Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Yarrow is a perennial herb with a simple stem that can grow up to one meter (3 feet) in height. It has fern-like feathery leaves and bears numerous pink-white, dense flower heads. Yarrow is also known as milfoil. This is a reference to its feathery appearance.
Color: Pale greenish blue to dark blue clear liquid.
Common Uses: Yarrow Essential Oil is credited with having an energy similar to that of the earth. This may seem extreme to some, but most aromatherapists agree that it is a balancing, uplifting oil with practical applications on gynecological issues, wounds and open sores. It can also be seen in cosmetics for dry skin care.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Angelica Root, Cedarwood, Pine, Myrrh, Frankincense, and Chamomile.
Aromatic Scent: Yarrow Essential Oil is viewed as being sweet, herbaceous, with spicy tones.
History: Yarrow has a long history as a medicinal herb, which according to legend goes back to Achilles, who used it to heal wounds inflicted by the sword during the wars with Troy.