Mugwort Essential Oil (Artemisia herba-alba)


Mugwort may also be referred to as Artemesia Herba Alba. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the flowering plant/herb.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Fresh Herbaceous Slightly camphoraceous Strong

  • Common Name(s): Artemesia Herba Alba
  • Botanical Family: Asteraceae
  • Botanical Genus: Artemisia
  • Chemical Family: Ketones
  • Perfumery Note: Middle
  • Indigenous Country: Morocco
  • Cultivation: Distiller is Certified Organic
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Flowering plant/herb
  • Shelf Life: 5 years
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Organic Organic
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Cautions & Safety

Safety Precautions for Mugwort:

Mugwort (Artemsia herba alba) is considered to be a neurotoxin if ingested. This is a very potent essential oil and should be used in very low dilutions. Mugwort (Artemesia herba alba) is both famous and infamous.   Hazards: Expected to be mildly neurotoxic, based on thujone content.   Contraindications (all routes): Pregnancy, breastfeeding. Maximum adult daily oral dose: 56 mg Maximum dermal use level: 2% 5Tisserand  and Young Safety:  Our oral and dermal restrictions are based on 20.8% camphor and 11.4% α-thujone content with limits of 2.0 mg/ kg and 4.5% for camphor and 0.1 mg/ kg and 0.25% for thujone

Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities


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