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A Guide To Davana Essential Oil and Its Benefits and Uses

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Davana essential oil (Artemisia pallens) comes from a small herbaceous plant native to southern India. Ayurvedic healers traditionally used the plant to balance the three energies of pitta, kapha, and vata.

Basic Davana Facts

Plant family: Asteraceae (daisy family).

Production: Steam distilled.

Aroma: Sweet, fruity, slightly woody.

Perfume/Aromatic note: Base

Is davana safe to use during pregnancy? No, according to The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy.

Is davana essential oil safe for children? Yes, for children age 2+, according to Revive Oils. Consult a professional.

Main components:

  • (z)-davanone 38%
  • nerol             10%
  • furans           6%       
  • (e)-davanone 5%

(The davone content can be as high as 55%.)

Source: Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition

Davana Aromatherapy Benefits

Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art: Davana may regulate menstruation, increase circulation, soothe skin irritation, and act as an aphrodisiac. The oil balances energy, reduces anger, and releases negative thoughts.

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
: Davana may help relieve colic, indigestion, flatulence, gastrointestinal spasm, constipation, nervous stomach, headaches, menstrual pain, and nervousness. The oil may act as a digestive stimulant and have detoxifying benefits.

Plant Therapy: Davana promotes relaxation, quiets the mind, helps soothe frazzled nerves, and helps relieve menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms. To help restore depleted emotional reserves, diffuse this blend:

  • 2 drops davana
  • 1 drop lavender
  • 3 drops frankincense

Ayurveda and Aromatherapy: Davana is excellent for menopausal women and useful in regulating menstruation. The essential oil is indicated for gout, skin irritation, anger, energy balancing, and ovarian cysts. To use the oil for cysts, make a compress and place it over the affected ovary.

Davana Essential Oil Uses and Blends

For a fruity and all-natural fragrance, combine davana with a carrier oil and apply to wrists and neck

Diffuse the essential oil to create an ambience of joy and romance.

Serenity Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops davana essential oil  
  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops mandarin essential oil

Source: Plant Therapy Essential Oil Recipe Collection

Headache Oil

  • 2 tablespoons carrier oil
  • 5 drops davana
  • 4 drops lemon essential oil
  • 9 drops frankincense essential oil

Pour the carrier oil into a one-ounce (30 ml) bottle. Drop in the essential oils. Close bottle and shake gently. Use the oil to massage your neck, shoulders, and scalp as needed.

Source: Aromahead Newsletter

Exfoliating Sugar Scrub

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup jojoba oil
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 10 drops davana essential oil
  • 10 drops atlas cedarwood essential oil
  • 12 drops tangerine essential oil
  • 2 drops vetiver essential oil

Mix together the sugar and jojoba and sesame oils in the jar. Drop in the essential oils and stir well.

Use a spoon to scoop out scrub. Gently massage one tablespoon over your body. Rinse and blot skin dry to seal in moisture.

Avoid getting the scrub in the jar wet to prevent contamination.

Source: Eden's Garden

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