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  • Color: Clear to pale yellow
  • Oil Consistency: Thin
  • Perfumery Note: Middle/Top
  • Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
  • Scent: Fresh, sweet, balsamic and herbaceous.

Action: Analgesic, anti-anxiety, antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, decongestant, antimicrobial, immunostimulant, anti-cancer, antitussive, antirheumatic, febrifuge, hepatic-liver protective, nervine, emollient.

Benefits, Indications: An effective decongestant and antispasmodic for the respiratory system. This essential oil is has also been known to be a detoxifier and kidney stimulator (adrenals) Because of its high monoterpene content; specifically, alpha pinene, beta pinene, and d- limonene, research suggests that Rhododendron is a good antibacterial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and liver protector and supporter.

Rhododendron is a terrific choice when making bath salts, facial mists, clay masks, and other skin care blends due to its antioxidant benefits. It also helps support healthy lung function and is helpful when looking to reduce the presence of unwanted bacterial, fungal, or viral activity. Rhododendron is protective, relaxing and stimulating to the mind.



Chemical Constituents: Characterized by a high amount of monoterpene hydrocarbons (76.1%), mainly pinene (37.4%), followed by β-pinene (16.1%), limonene (13.3%), and the sesquiterpene, δ-cadinene (9.1%).

Companion Oils: Lavender, davana, sweet orange, geranium, cedar, spruce, pine, fir oil, clary sage, ginger, neroli and petitgrain.

Precautions: Rhododendron oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Do not take rhododendron essential oil internally.

Science and Research

  • Chemical composition and biological properties of Rhododendron anthopogon essential oil.
    Related Articles Chemical composition and biological properties of Rhododendron anthopogon essential oil. Molecules. 2010 Mar 31;15(4):2326-38 Authors: Innocenti G, Dall'Acqua S, Scialino G, Banfi E, Sosa S, Gurung K, Barbera M, Carrara M Abstract The essential oil of Rhododendron anthopogon was investigated by GC-MS, and seventeen compounds (representi […]

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