If you’re looking to learn about different essential oils, then you’re in the right place! Read below to find out more about Mugwort essential oil and its many wonders.
Steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of Artemisia vulgaris, this essential oil has an aroma that’s herbaceous and Sage-like. Mugwort is a middle note oil that blends well with Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Patchouli, Pine, and Rosemary.
Traditionally used by the Chinese to ward off bad spirits and danger, Mugwort warms and promotes tranquility of spirit. Women can use it during mensuration to ease discomfort from cramping, headaches, and emotional distress. Combine with Clary Sage and a carrier oil like Coconut or Castor and gently massage into the abdomen and temples. Women who are pregnant should avoid Mugwort.
During the summer months, Mugwort wards off bugs when added to a diffuser or homemade candles or melties. This oil can also have an effect on intestinal worms when used in small doses. Mugwort helps with digestion and continence as it stimulates the flow of digestive juices.
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