Easy breezy Honey Verbena emits the aroma of morning when everything is fresh and new. This elegant essential oil is an amiable addition to any aromatherapy apothecary. This pretty pioneering plant loves to grow as a salve to disturbed soils and happily adapts to a wide range of climates and terrains. Free-blooming, dense creamy white flower heads and aromatic leaves adorn this perennial Australian herb and produce a fresh, sweet lemon scented essence reminiscent of an herbaceous lemon-meringue pie.
Botanical Name: Lippia javanica
Botanical Family: Verbenaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Flowers
Country of Origin: South Africa
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Lippia javanica
Consistency: Medium viscosity, pale green
Scent Description: Very fresh, verdant, fruity and lemony, and slightly honeyed.
Blends well with: Cilantro, Cardamom, Lavender, Lemon, Bergamot, Hyssop, Frankincense, Marjoram, Myrtle, Magnolia, Rose, Ylang, Geranium, Chamomile, Cape Chamomile, Neroli, Petitgrain, and Palmarosa
Uses: Top note for perfumes. A dash in a cupboard or closet for freshness and pest prevention and applied topically to avert flying invaders. A drop in coconut oil and rubbed on the chest to enhance deep breathing or as a salve to agitated skin. Dilute to use in gorgeous in skincare applications for a taut tonic.
The Honey Verbena plant has a long herbal heritage in tropical Africa and Australia. Herbal teas, tisanes, cuisine enhancers, agitated skin ointments, and breathing balms are popular local creations from the leaves, stems, flowers, and roots of this aromatic plant.
The flowers of Honey Verbena are steam distilled to produce an essential oil full of fresh-scented myrcene and floral, skin-loving linalool compounds. This nifty plant produces aromatic essences that humans love and flying pests avoid, so Honey Verbena Essential Oil can multi-task as a top note for perfume while coming to your defense against airborne aversions.
The faint of the aroma of verbena surrounded her, floating gently from Eleanor Butler's silk gown and silken hair. It was the fragrance that had always been part of Ellen O'Hara, the scent for Scarlett of comfort, of safety, of love, of life before the War."
~ Alexandra Ripley, Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind Part Two
"It was lemon verbena day, so the house was filled with a sweet-tart scent that conjured images of picnic blankets and white clouds shaped like true-love hearts."
~ Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost