St John’s Wort Oil
St John’s Wort Oil (Hypericum perforatum) is infused in Virgin Olive Oil.
St John’s wort has been used in herbalism for centuries. It was thought to have medical properties in classical herbalism. Folk usages included the oil extract & other parts. Hypericum perforatum is a common species and is grown commercially for use in herbalism and traditional medicine. The oil extract has been used in the treatment of wounds and is under study for potential antibiotic properties.
St John’s wort is a herbaceous perennial plant with extensive, creeping rhizomes. Its reddish stems are erect and branched in the upper section, and can grow up to 3 ft. high. The stems are woody near their base and may appear jointed from leaf scars. The branches are typically clustered about a depressed base and have a yellow-green in color.
The species can be found across many areas of Eurasia and in an invasive weed to much of North and South America, as well as South Africa and Australia. Not only is the species is harmful to livestock and can interfere with prescription drugs. It has been used in folk medicine over centuries, and remains commercially cultivated in the 21st century. Hyperforin, a phytochemical constituent of the species, is under basic research for its possible biological properties.
For more information on diluting essential oils in carrier oil for topical usage, check out this article and infographic by Dr. Joie Power: Proper Dilution of Essential Oils for Topical Use
Other Carrier Oil, Massage Oils & Lotions
We also have quite a few other carrier oils (aka base oils & vegetable oils) and lotions available: Carrier Oils & Lotions.
And we have also created many “ready-to-use” Massage Oils & Lotions, each one containing just the right amount of essential oils blended into our special massage base (a combination of Sweet Almond, Grapeseed & Sunflower Oils).
Quality & Experience
All our Artisan Aromatics 100% pure essential oils, aromatherapy blends and oil products are therapeutic quality. Using our 20+ years of experience, we’ve gathered the finest quality oils from around the world. To ensure that our pure oils are as fresh and potent as possible, our oils are bottled by hand here in the USA only after we receive each order.