INCI name: Valeriana officinalis (Valerian) root oil
CAS number: 8008-88-6
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distillation
PARTS USED: Roots
ORIGIN : India
COMMON NAMES : Garden Valerian. “All Heal”
APPEARANCE: green-yellow fluid liquid oil
ODOUR NOTE: Base note. Woody, musky aroma.
QUALITY: 100 % pure and organic whole essential oil.
STORAGE CONDITION: keep away from children and pets. Store tightly closed in a dry, cool place, away from light and heat sources.
INFOS AND INTERESTING FACTS
Main components: 30 to 40% bornyl acetate, 10 to 15% camphene, 10 to 15% alpha-pinene, Limonene Linalool
Valerian takes its name from the Latin “Valere” meaning being well, strong, healthy.
It has been referred to as the herbal “Valium” and has been known since the antiquities to help relax and induce sleep.
Valerian has a strong musky aroma that is best associated with other essential oils.
The fresh roots aroma is also notorious for attracting cats!