Inula Essential Oil (Fragrant Aster)- A Breath of Pure Sunshine!
Inula Essential Oil is a rare and potent oil, that has been traditionally used to support respiratory function, reduce joint pain and inflammation and is a great beauty aid for those with oily skin. Best of all, Inula Essential Oil is like a breath of sunshine straight out of a bottle!
Sunshine in a Bottle
Inula, or Inula Graveolens (also known as fragrant aster), is a rare essential oil that originates from the Mediterranean. The small yellow and white flowers are members of the daisy family. All members of the daisy family are known as “asters”. Inula happens to be a fragrant aster, which is uncommon amongst species in the daisy family.
To make Inula oil, the Inula herb and flowers are steam distilled in small batches, making this oil very precious. Inula Essential Oil is traditionally used in aromatherapy for relief from respiratory issues like asthma, sinus congestion and colds. Inula has also been used to relieve joint pain associated with arthritis and has shown effectiveness in calming overactive sebum production in the skin.
Using Inula for respiratory support is the most popular and researched application of Inula. This is because Inula graveolens contains close to 26% borneol, which makes it an effective antibacterial agent.
Inula Essential Oil is known for loosening mucous and relieving deep congestion due to its antitussive and expectorant properties. Using Inula can relieve and lessen the symptoms of acute conditions like coughs, asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, and other respiratory ailments. This is due to its mucolytic and bronchospasmolytic activity, along with many other properties mentioned.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, Inula Essential Oil can be useful for reducing excess kapha, lethargy, and congestion. To help relieve excess kapha and uplift the body and spirit, Inula can be used along with dietary adaptions and physical exercise, to allow the systems to open up, lighten up and get you moving again!
Below are a few recipes that you can use to help relieve congestion, uplift your energy, and tone the skin using this incredibly mucolytic essential oil.spe
If you are experiencing acute breathing issues, using this oil in the diffuser can be very helpful in promoting easy breathing, opening pathways, and reducing inflammation.
- 8 drops Inula Essential Oil
- 4 drops Organic Myrtle Essential Oil
- 4 drops Rosemary Verbenone Essential Oil
Start the Day Bright with Inula Essential Oil!
Get your day started right and keep it feeling bright all day with this personal diffuser blend!
- 8 drops Inula Essential Oil
- 4 drops of Organic Peppermint Essential Oil
- 4 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil
Using a personal pocket diffuser: add essential oils to the cotton insert and inhale periodically through the day to uplift and reinvigorate your senses, reduce lethargy, increase motivation and remain open to great possibilities.
Keep skin feeling fresh, radiant and clear using this toning blend!
- 9 drops of Inula (dilute) Essential Oil
- 5 drops Melissa Essential Oil
- 4 drops of Carrot Seed Essential Oil
- 1/4 cup Witchhazel
Used historically for respiratory and emotional support, this high-frequency plant medicine also blesses us with its uplifting and empowering fragrance. It’s like a ray of sunshine in a bottle!
If you are feeling like you may need a little more sunshine and deep breath in your life, Inula Essential Oil may be calling to you…