The Greek Achilles, the hero of the Trojan Wars, was said to have used yarrow to help cure the injury to his Achilles tendon. As a traditional herbal medicine, yarrow was used for an array of conditions from respiratory infections and fever to digestive disorders and wound care. Yarrow was used by Germanic tribes to treat battle wounds. The essential oil is steam-distilled from the flowers to produce a beautiful blue oil.
Soothing, smoothing and protecting
Blend with aloe vera to tone the skin and speed the recovery of wounds; massage on the abdomen to stimulate the liver and relieve cramps, diarrhoea, and indigestion
Yarrow has a sweet, fresh, green aroma. Balancing highs and lows, both external and internal, yarrow simultaneously inspire and ground us. Its balancing properties may also make it useful during meditation.
Blends Well With:
Black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, lavender, marjoram and ylang ylang
Dilution Ratio: Neat
- 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 7-11, use 1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil. And age 12 and above, neat application is safe
Apply 2-4 drops on area of concern
Apply to chakras and/or Vita Flex Points
Inhale directly or diffuse
Do not use during pregnancy
Yarrow can pose a drug interaction problem (even when applied topically), can pose an interaction problem with certain drugs, including some analgesic, antiarrhythmic, antipsychotic and antidepressant medications, as well as those containing estrogen or serotonin. When in doubt, use Roman chamomile.