- Botanical Name: Humulus Lupulus
- Plant Part: Catkins
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
- Country of Origin: USA
- Color/Consistency: Thin, golden yellow
- Aroma: Spicy, Sweet, Herbal, Bitter
- Perfumery Note: Base
- Main Chemical Components: Myrcene (52.54%), Alpha-Humulene (19.88%), Beta-Caryophyllene (13.35%)
Specific Benefits of Hops Essential Oil:
** Not recommended for those who are prone to depression.
Tones, feeds, strengthens, relaxes, and rehabilitates the nervous system. This allows Hops to be a powerful plant ally for helping with sleep, stress, and pain. Having a relaxed and healthy nervous system is necessary for tapping into receptive, yin states of being.
Hops has many of the same chemical components as Copaiba and Cannabis. It's properties as a nerve tonic make it wonderful for easing all kinds of pain, including nerve pain, tension, sore muscles, menstrual cramps, and headaches. If you are experiencing pain in your body, try diluting some Hops essential oil into your favorite carrier oil and massaging it into the area.
Pain relief is one of Hops' most common uses. Rubbing a little bit of Hops essential oil on the temples or back of the neck has been used to soothe headaches and migraines. This application often works best when diluted in a carrier oil.
Sleep & Insomnia
Another of Hops' primary benefits is the way that is supports deep and restful sleep. Studies show that people who use Hops fall asleep more quickly and wake up less often. This is because Hops relaxes and strengthens the nervous system, easing tension in your body and reducing stress. Many Native American tribes use Hops as treatment for insomnia, and its affects are so well-known that many spiritual practices also use the Hops catkins in charms to invoke sleep and rest.
Calms Stress & Anxiety
Because Hops is so good for relaxing, toning and strengthening your nervous system, it also helps with stress and anxiety! It can be used to help panic attacks, reduce nervousness, ease stress, encourage a healthy stress response, and promote an overall feeling of calm and serenity.
The chemical compounds found in Hops nurture hair follicles in a way that can encourage stonger, healthier looking hair. Try incorporating a few drops of Hops essential oil in a hair rinse with water, tea (hibiscus, black, mullein, or chamomile are all good choices), and raw apple cider vinegar.
Menstruation & Menopause
Contains phyto-estrogrens and flavanoids that may help to relieve hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and insomnia realted to menopause. Hops can also be used to ease symptoms of PMS and menstruation, such as pain or irritability.
Hops is known to improve appetite and digestion. The bitterness of hops is very good for the stomach.
Deep Relaxation Herbal Bath:
4 drops Hops
3 drops Lavender (choose from Bulgarian, Kashmir, or New Zealand)
2 drops Sage
2 drops Chamomile (choose from Roman or German)