Vitex Essential Oil
- 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.
Products Using Vitex Essential Oil
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- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.