Xanthoxylum essential oil is another wonder oil from high in the Himalayans of Nepal. Xanthoxylum armatum, syn Zanthoxylum, a bushy shrub between elevations of 1000 and 1200m bears fruits that are wildcrafted then sun dried before steam distillation.
Emotionally Xanthoxylum has a soothing scent to diffuse at bedtime or when kicking back to unwind from a stressful day. An exquisite oil that assists meditation and is very soothing to the nerves.
Himalayan healers use Xanthoxylum essential oil mainly for respiratory conditions and to improve vocal quality by stimulating and moisturizing the larynx. This makes it a most interesting oil in a gargle for singers, stage actors, narrators and public speakers. Anyone who uses their voice a lot might benefit using a gargle, see our recipe further down.
Several reputable professional aromatherapy sources give credit for therapeutic benefits including PMS and menstrual cramps when diluted with carrier oil and massaged on the abdomen and stomach. Because of the high linalool content this essential oil possesses anti-inflammatory benefits for swollen joints and muscle spasms. A wondrous oil to consider in massage blends!
This is a beautifully aromatic essential oil for natural perfume creations. Xanthoxylum adds the right touch of exotic spicy slightly fruity floral notes. Both alluring and sensual this oil blends well with our Sandalwood Mysore
for creating perfume with a captivating mystique in unisex blends. For an entrancing masculine scent consider blending with Ambrette
, Black Pepper
and Balsam of Peru
. Xanthoxylum is highly recommended to natural perfume artisans searching for a unique aromatic note with many creative options. A must have addition to a natural perfumers repertoire of unique and distinctive oils!
Interestingly Xanthoxylum has been researched as an effective mosquito repellent
as well. Definitely a pleasant smelling essential oil to consider adding in natural sprays for enjoying the great outdoors during mosquito season.
Gargle recipe for singers, stage actors, narrators, announcers and public speakers:
¼ cup warm water
1-2 drops Xanthoxylum essential oil
¼ tsp baking soda (optional)
Stir well, high pitch gargle and spit out. Do not swallow. Repeat in small amounts, stirring before each gargle until all is used.
Batch specific GC/MS analysis for this essential oil is available by clicking on the green tab above.
Aromatherapy use: Analgesic, Anti-allergenic, Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Arthritis, Carminative, Calming, Digestive Distress, Febrifuge, Muscular Aches and Spasms, PMS, Sedative, Stomachic
General use: Home fragrance, cosmetics, skin care, bath and body lotions, creams, gels, incense, massage oil blends, meditation, perfume, candles and soaps, natural mosquito repellent sprays
Contraindications: Non-toxic. Non-irritant. Avoid during pregnancy.