Meadowsweet ( Filipendula ulmaria ) Macerated Carrier Oil Organic
Meadowsweet Macerated Carrier Oil Organic
CARRIER OIL- MACERATED OIL
FILIPENDULINA ULMARIA (L.) MAXIM. (SYN. SPIRAEA ULMARIA L.)
Naturally sweet, floral aromatic scent oil. Muscular and joints soothing massages. Ideal in blends for wellbeing circulatory massages: draining, cellulite, silhouette, heavy legs, stretch marks massages. Ideal in blends for Face, scalp care; skin firming, tonifying, purifying, astringent, regenerating, scars, promotes skin elasticity, tired, sagging skins, puffiness. For all skin types, oily and combinations skins. Acne prone, irritated, sensitive, fragile skins.
INCI Name: Filipendulina ulmaria (Meadowsweet)flowers in Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil
CAS Number:84775-57-5 & 8001-21-6
EXTRACTION METHOD: solar-infusion (low temperature maceration/Infusion) of Meadowsweet (Filipendulina ulmaria) flowers in organic, cold pressed Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seed oil
PARTS USED: Flowering tops, dried.
COMMON NAMES: Queen of the meadow, Bridewort oil.
APPEARANCE & ODOUR: Pale yellow to golden, fluid oil. Characteristic, Naturally Sweet and floral aromatic oil.
QUALITY: 100 % pure and natural CARRIER OIL.
STORAGE CONDITIONS: Store tightly closed, in a dry, cool place away from light.
COMPOSITION: 25% of dry Meadowsweet (Filipendulina ulmaria) flowering tops; 75% Sunflower seed oil.
Naturally rich in Salicylic acid compounds (Meadowsweet)*
(*) please read CAUTIONS
Filipendula ulmaria, or meadowsweet, has been traditionally used in herbal medicine for centuries due to its various medicinal properties.
Some of its traditional uses, properties, and benefits include:
- Anti-inflammatory: Meadowsweet has natural anti-inflammatory properties attributed to its salicylates, flavonoids, and tannins. It has been traditionally used to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, and muscle pain.
- Analgesic: Meadowsweet contains salicylic acid, a natural pain-reliever related to aspirin. It has been used to alleviate headaches, toothaches, and general pain.
- Antipyretic: The plant has been used as a natural remedy for reducing fever and managing symptoms of colds and flu.
- Digestive aid: Meadowsweet has been used to treat various digestive issues, including heartburn, indigestion, and stomach ulcers, due to its astringent, antacid, and soothing properties.
- Diuretic: Meadowsweet has diuretic properties, which can help promote urine production and excretion. This can be beneficial for relieving fluid retention and managing urinary tract infections.
- Respiratory support: The plant's mucilage content can help soothe irritated respiratory mucosa, making it a traditional remedy for coughs, bronchitis, and other respiratory ailments.
- Astringent: Tannins in meadowsweet give it astringent properties, which can help reduce inflammation and promote wound healing. It has been used topically for cuts, bruises, and skin irritations.
- Relaxant: Meadowsweet is believed to have calming and relaxing effects, making it useful in managing stress and anxiety.
meadowsweet, is a perennial herb that contains various biologically active compounds. Its main components include:
- Salicylates: Meadowsweet is a natural source of salicylates, which are compounds related to aspirin. The most prominent salicylate in meadowsweet is salicylic acid, which is known for its analgesic (pain-relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Flavonoids: These are a group of plant-based compounds with antioxidant properties. Key flavonoids found in meadowsweet include quercetin, kaempferol, and their glycosides.
- Tannins: Meadowsweet contains hydrolyzable tannins, which have astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. Tannins can help reduce inflammation and promote wound healing.
- Phenolic acids: Meadowsweet is rich in various phenolic acids, such as vanillic, ferulic, and p-coumaric acid, which possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Volatile oils: Meadowsweet contains a small amount of volatile oils, which contribute to its characteristic aroma. The primary components of these oils are methyl salicylate, isomenthone, and eugenol.
- Polysaccharides: Polysaccharides are complex carbohydrates found in plants. Meadowsweet contains mucilage, a type of polysaccharide that has soothing properties and can help alleviate irritation and inflammation in the digestive and respiratory systems.
These components contribute to the various medicinal properties of meadowsweet, such as its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and diuretic effects.
- COMEDOGENIC *: 0
- HYDRATING, MOISTURIZING: +++
- ASTRINGENT, TONIFYING: +++
- CICATRIZING REGENERATING: ++
- DRAINING, DIURETIC, DECONGESTING: +++
- CIRCULATORY, ANTI-OEDEMAS: +++
- ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI RHEUMASTIMS: +++
- ANTALGIC, ANTI-NEURALIGIC, CALMING: +++
- ANTICOAGULANT: +++ (!) read cautions
- ANTIBACTERIAL: ++
(*)COMEDOGENIC (Causes clogging of pores) 0=NO, 1 to 2 = HARDLY, 3 to 4 = YES, 5= VERY
Example of uses
AS IS (Targeted facial applications or body massages)
For facial applications: IN COMBINATION, to make facial serums:
Blend 20% meadowsweet macerated oil in 80% OTHER SUITABLE CARRIER OIL (JOJOBA, MACADAMIA…). Use 2-3 drops to massage your Face
You may choose to add essential oils (avoid when pregnant) to make a personalized serum or body oil:
Tonifying, astringent serum, for oily and combination skins with Palmarosa essential oil; with Tea tree or Niaouli essential oil for Acne prone skins
Regenerating serum, to help with scars, for all skins and specially tired, irritated, stretch marks, eczema…with Frankincense essential oil or Rock rose essential oil.
Appeasing serum for fragile, irritated, sensitive, or damaged skins, with Roman chamomile.
Antioxidant serum, for mature, sagging or lacking in elasticity skins, wit rose geranium
Circulatory and Water-retention body oil or face serum, for Rosacea, redness, irritated scalps, facial puffiness, oedemas, cellulite… with Lentisque, Immortelle or Lemongrass essential oil.
Anti-inflammatory and antalgic face serum or body oil, to help with uncomfortable skin with lavender, lemongrass essential oil; with Eucalyptus citriodora for muscles and joints.
DO NOT USE IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO ASPIRIN OR SALICYLIC ACID DERIVATIVES
DO NOT USE IF YOU ARE TAKING ANTICOAGULANT OR ANTIPLATELET TREATMENTS.
PROBABLY NOT RECOMMENDED DURING PREGNANCY OR NURSING (PLEASE CONSULT YOUR MEDICAL PRACTITIONER)
- Keep out of reach of children and pets.
- As a rule, always perform a skin patch test before using your essential oils for the first time.
- WARNING: These properties, indications and methods of use are taken from reference works or websites in aromatherapy, hydrolatherapy and phytotherapy. They are found there regularly and for many confirmed by observations in scientific circles. However, this information is given for informational purposes, it cannot in any case constitute medical information, nor engage our responsibility. For any use for therapeutic purposes, consult a doctor.