Yarrow Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium
Plant Part: Herbs
Extraction Method: Steam
Description: Yarrow is a perennial herb with a simple stem that can grow up to one meter (3 feet) in height. It has fern-like feathery leaves and bears numerous pink-white, dense flower heads. Yarrow is also known as milfoil. This is a reference to its feathery appearance.
Color: Greenish Blue to Blue
Strength of Aroma: Soft
Aromatic Scent: Yarrow is viewed as being sweet, herbaceous, with spicy tones. Aromatherapists often compare the scent to Chamomile and Wormwood essential oils.
History: Yarrow has a long history as a medicinal herb, which according to legend goes back to Achilles, who used it to heal wounds inflicted by the sword during the wars with Troy.
Cautions: No known toxicity, non-irritant in low concentration. Possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only.