About Angelica Root Essential Oil
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Our exceptional Angelica Root essential oil is part of our artisan-created line of essential oils. It comes from an expert distiller in France who produces limited quantities of a few, very special essential oils. These unique oils are extracted from plants that our distiller grows himself or ethically harvests from the wild.
We find the aroma of our Angelica Root selection to be exquisitely earthy, with musky-green notes and subtle hints of spice.
The energy of Angelica Root Essential Oil has been described as Warm and Dry and it’s claimed by some aromatherapists to support emotional balance and the release of negativity from the spirit and psyche.
How to Use Angelica Root Essential Oil with Adults
The use of essential oils with children under16 years of age is a specialized topic; please consult an aromatherapy reference book or, better yet, a properly trained professional aromatherapist, before using essential oils with children (see www.naha.org for appropriate training standards for aromatherapists and for help in locating a professional aromatherapist).
Wildcrafted Angelica Root Essential Oil is appropriate for inhalation and, by following the precautions outlined below, for topical application as well. It’s also widely used in perfumery for its distinctive aroma and it provides more fixative power in these applications than does Angelica Seed essential oil.
The Essential Oil of Angelica Root is phototoxic, which means that it can promote severe sun burning if used on the skin prior to exposure to the sun or tanning lamps. For this reason, it should not be applied to the skin less than 12 hours before sun exposure or use of tanning lamps unless it’s been properly diluted in vegetable oil. The maximum safe concentration for application prior to ultraviolet exposure has been reported to be 0.8%; for reference, a concentration of 0.5% equals 3 drops of essential oil in 4 teaspoons of vegetable oil and this is our recommended concentration for use on the skin.
Wildcrafted Angelica root essential oil can be used in traditional steam inhalations but since this method will leave some of the oil on the skin of the face, it should not be used when sun or tanning lamp exposure will occur within 12 hours of use.
Read the general “Safety Considerations” below before using Angelica Root Essential Oil.
Historical uses of a plant and/or its essential oil are provided for educational interest only. They are not based on research and cannot be relied on as accurate. Essential oils do not always have the same actions as herbal preparations of the same plant and may carry greater risks than herbal preparations. Do not attempt to follow traditional/historical practices when using essential oils.
The botanical name of this plant means angelic archangel and one of the myths about it is that the Archangel Gabriel told humans about its medicinal properties.
Herbal preparations of angelica have been used in Europe since the 1oth Century (mostly the root) and it was probably the single most important herb f the Middle Ages due to a belief that it could prevent epidemics.
The name alone tells you that this plant has been regarded in folk medicine and myth as a very powerful plant. It was believed to protect against witches and evil eye and all kinds of bad spells and influences and it’s also been known as Herb of the Holy Spirit and Herb of the Holy Ghost.
Follow general safety guidelines for use of essential oils, as noted in the link below. Angelica root essential oil is PHOTOTOXIC and should not be applied to the skin for 12 hours before exposure to sunlight or tanning lamps unless diluted as described above. Otherwise, it is generally considered non-toxic and non-irritant IN SMALL AMOUNTS.
Some aromatherapists have cautioned against use of Angelica Root Essential Oil during pregnancy and in cases of diabetes. Although we do not advise internal use of ANY essential oils except under properly qualified medical supervision, some experts have specifically cautioned against internal use of Angelica root essential oil.
Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. Its is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation, prevention or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses. Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant. All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. .
Essential Oil Safety Considerations