With a long history of use as a medicinal plant, Angelica Root seeds were reputed to give protection from the Plague. It’s healing powers were so great, the plant was considered to be from divine origin, hence the botanical name Angelica archangelica.
Angelica Root essential oil is extracted from the root and the scent has a delicate, herbal, slightly minty feel to it. It has overtones that make you think of Anise Seed and Celery Seed and you find yourself breathing deeply when you smell it.
Aromatic influences: Assists in releasing or letting go of negative feelings. It promotes feelings of balance, assists with heartache, and gives incentive to overcome difficulties.
Combines well with:
Clary Sage, Patchouli, Vetiver, Neroli, Cedarwood, Pine, Juniper Berry, and all Citrus oils
Points of interest
- Some studies have shown that diffusing Angelica Root can help a person quit smoking. (Buckle)
- Distilled through CO2 extracting.
- Has a very strong scent so use sparingly.
- Phototoxic so be careful about using on skin that is exposed to the sun.
- Do not use during pregnancy.
- May cause skin irritation so use with a carrier oil.
- Angelica Root causes distaste for alcohol. Is a good oil to use to combat many addictions.
- Can be used in lymphatic drainage massage
- Helps relieve painful joints.
- Works really well for treating spasms in the gut, anxiety, and nervous fatigue.
- Diffuse to help treat anorexia. Helps to increase the appetite.
- Encourage mental stamina during extreme fatigue, diffuse 2 drops Angelica Root and 4 drops Rose Geranium (6)
- Often used as an aphrodisiac
- Promotes self-belief
- Add to a bath for a stimulating bath.
- To relieve mental pressure, diffuse 2 drops Angelica Root and 4 drops Pink Grapefruit. (6)
- Improves digestion, soothes the intestines, and relieves nausea.
- Vapors open the sinus and breathing passages.
- Helps regulate female emotions. Is particularly good to use to alleviate PMS and Menopausal symptoms in breast area.
- Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel.
Here are a few recipes involving Angelica Root oil. To check for more, you can click on Angelica Root in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.
*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it. This oil definitely needs to be diluted when used.
Nausea and Indigestion Relief
- 2 drops Angelica Root
- 4 drops Ginger Root
- 4 drops Coriander
- 1 tablespoon F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)
Mix all ingredients together and massage into the abdomen using slow, clockwise strokes. Use twice daily. (6)
Heart and Lung Blend
- 1 teaspoon Lavender
- 3/4 teaspoon Angelica Root
- 1/4 teaspoon Ravintsara
- 1/4 teaspoon Black Cumin
Combine all ingredients in a dark colored, glass bottle. Diffuse a few drops for 2-5 hours, preferably at night. Inhale the vapors as deeply as possible. (8)
Stimulating Bath Salts
- 2 drops Roman Chamomile
- 1 drop Angelica Root
- 4 drops Neroli
- 3 drops Clary Sage
- 1 tablespoon Carrier oil
- 1 cup Sea Salts
Mix together oils and dissolve into sea salts. Add to a warm/hot bath and soak for 20-30 minutes. (7)
- 5 drops Angelica Root
- 5 drops Lemongrass
- 10 drops Cypress
- 1 ounce Almond oil
Combine all ingredients in a dark colored glass bottle. Massage a small amount into chest area daily. Use to improve skin texture and plump up underlying tissue.
*As Cypress gets stronger as it gets older, use less drops if yours is older than a year. (8)
Aphrodisiac Bath Blend
- 4 drops Angelica Root
- 4 drops Black Pepper
- 2 drops Cinnamon Bark
- 10 drops Rosewood
- 1 cup Milk
Stir essential oils into milk and mix well. Add to a warm/hot bath and soak for at least 20 minutes. Use to help you “get into the mood”. (8)
Interesting oil, isn’t it! I enjoyed researching Angelica Root oil and now want to go play around with it. What do you want to do with it? How do you like to use it?
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