Rhododendron Essential Oil
Our organically crafted Rhododendron Essential Oil is steam distilled from the rich green leaves of the Rhododendron anthopogon plant (also called Himalayan Dwarf Rhododendron) growing wild in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal. Rhododendron Essential Oil has a fruity and fresh, sweet herbal, floral, faintly balsamic aroma with herbaceous undertones. Rhododendron anthopogon is one of five common Himalayan incense herbs that are thought by the high Himalayan people to symbolize the elements: the dried leaves are gathered, collected, and burned as incense to sanctify and pacify the environment.
The leaves and fresh flowers of the Rhododendron are used as a tea substitute by Tibetan Himalayan healers to stoke the digestive fire, to treat heat-related headaches as well as sore throats and nausea, and to promote inner unity. A general tonic to the system, Rhododendron Oil can be applied topically to help reduce inflammation, or can be applied as a compress over the upper abdomen to support adrenal and liver function.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
The nourishing properties and beautiful scent of Rhododendron Oil make it a great addition to hair and skincare products. This essential oil is a fabulous choice when making bath salts, facial mists, clay masks, and other skin care blends due to its antioxidant benefits. Rhododendron Anthopogon Essential Oil is also recommended for addition to shampoo formulations to moisturize the scalp and promote luscious locks. This essential oil is also helpful when looking to reduce the presence of unwanted bacterial, fungal, or viral activity. Rhododendron Oil can also help support healthy respiratory system, especially when dealing with a dry or an unproductive cough.
Emotionally grounding and settling, Rhododendron Oil is a wonderful calming oil for meditation or chanting to help make spiritual connections by opening the mind and heart to a free flow of positive energy. The soothing scent helps provide emotional support and is helpful when looking to manage situational anxiety or depression.
Rhododendron oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Do not take rhododendron essential oil internally. Always do a skin patch test before use.
PART USED Leaves and Flowering Tops
SYNONYMS Rhododendron anthopogon D. Don
COMMON NAMES Himalayan Dwarf Rhododendron
EXTRACTION METHOD Steam Distilled Essential Oil
NOTE CLASSIFICATION Middle to Top Note
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