The Chinese herb Dong Quai (Angelica Sinensis), long used in Chinese medicine and becoming well known for its estrogen-like activity, is a close relation of Angelica Archangelica. Angelica has soothing aromatic qualities that help to create a relaxing environment. A well-known story tells a monk who dreamed that an angel visited him and told him to use the herb to cure plague-smitten people, hence the name Angelica. It is steam-distilled from the roots and seeds of the plant. One 2014 study of college students found that inhaling Angelica essential oil not only decreased their level of craving for nicotine, it also extended the period between craving.
Emotional release, calming, soothing, relaxing and tonic
Throats/lung irritation; menstrual problems; promotes healthy immune system; include in massage blends to increase energy and quicken function of glands; increases perspiration to get rid of toxic; supports normal digestion, help dispel gases; increase appetite; strengthen liver; remedy for respiratory problems by decongesting the lung, remove excess mucus; used in massage oils to increase flow of urine; regulate menstrual flow, ease painful period; relieves exhaustion, stress and strengthen tired mind
Angelica oil is excellent in all skincare preparations, both as a tonic and to soften and smoothen rough, dry skin. It reduces inflammation and can be useful when applied to irritated skin.
It has a sweet, rich, pleasant scent, may assist in the release and let go of negative feelings and restores memories back to a point of origin before trauma or anger was experienced.
Blends Well With:
Basil, clary sage, chamomile, geranium, lavender, patchouli, vetiver, most citrus oils such as grapefruit, lemon and mandarin
Dilute 50-50, 1 part essential oil with 1 part of carrier oil.
- For age 0-1, use 1 drop of essential oil to 8-10 drop of carrier oil. For age 2-6, use 1 drop of essential oil to 2-4 drops of carrier oil. For age 7 and above, use 1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil.
Apply 1-2 drops on area of concern
Apply to chakras and/or Vita Flex Points
Inhale directly or diffuse
Avoid direct sunlight or a sunbed within 12 hours after applying to the skin
Be particularly caution not to use undiluted. Avoid using more than 1 drop Angelica oil per 2 tsp (10ml) carrier oil as skin that will expose to any UV rays within 12 hours of use
Do not use during pregnancy
Do not use if diabetic