Tarragon Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Artemisia dracunculus
Origin: Hungary
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Our tarragon oil is steam distilled from the leaves of Artemisia dracunculus. Which is a close relative of the well-known Artemisia absinthium, or wormwood. The fresh and dried leaves are most often used in kitchens as a seasoning. The herb may be safe to consume but the same cannot be said of this essential oil.

Historically tarragon oil was used in a range of wellness applications. However, with the help of modern science we now know that the potential safety concerns of this oil outweigh the benefits  of using in concentrated blends.

With this knowledge we use tarragon essential oil exclusively as an aromatic, it is often added to perfumes, soaps, and detergents for its somewhat spicy masculine aroma.

Aroma Tarragon essential oil smells characteristic of the fresh leaves and has a sharp, earthy anise-like aroma to it with notes of fresh herbs.

Constituents This oil contains estragole, (Z) and (E)-β-ocimene, and limonene.

Estragole is also found in anise, basil, and fennel.

(Z)-β-ocimene can be found in celery leaf, lovage, and lavender.

(E)-β-ocimene is also found in basil, hemp, and neroli.

Limonene can be found in sweet orange, grapefruit, clementine, and tangerine.

Blending and Uses This oil blends well with basil, black pepper, lemon, galbanum, lavender, oakmoss, Peru balsam, vetiver, and vanilla.

Due to the safety concerns with this oil, it’s best to use it sparingly. It is a top to middle note depending on blending which means it will be smelled more quickly than other oils and dissipate faster.

Try adding a drop to your household surface cleaner, it will leave your home smelling warm and earthy, not to mention clean!

Adding a drop or two to your dryer balls is a great way to spread the scent and carry it with you wherever you go.

For a cozy environment try blending tarragon with vetiver and lavender in your diffuser. If you prefer something a little more revitalizing, try tarragon with lemon and tea tree oils.

Packaging 1/2 oz. and 1 oz. essential oils are packaged in amber glass bottles with drop reducers for easy application. Larger sizes are packaged in amber screw cap bottles and do not come with reducers or droppers.

Safety This oil is potentially carcinogenic based on estragole, and methyl eugenol content and it may inhibit blood clotting. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified healthcare practitioner. Keep away from children and pets.

Before using perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back. Apply a small quantity of diluted essential oil and cover with a bandage. If you experience any irritation, use carrier oil or cream to further dilute the essential oil, and then wash with soap and water. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours, it is safe to use on your skin. Learn more about using essential oils here.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.


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