Botanical Name: Turnera diffusa syn Turnera aphrodisiaca
Country of Origin: Mexico
Cultivation: Ethical Farmed
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Distillation Date: Mar 2022
Minimum Shelf Life: 3 years
Plant Part: Flowers and Leaves
Perfume Note: Middle
Aroma: Fruity, Effervescent, Radiant, Slightly SweetBlends well with: Black Pepper, Cardamom, Chamomile Roman, Cinnamon Bark Co2, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Davana, Geranium S Africa, Ginger Co2, Jasmine grand, Jasmine sambac, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli Aged, Petitgrain sur Fleurs, Rhododendron, Rose Otto, Sandalwood Mysore, Ylang Ylang Complete, Ylang Ylang Extra, Yuzu
Damiana is a small shrub 3 to 6 feet tall with sweet-smelling, serrated leaves growing up to 10 inches long. During summer small yellow flowers bloom followed by small fruits with a fig-like taste. The vast majority of flowers and leaves from Damiana are used even today to make a popular liqueur in Mexico. This herb has been long reputed excellent for focusing sexual energies (aphrodisiac). Damiana essential oil has a complex aroma reminiscent of Davana
with underlying resemblances to Rhododendron
coupled with Chamomile Roman
. Use Damiana essential oil in natural perfume aphrodisiac blends for its interesting fresh fruity note.
Herbalists praise Damiana tea for increasing libido and addressing instances of sexual dysfunction in both men and women. Research indicates Damiana can increase the flow of oxygen to genital areas.
Further research of Damiana herb revealed an increase in neurotransmitter production including serotonin and dopamine and is reliable in reducing pain, easing anxiety, soothing digestive troubles, and increasing pleasure. Although the majority of research with Damiana is in herbal form there are references to aroma-therapeutic benefits of Damiana essential oil as noted below.
Curious to know more about aroma-therapeutic benefits Damiana essential oil may have, a CCMA (Clinical Certified Master Aromatherapist) gave us this account from trying our Damiana essential oil:
"Well I have been working pretty much daily with the Damiana, mixed in with a bit of Jojoba wax, and also in the diffuser I have noticed a decrease in a lot of the anxiety I have been feeling since we moved here as well as an overall improvement in my mood. I have been either smelling it in the diffuser (depends on if the kids are around) or right out of the bottle twice a day for the past week, as well as massaging it directly onto my wrists and belly once a day and overall I am feeling much better emotionally, I also think it has contributed to a great decrease in mucus production, the only reason I make that observation is because since I have been working with it, I have noticed a significant decrease in the amount of mucus I have been producing (consequence of damage done to my sinuses from past surgeries). Which in and of itself is huge especially since we are in the throws of allergy season."
If you are wondering (just as we were) why this essential oil is so costly here's the reasons we were given. The distiller pays hefty permit fees just to be able to use the raw botanical because the majority is destined as an ingredient in a Mexican liqueur that takes precedence over essential oil production. Finally, after the essential oil is distilled taxes and export permits add to the overall cost. Should you see Damiana essential oil offered for a cheap price, chances are it is an imitation, a tincture, or maceration and not 100% pure essential oil.
Note: This is rare and premium quality 100% pure Damiana essential oil; not a tincture or maceration. This essential oil is not eligible as a free sample.
Batch specific GC/MS analysis for this essential oil is available by clicking on the green tab above.
Aromatherapy use: antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-asthmatic, anti-anxiety, aphrodisiac, astringent, depression, diuretic, emmenagogue, exhaustion, headache, impotence, immune stimulant, nervine, nervous system tonic, PMS, reproductive system tonic, sexual dysfunction
General use: Oil diffusers, potpourri, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, massage, spa treatment oils and creams, soap and candle making
Contraindications: Use sparingly. Not for use when pregnant, breastfeeding, nor with young children. Avoid by those with history of psychosis.