Davana Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Steam
Country of Origin:
India
Plant Part:
Leaves and Flowering Tops
Latin Name:
Artemisia pallens
Cultivation:
Naturally Grown

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About the Oil: Uniquely different on each person, Davana essential oil has a strong fruity, radiant, sensual and slightly woody aroma. Emotionally balancing and calming, add it to blends for increased focus and inner peace. Useful as an antispasmodic, especially with menstruation.

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Sample
$3.09
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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

51

Chemical Families

Sesquiterpenol
N/A
Sesquiterpene
N/A
Ether
N/A

Primary Constituents

davanone
N/A
germacrene B
N/A
elixene
N/A
ethyl cinnamate
N/A
davana ether
N/A
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

Davana essential oil is distilled from a small aromatic herbaceous plant native to southern India. The plant is a member of the Daisy family, growing to 40 centimeters in height, with blue-green leaves and small yellow flowers. Interestingly, it grows near sandalwood trees, another of India's prized aromatic essential oil sources.

ABOUT THE OIL

This is an exceptional quality Davana essential oil steam distilled from the leaves and flowers of the herb grown in India. We have sampled several varieties of this oil, and found this distillation to be, by far, the nicest. Davana is used primarily in natural perfumery and body and skin care preparations for its sweet and fruity fragrance. It is said to aid in enhancing skin health, help heal wounds, calm anger and promote relaxation. It is also said to have a unique property of smelling different on each person's skin. This very lovely variety is very highly recommended!

OF INTEREST

Artemisia pallens has long been cherished for its making of aromatic decorations and extracts. Traditionally, the plant has been used in Indian for a variety of spiritual practices and rituals, being dedicated to Lord Shiva. The plant has also been a component of various Ayruvedic medicine preparations.

Therapeutic Properties

THERAPEUTICS DESCRIBED BY AROMATHERAPY SPECIALISTS

From Voices of Light, Voices of Love: Messages from the Plants and Trees1:

  • Eases depression & anxiety
  • Soothes feelings of fear & inadequacy
  • Relieves restlessness
  • Encourages optimism
  • Aids meditation

From Essential Oils and Aromatherapy for Beginners2:

  • Antiseptic
  • Antiviral
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Emmenagogue
  • Expectorant
  • Sedative
  • Stress reliever
  • Releases anger
  • Relieves headache & tension

REFERENCES

1 Gutierrez, Audre, Olivera de Kapp, Cynthia & Kapp. Voices of Light, Voices of Love: Messages from the Plants and Trees. Balboa Press, 2016.

2 Dylanna Press. Essential Oils and Aromatherapy for Beginners: Your Complete Desk Reference Including A-to-Z Essential Oils Guide and Recipes. Dylanna Publishing, Inc., 2014.

Application

INHALATION

  • diffuser

TOPICAL

  • massage, skin care, wound care
  • Employ with a carrier at 5% concentration for massage.
  • Apply to forehead and temples for stress relief and mood elevation.
  • Dilute and apply where you would a deodorant.
  • Include in body and skin care recipes for its wonderful aroma.
Aromatherapy Details

Middle-base note, Davana is used when making fruity, sweet perfumes as it unique on each person and a good fixative. The oil is brown and viscous, with an especially rich fruity scent. It's powerful aroma is very rich, penetrating, warm, radiant, exotic, sensual, woody, and uniquely herbaceous.

Safety

Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.

If pregnant, use under a doctor's care.

Davana oil should be used in small concentrations within your blends as it is high in ketones; if not sufficiently diluted, it may sensitize or irritate skin. Ketones are resistant to being metabolized by the liver. Those with liver diseases should use only very small amounts of oils high in ketones. A general rule is to use only 1% of Ketones in a 1 ounce blend.