St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort

Irish Apothecary
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100% Pure Essential Oil

St John's Wort Pure Oil is a member of the Hypericaceae family. This oil has a sweet, grassy aroma with floral notes. It is classed as a middle note and blends well with earthy, minty and woodsy oils.

St John's Wort calms inflamed skin concerns, alleviates nerve pain and aids wound healing. As many ailments involving nerve pain are not easily treated allopathically, St John's Wort may be of possible use.

Anti-inflammatory, astringent, vulnerary, nervine, antimicrobial, antidepressant, it is increasingly recommended for the treatment of depression. In addition, neuralgic pain, fibrositis, sciatica, and rheumatic pain. Externally, it is used as a valuable healing and anti-inflammatory agent. Furthermore, its especially useful for healing sunburn.

History: The genus name Hypericum is from Greek and means over an apparition as the herb was once considered odiferous enough to cause evil spirits to depart. The name Saint John's Wort is said to be in honor of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem who used this herb to treat battlefield wounds.


Botanical Name:  Hypericum Perforatum
Origin:  Bulgaria
Family:  Hypericaceae
Plant Part:  Ariel parts
Extraction Method:  Steam Distillation
Colour:  Pale yellow
Aromatic Scent:  Fruity, spicy odour.
Aromatic Strength:  Medium


About this oil
Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Before using any topical product for the first time, it is advisable to do a patch test. It is not recommended to use pure oils on the skin without diluting. Never use internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts. This oil is to be used carefully and sparingly as it is in its most organic, pure form.
Directions for use
Dilute with carrier oil for sensitive skin and for children over six years of age. Apply to temples, tip of nose, reflex points, soles of feet, back of neck and / or area of concern. Diffuse or inhale the aroma directly. 
Please note: One of our signatures is using a pipette top on all of our Pure Essential Oils. However, if you would prefer a dropper top, please specify during your checkout process at no extra cost.