Botanical Name: Angelica archangelica
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Root
Aroma: Warm, mapley and slightly-sweet
Consistency: Medium – Thick
Color: Orangish – Yellow
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Price Range: 5ml($35) 10ml ($51) 30ml ($109)
Blends Well With: Mandarin, Patchouli, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Citrus, Oriental Bases
Angelica Root essential oil is like having a best friend who is constantly encouraging, supportive and empowering. For centuries, the Angelica Root has been promoted to help manage the stress of daily life. Incredibly complex, Angelica Root essential oil invites fresh energy to the body and brain. It has a strong green-herbal-spicy, somewhat terpenic aroma with other complex nuances.
Angelica was one of the few spice plants exported to the Asia in ancient times. The high yield of Angelica made it an exceptional flavoring agent and apothecary drug. The leaves were used in tea and the stems were made into confectionary treats in Victorian times. During the Middle Ages, Angelica was considered a ‘shielding agent’ to dispel negative energies.
Angelica Root was known as the “Root of the Holy Ghost” and was used to ‘increase protection’ in superstitious times. Its Latin species name is archangelica. Like many oils derived from the root of the plant, it is considered, grounding and relaxing. In perfume blends, Angelica is considered musky. Mixing it into your favorite perfume or massage oil can add a delicate spiciness.
Angelica Root is native to Europe and is sourced from a plant that grows up to six feet tall and blooms soft clusters of pale-green flowers. Angelica essential oil can be derived from the seeds or root. The root oil is considered to have a stronger earthy note. The essential oil is extracted through steam distillation and is photosensitizing. Use is small proportions and with sun warnings in mind.
Inhaling angelica root essential oil reduces stress and anxiety as it decreases stress hormones. The same effect is acquired when the body is massaged with this oil.
Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 2 drops of Angelica Root, 3 drops of Basil, 2 drops of Cardamom, 3 drops of Spearmint and fill with Sweet Almond oil. Shake to mix well. Use as a massage oil or add a teaspoon to a full tub.
Combine: 3 drops of Angelica Root, 3 drops of Lavender and 1 drop of Cedarwood with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Stir together and add to a full bath for a relaxing soak.
Inhale directly from the diffuser.
Dilute essential oil with a carrier oil and massage to the area of concern.
Inhale directly from the diffuser daily.
Women suffering from monthly cycle pain can get relief by using a compress with diluted form of this oil. It is also good for headaches, fatigue, nausea, sleeplessness, fever and flu, and other body pains.