Yarrow Essential Oil

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Yarrow oil is extracted from Achillea millefolium of the Compositea family and is also known as milfoil, nosebleed, common yarrow and thousand leaf.

Oil properties

Yarrow oil has a sweet, spicy smell and the viscosity is watery.

Origin of Yarrow

It is a perennial herb that grows up to 1 meter (3 feet) high and has fern-like feathery leaves and bears numerous pink-white, dense flower heads.

It is also known as milfoil, referring to its feathery appearance and was used as a charm in Scotland and was credited with having powers to ward off evil.

It has a reputation of having an all-healing action and has been used for a variety of ailments throughout the ages and is even added to some Swedish beers.


Yarrow oil is extracted from the dried herb by steam distillation.

Chemical composition

The main chemical components of yarrow oil are tricyclene, a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, borneol acetate, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, limonene, isoartemisia ketone, borneol, camphor as well as traces of chamazulene – giving the blue color.


Do not use yarrow oil during pregnancy. Prolonged use may cause headaches and may irritate sensitive skin.

Therapeutic Properties

The therapeutic properties of yarrow oil are anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, haemostatic, hypotensive, stomachic and tonic.


Yarrow oil can improve circulatory disorders such as varicose veins and hemorrhoids. It helps with irregular menstruation, menopausal problems, cystitis and infection.

Yarrow oil can help with digestive problems such as flatulence, colic, cramp, indigestion and constipation. In the nervous system, it can be used to counter stress-related problems, hypertension and insomnia.

The skin can also benefit from yarrow oil as it helps to heal inflamed wounds, rashes, cuts, eczema, scars, and burns and can promote hair growth.


Yarrow oil can be beneficial to the nervous, genito-urinary and digestive systems, and can assist with skin care.

  • Burners and vaporizers
    • In vapor therapy, yarrow oil can help with stress, insomnia and digestive problems.
  • Blended oil or in the bath
    • As a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, yarrow oil can help with varicose veins, hemorrhoids, menstruation problems, digestive disorders, hypertension, stress and skin conditions.

More information about Yarrow Oil

Skin Care ~ improves saggy, ageing & dry skin ~ helps maintain smoother, younger & healthy skin ~ helps heal skin diseases, scars, burns, eczema, dermatitis, stretch marks & eliminates the after marks left by wounds, acne, pimples, boils & skin conditions ~ astringent properties ~ used for oily skin conditions ~ shrinks large pores ~ promotes younger looking & feeling skin

Hair Care ~ promotes faster hair growth ~ strengthens hair & eliminates hair loss ~ beneficial for treating oily hair & scalp conditions

Digestive System ~ provides relieve from flatulence, constipation & improves digestion

Immune System ~ powerful anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal & antiviral properties ~ helps heal wounds, cuts & ulcers faster & protects from infection ~ helps to reduce all types of body inflammation & spasms ~ improves blood circulation ~ cools down the body & gives relief from fever ~ treats varicose veins & hemorrhoids

Lymphatic System ~ increases perspiration & helps remove toxins from the body ~ helps restore the liver

Musculoskeletal System ~ provides relief from rheumatism, arthritis & muscular aches & pains ~ improves circulation

Nervous System ~ provides healing properties for anxiety, anxiety attacks, restlessness, insomnia, hypertension, excessive stress ~ relaxing & offers a sound & refreshing sleep

Reproductive System ~ provides relief from menstrual related problems ~ regulates menstruation ~ helps fatigue, headaches, abdominal pains, nausea & early menopause ~ recommended for vaginal infections & irritations

Respiratory System ~ aids in healing coughs & colds ~ clears congestion in the chest, relieves phlegm ~ relieves heaviness in the chest & improves breathing

Urinary System ~ helps with cystitis

Emotional ~ Spiritual ~ provides protection, courage, love & frendship, banishes negative energies ~ for dreaming & visionary experiences ~ emotional healing ~ used for recovering from an emotional breakdown

Blends well with ~ Bay, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cananga, Cedarwood, Citronella, Clary Sage, German Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Lemon Scented, Grapefruit, Grapefruit Pink, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Scented Tea Tree, Lemon Verbena, Mandarin, May Chang, Neroli, Oak Moss, Pine, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sage, Sandalwood, Valerina, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Safety ~ non-toxic, non-irritating & non-sensitizing ~ avoid during pregnancy

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