• 5ml black glass bottle of LVNEA's mugwort essential oil on black background. The label on the bottle is silver.
  • overhead close up of mugwort plant
  • black 5ml bottle of mugwort essential oil seen from an overhead angle surrounded by dried stems of mugwort.

MUGWORT | Essential Oil

  • $16.00

Pure Artemisia vulgaris essential oil.

Mugwort, or Artemisia vulgaris, is a perennial herb that originated in Eastern Europe and Western Asia and grows wildly and abundantly all over temperate and cold-temperate zones of the world. It is a common weed in Central and Southeastern Europe, India, China, Japan. The French oil is known as essence d’Armoise.

In the European Middle Ages, mugwort was used as a magical protective herb to guard against disease and misfortune. It was also used to repel insects, particularly moths, from gardens. It is associated with John the Baptist and has been used from ancient times as a remedy against fatigue and to protect travelers against evil spirits and wild animals. It is also associated with the goddess Venus/Aphrodite, and used to arouse sexual desire.

The oil has a powerful, fresh camphoraceous odour, somewhat green and bittersweet, with a cedar leaf-like top note, a sage-rosemary-like body note, and liquorice overtones. It has a pleasant, sweet-herbaceous and tea-like dry out. The flavour is warm, almost pungent, but also bittersweet. It adds freshness and warmth to lavender-colognes, chypres, fougères, and pine fragrances. 

It is traditionally used to induce lucid dreaming, remove warts and internal parasites, and in massage oils for aching joints and muscles. 

ASPECTS: herbaceous · bittersweet · warm · green
APPEARANCE: pale yellow or almost colourless liquid
PLANT PART: leaves

Presented in a 5ml or 15ml black glass bottle with a euro dropper top that may have to be removed depending on the viscosity of the item selected. Please note that essential oils and absolutes vary widely in thickness and consistency.

Essential oils, absolutes, and other pure plant extracts should not be applied to the skin without being properly diluted in a cosmetic carrier (such as jojoba oil, ethanol, epsom salts, etc.) Always patch-test when using an essential oil or absolute for the first time, and research whether or not the extract you are using is skin-safe, or that it is appropriate for its intended use. Do not ingest essential oils or apply them internally, and avoid contact with the eyes. Keep out of reach of children and pets, and consult a knowledgeable health practitioner before use when pregnant or breastfeeding. Store in a cool and dry area.