April Oil of the Month Reveal: Vitex - Everyday Essentials

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Vitex Essential Oil

April Oil of the Month Reveal: Vitex

You know what time it is– April’s Oil of the Month reveal, Vitex! This essential oil holds a complex, earthy aroma with fresh and sweet tones. There is no better time to enjoy this than in the midst of the spring season, blended with other essential oils. In addition to its unique scent, it boasts a wide range of therapeutic benefits that makes this essential oil practical all year round.

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Vitex

Vitex is steam distilled from the leaf and berry of the chaste tree, also known as Vitex agnus-castus. This essential oil is a great addition to your collection as it promotes balance,  particularly in women’s issues. Vitex may help to maintain healthy feminine hormonal functions and stabilize emotions during stressful times. 

This middle note is often used in massage oil blends for women due to its balancing qualities. Dilute Vitex to a maximum of 1% in a carrier, such as our Marvelous Massage Blend, to take in its harmonizing properties. It can also help with digestive issues. While not typically used within perfumery, Vitex can add interesting notes to a blend.

As mentioned before, this Oil of the Month is beneficial for women, but harmful to men. Due to possible adverse reactions in males, we do not recommend diffusing this oil. Some reactions may include headaches, dizziness, stomach upset, and rashes. It also has been historically used to blunt the libido in men. 

Menstrual Massage Blend

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Blend together your ingredients and massage onto areas of concern. 

Some Things to Know

  • KidSafe: No
  • Pregnancy Safe: No
  • Nursing Safe: No
  • Pup & Pony Approved: No
  • Shelf Life: 1-2 years
  • Blends well with: Amyris, Cedarwood (all), Clary Sage, Geranium Bourbon, Lavender, Palo Santo, Rose (both), Sandalwood (both), Vetiver  

Cautions: Maximum dilution of 1% for topical applications. Possible drug interactions. Can cause adverse reactions in men. Do not use it if pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children. If under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. 

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