Rhododendron (Rhodododendron anthopogon)
Rhododendron Essential Oil Information
Common Name: Rhododendron
Latin Name: Rhododendron anthopogan
Plant part: Flowers and leaves
Distillation Method: Steam
Distillation Date: January 2016
Shelf Life: About 4-5 years
Country of Origin: Nepal, wild crafted.
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Aroma: This oil has a slightly balsamic aroma that sweetly offers floral and herbaceous notes. This aroma is different than most floral essential oils and is best described as an exotic and delicate one that I find pleasant and not overpowering.
Personal notes: I spent about six months really studying and working with this particular essential oil prior to offering it. It has some really amazing properties! I have utilized it with success in blends for transitions, grief, and also during colds. It is a very versatile oil that I have become quite attached to!
Safety Data: This oil is prone to oxidation and should be stored in a cool, dark, and closed container.
Usage idea: Try this oil in an emotionally supportive blend:
- 3 drops Rhododendron
- 1 drops Geranium
- 1 drop Cedarwood
Energetic qualities: Refreshes and offers emotional protection, eases difficult emotional transitions, assists in release of emotional and energetic concerns, supportive of expansive and creative processes, aids in mental clarity and assists in meditation, supportive of sanctifying and purifying space.
Recommended applications: Inhalation and topical application using safe dilution ratios.
Other information & considerations:
- This is a very spiritual oil and is collected and gathered by high Himalayan people as a sacred fragrant substance to be "burnt in offering to please and harmonize the earthly divine, especially local earth spirits."
- It is known as Anthopogan in the Nepals and is also their National Flower.
- Do not place on broken skin.