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  • Color: Dark Yellow
  • Oil Consistency: Thin
  • Perfumery Note: Osmically Balanced (contains Top, Middle & Base Notes)
  • Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
  • Scent: Rich, sweet, floral, somewhat mimics jasmine

Action: Antidepressant, calmative, aphrodisiac, analgesic, detoxifier, aromatic, antiseptic

Benefits, Indications: Primarily used in perfumery (particularly Oriental-floral scents). Gardenia essential oil is used in aromatherapy, and as a scent in lotions, candles and other products. It is considered to have calming, antidepressant / uplifting qualities, and be good for headaches or dizziness.

A few drops of gardenia added to a bath are thought to be beneficial for insomnia. Gardenia is also considered useful in wound healing – in addition to being considered antibacterial, it has been reported hemostatic – able to assist stopping bleeding when applied (diluted)

. Chemical Constituents: Benzyl acetate, phenyl acetate, linalool, linalyl acetate, terpineol, methyl anthranilate

Companion Oils: Cinnamon leaf, citrus oils, clove bud, jasmine, neroli, rose otto, tuberose, ylang ylang

Precautions: No known contraindications, but care should be taken as with all oils.

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