Organic Vitex Essential Oil
Chasteberry, Chaste Tree (Leaf), Monk’s Pepper.
- Certified Organic Vitex Essential Oil is useful for women of all ages—it helps in the production of progesterone, helps balance hormonal levels and eases symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), perimenopause and menopause.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin Albania Plant Part Leaves, berries, and twigs Scientific Name Vitex agnus castus Application Method Diffusion, Topical
Vitex Essential Oil is quickly showing itself to be a helpful tool for hormonal balancing in women of all ages. It is particularly useful when too much estrogen is present in the body. It acts directly on the pituitary and harmonizes the endocrine system, helping to normalize progesterone levels. This brings compassionate and welcome relief to painful periods and PMS symptoms such as cramping, hormonal headaches, depression, breast swelling, hot flashes and night sweats. When used with care, Vitex Essential Oil calms the nerves, frees spasms, relieves pain and relaxes the liver, intestines and uterus. It is also known for its benefits as a decongestant and stimulant.
For relief from PMS and menopausal symptoms, mix Vitex Essential Oil with a carrier oil or lotion and apply to the pulse points on the body.
To balance and stabilize hormones, inhale directly from the bottle or diffuse.
As a helpful sleep aid, create a sachet by placing 1 or 2 drops of Vitex Oil on a soft square of flannel and tuck the sachet into the bottom of your pillow before bedtime. For a similar effect, a few drops can be added to a bedroom diffuser.
Not for use by men, pregnant women, or by those taking birth control pills. Vitex Oil is powerful and needs to be used carefully. For individuals on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), a recalibration of dosage might be necessary once you begin using Vitex. As with any essential oil, please keep pertinent safety concerns, cautions and warnings in mind before use.
Vitex or chaste tree is a typical medicinal plant with a long history in folk medicine. Hera, the wife of Zeus and the guardian goddess of matrimony in Greek mythology, was said to be born under a chaste tree, which subsequently became a symbol for chastity and monogamy in marriage. In medieval monasteries, it was added to food as a seasoning in order to quell desire, earning it one of its common names, “monks pepper.”
About the Plant
The oil comes from the berries and leaves of the chaste tree, a tall tree cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world. The flowers, which appear from June to September, are small and sweet scented, and their color varies from white over pink-lilac to deep blue. The species name “Agnus castus” originates from the Greek “agnos castus,” meaning chaste, as the Greeks thought the plant calmed sexual passion.
Scent: Vitex has a clean, penetrating scent.
Blends With: Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Valerian.
Fragrance Note: Middle.
Composition: Cineol, pinene, castine, citronellol, eucalptol, limonene, linalool.