Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) essential oil benefits
Honeysuckle essential oil is derived from the colorful flowers of the honeysuckle plant, and it is largely used in TCM (Tradicional Chinese Medicine) as an anti-inflammatory. It soothes headaches, reduces inflammation, protects the skin, and boosts hair strength.
In skincare, Honeysuckle essential oil soothes inflamed skin, relieves skin rashes, lightens pigmentation, and controls blemishes. It is also a good antibacterial for treating burns, scrapes, and cuts. This beautiful oil is used in aromatherapy for anxiety and depression.
Botanical Name: Lonicera japonica
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the flowers
Origin: China, Japan
Color: pale yellow
Aroma: exotic, fresh, sweet, flowery
Blends well with: Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Lavender, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Mandarin, Orange, Neroli, Blue Tansy, Chamomiles and Frankincense
Therapeutic properties: Antidepressant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, sedative, tonic
HOW TO USE
To calm nerves, promote sleep burn 1-2 drops every 5 hours.
Dilute 1-3 drops every 5 ml of carrier oil for a body and foot massage; 3-8 drops for headaches
Add 0.5% Honeysuckle essential oil to cream or oil base products.