Valerian root essential oil
NOTE: Large quantities/sizes of any product may have to be special ordered. If that's the case, please allow a minimum of 6 business days for a new supply to arrive at our warehouse. Cancellations are not allowed because an item's not in stock. What do we consider large quantities/sizes of our products? Some examples are products classified as bulk, essential and fragrance oils sold in 5+ lbs. and certain quantities of packaging materials.This high altitude oil naturally contains more effective components than, for instance, Valerian grown in India. Research has found that Valerian root grown at higher altitudes has higher concentrations of valeptorates, one of the primary compounds responsible for this oil�s therapeutic effects. Highly sedative in action. Due to its "dirty-socks" smell it is not an oil for perfumery. As a relaxing/sleep inducing blend it has no equal. In ayurveda it�s used in suppressing urine.
It is also known to calm down dogs and cats, although cats do tend to be more sensitive to essential oils than dogs. Use with caution on dogs and cats. Avoid use on sensitive & couperose skin. Useful for varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Avoid in pregnancy and with babies and children. Blends well with any citrus essential oil, as well as with any of the conifers. (Cannot ship via air or ocean w/o appropriate documentation, cannot ship via postal air services. Flashpoint: 45C and 132F, UN#1993, flammable liquid.)
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 (5 Reviews)
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Reviewer: Barb Murphy (Holt, MI) 2.5.2014
A Must Have
I bought valerian to have on hand for when I have tachycardia, a racing heartrate, which valarian is supposed to help. I have had occaision to use it for that reason 3-4 times already. Each time I applied a drop to my nostrils and breath deeply and also apply to my neck. It works almost immediately to resolve my tachycardia...like magic!! I could not do without this oil. I also quite like the scent. Thanks Camden-Grey!
Reviewer: Mechelle Wyatt (Gastonia, NC) 10.12.2013
Perfect for sleep!
I love this oil and have used it to help aid a few clients including myself with sleep! It is deep and woody smelling & it is potent! I personally use this blended with some French Lavender, and Rose Otto before going to bed to help me sleep. I'm a shift worker, and a student.... So can we say sleep deprivation and disruption to the Circadian Rhythm! This oil helps me sleep like a rock with uninterrupted sleep! I did use 2 drops on each wrist undiluted, but my other half complained it was too loud, so I blended it to soften it up a bit and it worked like a charm. My clients who were having chronic sleepless nights have also reported that their sleep is now normal as well! Go Valerian!
Reviewer: Cory Daughton (Columbus, OH) 8.23.2010
Doesn't smell as bad as I expected
I've been told by several people that Valerian smells like smelly old socks but when I ordered this to help me fall asleep more easily, I was pleasantly surprised that it doesn't smell that way to me. It smells musky, earthy, and slightly fungal, but not offensive. I agree with the reviewer who said that the more-appealing-than-expected scent is probably due to the quality. I also think that it offers a unique undertone that I may even use in natural perfumery when blended with some citrus or herbaceous oils because its warm, musky, earthy, slightly fungal scent is very unusual and extremely comforting. My cat tends to dislike essential oils, but when I use this to help sleep he comes by to investigate and happily sniffs at the air.
Reviewer: helen hannum (winsted, CT) 6.14.2010
I purchased valerian root for my sisters dog that is terrified of thunderstorms and fireworks. I actually used it on the dog the following day, i mixed three drops of the valerian with a tablespoon of almond oil and massaged it round his chest area and the backs of his ears, within ten minutes the dog had stopped pacing and drooling and was actually calm without being knocked out.I know valerian root can be expensive but its worth buying if you have a dog that has problems with the thunderstorms, it tends to smell like old socks and vinegar but it really works and is worth the money.Cats are more sensative to it so i use less drops per tablespoon.
Reviewer: Mark Sage (New York, NY) 4.10.2010
I have to disagree with the description above - I find this oil wonderful for perfumery. It adds a light-woody, unusual, very exotic note to blends - but isn't overpowering. I find the 'dirty socks' smell more typical of the dried herb - there are some funky notes in the pure oil, but mostly it smells great to me even on its own and the odd notes recede when blended. I haven't tried this from other sources, but this strikes me as very high-quality, very fresh-smelling, clear oil. As usual, very pleased with my purchase.
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Raw materials/ingredients are dispensed by weight. Many customers ask how many ounces in a pound, there are 16 ounces in one pound. These are not fluid ounces, they are ounces by weight.
EO = essential oil
FO = fragrance oil
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HOW OILS ARE DISPENSED: All our products are dispensed by weight. EO's in 8 oz. through 2 lbs. - amber plastic pharmaceutical-grade bottle. EO's in 5 and 10 lbs. - heavy duty plastic container w/pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the container at least 2 months. EO's in sizes of 25+ lbs. - industry-standard metal or plastic can with a pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the metal can indefinitely and up to 2 months in the plastic pail. It's our decision in which type of pail we dispense the product, metal cans are not readily available. CARRIER OILS - plastic bottles/pails depending on the size ordered, do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so. FO's - in plastic containers, contents do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so.
Essential oils in sizes from ½ oz. to 4 oz. are dispensed in amber glass bottles without orifice reducers or glass droppers. If we ever run out of amber glass bottles, we reserve the right to use any other glass bottle available at that time. The only sizes of EO's dispensed with orifice reducers are 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 oz. sizes. If you require bottles/vials with orifice reducers or Eurodroppers, we sell those separately.
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