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March Oil of the Month Reveal: Decalepis Hamiltonii Absolute


March Oil of the Month Reveal: Decalepis Hamiltonii Absolute

Decalepis Hamiltonii is March’s Oil of the Month! Also known as Swallow Root and Vanipotent, this is a truly unique and exotic oil that we are excited to present to you.

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Decalepis Hamiltonii Absolute

Decalepis Hamiltonii is a shrub that can be found climbing up the rocky slopes in southern India. Because of the difficult terrain where this plant is found, Decalepis Hamiltonii is mostly harvested in the wild or cultivated by local tribespeople. Once the root is extracted into an absolute, what’s left is an aroma of sweet gourmand and vanilla. That oh-so-pleasing fragrance is one of the many amazing things about this month’s oil.

In India, the Ayurvedic system of medicine values this plant due to its many distinctive benefits. You can use it to ease stomach issues and stimulate the appetite. Simply mix a couple drops with your carrier oil and massage into the abdomen. You can also apply it to aged or damaged skin to promote healing. When diffused, Decalepis Hamiltonii can also help calm the nerves. To create a relaxing and soothing blend, try combining it with Sandalwood, Bergamot, Orange or Vetiver.

As a fun little side note, a study published by the Journal of Pharmacy and Bio Allied Sciences found that extracts from this plant protect against age-related oxidative stress in rat brains. Because of their study, those scientists have suggested that Decalepis Hamiltonii can be used to treat neurological disorders. Now, we’re not saying that this essential oil can reverse aging . . . but it’d be pretty sweet if it did!

Please note, like our other absolutes, Decalepis Hamiltonii can become solid at temperatures below 72 degrees. If this happens, simply warm it in your hands or place it in an airtight plastic bag and submerge in warm water.

Absolute-ly Soothing Roll-On Blend

A sweet, woodsy blend with a hint of citrus to help you relax.

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Fill the roll-on bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Add Decalepis Hamiltonii and other essential oils. Roll on to wrists, back of neck or tops of feet.

*This blend is at a 3% dilution.

Some Things to Know

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