Valerian essential oil, derived from the roots of the Valeriana officinalis plant, is a highly regarded natural extract renowned for its calming and sedative properties. Valerian officinalis is a perennial flowering plant native to Europe and parts of Asia. With a long history of traditional use, valerian oil has been valued for centuries for its potential to promote relaxation, ease anxiety, and support restful sleep.
Scientific Name / Botanical name: Valeriana officinalis
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Root
Odor strength: Strong
Aroma: Warm, woody and balsamic
Color: Yellowish green
Relaxation and Calmness
Valerian essential oil is widely recognized for its ability to promote relaxation, tranquility, and a sense of calm. Its calming properties help reduce the intensity and frequency of migraines.
Valerian oil is often used to improve sleep quality, alleviate insomnia, and promote a more relaxed and peaceful night's rest.
Stress and Anxiety Relief
The oil's calming properties make it beneficial for reducing stress and anxiety.
Valerian oil is useful for easing muscular tension and discomfort.
Valerian essential oil can help soothe abdominal discomfort and promote a more balanced mood during the menstrual cycle.
Valerian essential oil is generally considered safe to diffuse around pets when used in moderation.
Ways to use
Valerian essential oil provides nourishment and hydration during the winter season.
Mix 2-3 drops of Valerian essential oil with a tablespoon of your chosen moisturizer.
Apply to the skin as a daily moisturizer
Massage the diluted mixture onto the affected areas for relief from migraines and muscle pain.
Dilute 2-3 drops of Valerian essential oil with 1 tablespoon of carrier oil.
Gently massage in circular motions until absorbed.
The relaxing scent of Valerian oil can help promote a sense of calmness, unwind the mind, and prepare your body for a restful night's sleep.
Add 4-5 drops of Valerian essential oil to a diffuser filled with water.
Allow the diffuser to run for about 30 minutes before bedtime to create a tranquil environment.
Recommended Essential Oil Blends:
Recommended Carrier oils:
- Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and sensitive areas.
- Never apply essential oils to the skin or scalp directly. It is highly recommended to dilute the oil using a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.
- Never intake essential oils orally.
- Do a patch test before topical use to make sure there are no allergic reactions to any essential oil.
- If you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication; consult a physician before use.