregnancy.
Tarragon Essential Oil is distilled from the generous, protective energy of the tarragon "companion plant." Tarragon grows in sandy areas with little water in the soil and protects its surrounding plant neighbours from insects and decay. The dragon-like roots of this plant have been used for centuries throughout Europe and North America for culinary creations, muscle massage oils, and breathing balms.
Used as a culinary herb extraordinaire, Tarragon can be used in lieu of the fresh or dried herb. The aroma, a favourite of chefs, is sweet and spicy, with happy hints of anise and sage advice.
"The scent organ was playing a delightfully refreshing Herbal Capriccio—rippling arpeggios of thyme and lavender, of rosemary, basil, myrtle, tarragon; a series of daring modulations through the spice keys into ambergris; and a slow return through sandalwood, camphor, cedar and new-mown hay... back to the simple aromatics with which the piece began. The final blast of thyme died away; there was a round of applause; the lights went up."
~ Aldous Huxley, Brave New World