- Botany: Vitex comes from the distilled fruits of the vitex or chaste tree native to the Mediterranean region. It is part of the Verbenaceae botanical family.
- Other Common Names: Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, Abraham's Balm, and Monk's Pepper
- Scent Profile: Mid note with a dry, bitter herbaceous aroma.
- Helps to uplift and stabilize moods
- Soothes menstrual and menopausal discomforts and can balance the hormones, but should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- is used to increase fertility for the gestational parent prior to conception.
- Blends well with: Amyris, Cape Chamomile, Clary sage, Elemi, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Melissa, Palo Santo, Rose, Sandalwood, Valerian, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang.
- Do not use while pregnant, nursing, or while using hormonal contraceptives
- Some men have found that this oil causes nausea and other reactions, but women are able to handle the aroma and dermal application.