Yarrow - Essential Oil (blue) - Achillea millefolium - Hungary - New Directions Aromatics
Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium
Plant Part: Flowers
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, greenish to dark blue liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a medium aroma, Yarrow is sweet and herbaceous, with spicy tones.
Product Abstract: Yarrow is also known as milfoil, a reference to its feathery appearance from fern-like feathery leaves. It is a perennial herb with a simple stem that can grow up to one meter (3 feet) in height, bearing numerous pale pink flower heads. Yarrow has a long history as a medicinal herb, which goes back to the legend of Achilles who used it for wounds inflicted during the Trojan War. It is often used in cosmetics for dry skin.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.