Calamus Root essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of dried roots from Acorus calamus L., which results in a beautiful and distinct aroma that is a treat to the senses.
Calamus Root essential oil is in high demand, and we are pleased to make it available to our customers, especially our natural perfume artisans and those who seek spiritual anointing oils. This oil is ideal for woody oriental perfumes, and it is recommended to use 0.01% of it as a base note fixative.
Our Calamus Root essential oil is obtained through artisan distillation of Acorus calamus L. grown in Kathmandu, Nepal. This strongly aromatic essential oil represents the essence of Nepal's extraordinary natural and pure growing conditions. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let the aroma transport you to the lush, green hills of Nepal.
It is important to note that respected sources like Tisserand and Lawless have not noted any aromatherapy benefits of Calamus Root essential oil, primarily due to high levels of ß-asarone. However, Julia Lawless advises against using it in aromatherapy applications and suggests that it should only be used for perfume and spiritual anointing purposes. When used in perfumes, this oil creates a unique and long-lasting fragrance that is sure to turn heads.
Calamus Root has a long and fascinating history of use by various cultures like Chinese herbalists, Egyptians, Greeks, Europeans, and Native Americans. In Ayurvedic practice, it is known as Vacha, which means speech, and it is believed to enhance cognitive functioning and communication skills. In Egypt, it has been revered as an aphrodisiac dating back to the present day. The roots of Acorus calamus L. have been used for medicinal purposes, including aiding digestion and relieving pain.
Overall, the Calamus Root essential oil is a unique and high-quality addition to our collection. Its beautiful aroma, long-lasting fragrance, and fascinating history make it a must-have for anyone who loves perfume or seeks spiritual anointing oils.
Calamus is a spiritual oil mentioned many times in biblical scriptures, most notably Exodus 30: 22-25, as a holy anointing oil ingredient:
22 Moreover the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
23 Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus (*kaneh bosm) two hundred and fifty shekels,
24 And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin:
25 And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.
*The original words “kaneh bosm” (prior to translation) by continuity factor used by the majority of world religions accepts the translation of kaneh bosm as ‘sweet calamus’.
Batch specific GC/MS analysis for this essential oil is available by clicking on the green tab above.
Aromatherapy use: Not recommended. Calamus Root essential oil contains a high level of ß-asarone. This oil is best suited for use in perfume or spiritual holy anointing oils.
General use: Spiritual holy anointing oil, perfume
Contraindications: Use well diluted. Do not ingest, avoid during pregnancy, potentially toxic in large quantity.