25 Days of Essential Oils – Day 21
Day 21 is here with an essential oil that didn't know much about, until now.
Xanthoxylum essential oil is an oil I am not really familiar with. So, it was fun taking a looking into this essential oil. Xanthoxylum essential oil is also known as Tomar seed oil. This oil is also spelled Zanthoxylum. Xanthoxylum essential oil has similarities chemically to neroli essential oil. I am not sure if therapeutically they would feel the same. It would be something worth trying out to see, especially for the cost savings between the two essential oils. I am a huge fan of neroli, especially due to the scent. This essential oil doesn’t share the scent of neroli from what I have read. There is not a lot written about Xanthoxylum essential oil, but I did find one thing interesting about this plant. The seed is ground up as a powder to use as a spice. This is probably an essential oil I wouldn’t go out of my way to try at this time…but I won’t rule it out completely.
Essential Oil Common Name: Xanthoxylum
Latin Name: Zanthoxylum armatum
Part of Plant Used: Dried Fruit
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Notes (Scent and Staying Power): Middle
Safe for Ages: Safe for all ages, but there are some general guidelines when it comes to children and essential oils. But still, use caution when using topically for children under the age of 2. Sensitivities can still occur. Read here on how to do skin patch testing. If you create a blend for yourself, use a quarter of the amount of essential oil for children as a safe guideline.
Safe for Pregnancy: Yes
Safe for Breastfeeding: Yes
Topical Max: There is no topical max for this essential oil, but always dilute before applying it to the skin.
Shelf Life: 5 Years
Key Therapeutic Properties/Actions: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antispasmodic, Digestive, Sedative, Skin regenerative
Contraindications: This essential oil has no known contraindications.
Where to purchase: Xanthoxylum here.
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Love and Nature,
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