The Artemisia Sampler Set contains six essential oils from the artemisia genus of plants containing hardy, herbaceous shrubs known for their powerful chemical constituents. Most have strong aromas and bitter taste due to the terpenoids and sesquiterpene lactones found in them. All the essential oils in this sampler come from plants revered throughout history for their powerful effects, aromatically, medicinally, magically and spiritually.
Derived from the widely growing herb native to temperate Europe, Africa, and Asia, Mugwort has a long history of being used for flavoring and for medicinal purposes, particularly for pain relief, treatment of fever, and as a diuretic.
Historically, Davana Essential Oil was used in Indian cultures, where it was coveted for its medicinal properties, and aphrodisiac, and mood elevator. In the 20th century, Davana Essential Oil caught the attention of perfumers and flavorists, as the oil has a very strong and pleasant scent.
Wormwood Essential Oil is extracted from a small shrub originally native to Europe and Northern Africa. The wormwood plant has a long history in folk medicine, and is best known as the key ingredient in the intoxicating drink absinthe, long consumed by artists because they believed it stimulated creativity.
Tarragon Essential Oil is used in aromatherapy to refresh and uplift the spirit. Tarragon is a small, bushy plant, favored by the culinary industry for the uniquely sweet and spicy flavor, reminiscent of licorice. Known over the world with nicknames of "Little Dragon" and "King of Herbs", this plant is renowned for its healing benefits and properties.
Organic African Wormwood Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the wormwood plant of South Africa. Historically this plant has been cultivated and used for a large variety of medicinal benefits. It is known for its ability to help relieving pain, clearing nasal congestion, and killing harmful microorganisms. African Wormwood's anti-parasitic powers can help with a cleanse or in relieving digestive ailments.
Owyhee Essential Oil is a rare and exotic oil that's sourced from a plant native to the Western U.S. Its name comes from the Owyhee region in Idaho where the plant is widespread, and this region in turn gets its name from an old, alternate spelling for Hawaii. The Owyhee plant has a long tradition of herbal healing among local populations, including being used for pain relief and digestive problems. In aromatherapy, this essential oil is useful for its wonderful aroma, for its gentle effects on the skin, as well as for its pain relief and anti-inflammatory action.