Angelica Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Angelica archangelica
Angelica belongs to the Apiaceae family of plants that includes carrot, fennel, and celery.
The name ”archangelica” comes from Greek arkhangelos, or arch angel.
This grounding oil that can help put your mind at ease during stressful times and inspire closeness and intimate connections. Angelica oil is used often in perfume blends for its earthy, musky aroma. It is also thought to have aromatic, immune-supporting qualities.
Angelica oil has a dry, herbaceous, and slightly peppery top notes with an underlying earthy, woody back. It is quite unique and characteristic of the fresh or dried root if you are familiar with the aroma.
Angelica essential oil typically contains β-phellandrene, α-pinene, α-phellandrene, and limonene.
Blending and Uses
Angelica essential oil has some fixative qualities which help extend the life of perfume blends. When blended into creams or carrier oils it can be used to help with occasional minor skin irritations. Diffusing angelica oil can help support respiratory health and the nervous system.
This top to middle note blends beautifully with citrus oils such as lemon or grapefruit, or other grounding oils like patchouli and vetiver. Mix with spicy aromas like black pepper and cardamom, the woody oils of juniper and cedarwood, or uplifting lavender tea tree. Matching angelica with clary sage will create a calming blend.
This oil is phototoxic. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified healthcare practitioner. Keep away from children and pets.
Before using perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back. Apply a small quantity of properly diluted essential oil and cover with a bandage. If you experience any irritation use carrier oil or cream to further dilute the essential oil on the skin, and wash with soap and water. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours, it is safe to use on your skin.