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Vitex Essential Oil

Vitex agnus-castus

Vitex Essential Oil

Common Name

Vitex or Chaste Tree

Parts Used

Berry

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification

Middle

Aroma

Fresh with tenacious front notes that are dry and bitter. As the aroma evaporates, the notes turn soft, bittersweet, and floral, presenting a scent that is complex and quite lovely. Characteristic of dried vitex berries.

Overview

This powerful essential oil comes from the distilled fruits (berries) of the vitex or chaste tree. Native to the Mediterranean, uses for this perennial shrub have been mentioned throughout history and can be found in works by Pliny the Elder, Dioscorides, and in Homer’s The Iliad.

Vitex is considered a balancing herb for women. It can be included in a diffuser blend, or used topically. For topical use, it should always be diluted in a carrier at no more than 1%. Vitex is not typically used within perfumery, but can add interesting notes to a blend.

Constituents

Sabinene, 1,8-Cineole, α-Pinene, β-Carophyllene, Limonene, and trans-β-Farnesene.

Blends Well With

Floral oils (such as rose, geranium, or lavender), clary sage, vetiver, oakwood, valerian, palo santo, amyris, Moroccan chamomile, elemi, and ho wood.

Precautions

Oil Specific: Do not use while pregnant, nursing, or while using hormonal contraceptives.

1/2 oz. – $41.50

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Certified Organic & Kosher Certified

Palm Fruit Oil

Elaeis guineensis

Palm Fruit Oil

Overview

Method of extraction

Cold Pressed and Unrefined

Packaging

This oil comes packaged in a recycled plastic bucket.

Suggested use

Food and cosmetic use

Kosher Certified

Yes

Our organic extra virgin palm fruit oil contains antioxidant vitamin E oil, and is stable against heat and oxidation. Palm fruit oil is commonly used in food products as a healthier alternative when compared with other higher saturated oils. It will melt at about 80-90 degrees and turn to liquid. This particular oil is unrefined and extra virgin. No chemicals or solvents are used during the extraction of our palm fruit oil. It is popularly used in baking, frying, food mixes, coatings, ice cream and many more.

Mountain Rose Herbs will only support palm oil programs which adhere to strict environmental sustainability programs. As is our standard, the harvester and manufacturer of the palm oil we offer adheres to highly detailed sustainable harvesting protocols with oversight from state and third party environmental programs including EcoSocial, and with the assistance of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil.

Typical Analysis

Color- Reddish-Orange
Odor- Characteristic
Free Fatty Acids- 2.37
Peroxide Value- 1.61
Iodine Value- 52.46
Moisture- 0.085%
Melting Point- 80-90 degrees

Fatty Acids
Linoleic- 9.5%
Linolenic- 0.4%
Oleic- 41%
Palmitic- 43%

Nutritional Values (per 100 gram sample)
Energy- 867 kcal
Carbohydrate- 0
Protein- 0
Total Fat- 100 g
Saturates- 47 g
Fiber- 0
Sodium- 0
Cholesterol- 0

32 oz. – $11.25

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Ginseng Forest Grown Whole Plant Extract

Panax quinquefolius

Ginseng Forest Grown Whole Plant Extract 1oz

Overview

We are proud to offer the first Forest Grown American Ginseng Whole Plant Extract made from certified organic and PCO Verified Forest Grown American ginseng root and organically grown and PCO Verified Forest Grown American ginseng leaves. Prepared separately, both the roots and the leaves are extracted in organic grain alcohol, hand-shaken every day for up to two months, pressed, and blended to create this synergistic whole plant extract. Our forest grown ginseng has been cultivated and cared for in its natural habitat for at least seven years before harvesting.

This extract comes from a unique partnership between Mountain Rose Herbs, United Plant Savers, the PCO Forest Grown Verification Program, and dedicated herb growers in Appalachia. Due to the decline of American ginseng and other wild forest botanicals, this program was created to encourage conservation through cultivation. This is a solution that can transform the epidemic of plant poaching into the production of high-quality, sustainable crops that meet the needs of traditional use while supporting the livelihoods of forest farmers. This groundbreaking project brings us organically grown ginseng that is nurtured in its native woodland habitat. The roots and leaves are sustainably harvested from private forests that are stewarded by farmers dedicated to preserving this important plant for the future.

Mountain Rose Herbs will donate 5% from every sale of this precious ginseng extract to the United Plant Savers. We believe that supporting this effort can change the culture of ginseng throughout Appalachia, allowing this botanical to become a valuable forest crop with sustainability as the guiding force. We thank you for supporting this important plant and project!

Uses

Ginseng supports a healthy response to stress and promotes normal levels of physical stamina and endurance.*

Constituents

Acetic acid, adenine, adenosine, alanine, ascorbic acid, benzoic acid, beta-sitosterol, caryophyllene, cysteine, ferulic acid, folic acid, at least 10 different ginsenosides, glycine, guanidine, histidine, Isoleucine, kaempferol, magnesium, malic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid, salicylic acid, tannins, tyrosine, vanadium, zinc.

Precautions

Specific: The use of warfarin and American ginseng may reduce the efficacy of warfarin and should be used under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

Ingredients

PCO Forest Grown certified organic ginseng root and PCO Forest Grown certified organic ginseng leaf in 40% organic grain alcohol and water.

1 oz. – $31.00

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Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist

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