CAS Number: 8022-07-9 ; 84082-83-7
FEMA Number: 3117
EINECS Number: 282-030-6
Product Code: PEO1165
INCI Name: Achillea Millefolium (Blue Yarrow) Oil
Achillea millefolium's high Chamazulene content is what endows this essential oil with its deep, rich blue tone as well as its highly regarded ability to nourish and restore a healthy defense system. Chamazulene is a blue-pigmented sesquiterpene that can only be formed in the intense heat of distillation from the parent chemical, Matricin, a constituent found in the raw plant material, specifically the flowers.
It is said that the Yarrow herb is named after Achilles, a figure in Greek mythology who used the herb to treat the wounds of soldiers he led in the Trojan War. He died from a fatal wound to his heel, the only vulnerable part of his body. That may explain why the
Achilles tendon and the Latin binomial for Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, share his name.
Yarrow Oil is well-known for reducing inflammation and is the first go-to choice for managing numerous types of painful, hot, inflamed conditions. This essential oil is also fabulous for skin support, as it is cooling and so welcome when dealing with irritated conditions such as eczema, rashes, insect bites, and burns. Its astringent properties makes it the perfect choice for acne or oily skin, for balancing oily skin or scalp. Yarrow Essential Oil also helps soothe unwanted muscle spasms. Additionally, this essential oil is helpful in reducing unwanted microbial activity, managing unwanted fluid retention, and maintaining normal allergic reactions.
Emotionally and energetically, Yarrow Essential Oil heals and uplifts. This essential oil can help heal emotional trauma and is often used to help positively release repressed anger and deal with rage productively. Blue Yarrow Oil is a beautiful essential oil to add to formulations intended to support confidence, stability and encourage a peaceful outlook.