Vitex: Vitex agnus-castus (L.)
Why Vitex essential oil? According to Greek mythology, the Greek goddess Hera, a protector of marriage, was born under a vitex bush. Native to the Mediterranean area, this perennial shrub has been used for centuries. Monks would chew on the vitex parts to help them maintain their vows of celibacy, which offers a clue to its common name: chaste tree or chaste berry. Vitex twigs have also been traditionally used to weave baskets. The vitex essential oil is produced with the berries of the plant.
Quality Assured: Our vitex essential oil is responsibly sourced from Slovenia. The essential oil is steam distilled from the wildctafted herb with green berries or seeds. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
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Benefits: Vitex traditionally supports radiant, smooth skin.
Cautions and Contraindications: Vitex essential oil should be avoided during all stages of pregnancy and lactation, as it is a stimulant and can be unsafe for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Regulatory Status: Vitex essential oil is not listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Oils That Blend Well With Vitex:
Vitex is not typically used in perfumery.
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Vitex Vitex agnus-castus: 2 drops
Carrier oil: 5 milliliters
Massage oil into the forearms twice a daily or directly over the abdomen.