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Goldenrod essential oil (Solidago canadensis) is less common than many other oils. This oil promotes relaxation, encourages libido, stimulates circulation, and enhances the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
Plant family: Asteraceae
Production: Steam distilled from the small, golden flowers of a tall, perennial plant.
Aroma: Herbaceous, earthy.
Perfume/Aromatic note: Middle.
Is goldenrod essential oil safe to use during pregnancy? Consult a professional.
Is goldenrod safe for children? Yes, for children age 2+, according to Revive Oils.
Cautions: None known.
Source: Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition
The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (updated edition): Uses for goldenrod essential oil in skin care include helping heal acne, cuts and wounds, skin inflammation, and insect bites. The oil may also help relieve respiratory mucous and congestion, coughs, colds and flu, chills, hay fever, laryngitis, sore throat, anxiety, depression, nervous tension, and stress.
Aromatherapy and Subtle Energy Techniques: Goldenrod helps balance the fifth chakra to improve the ability to communicate. The oil promotes receptivity to spiritual guidance through the sixth and seventh chakras.
Use goldenrod in a diffuser:
Add 2 to 4 drops goldenrod to one tablespoon carrier oil.
Add the following essential oils to a 2-ounce squeeze bottle:
Fill the bottle with jojoba oil. Close cap and shake to mix well.
To promote healthy-looking skin, add a drop of goldenrod to your daily face wash or moisturizer.
pleasant, masculine scent, add
goldenrod to a DIY cologne or other aromatherapy products for men. Or put a drop on the base of the neck for a
calming personal fragrance.
For a luxurious bath, stir in a blend of 2 to 3 drops goldenrod in 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon liquid castile soap.
Stir together all ingredients. Add to a full bath for a relaxing soak.
Insect Bite Relief
Blend ingredients in a small squeeze bottle. Shake before using. Apply to insect bites 2 or 3 times a day or as needed.
Add 2 cups dried flowers or potpourri to a bowl. Sprinkle 10
to 15 drops goldenrod over the flowers. Place the bowl in an area where
you want to repel insects.
Eden's Garden, Young Living, Revive Oils
Photo Credit: Georg Slickers, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons