Sweet Violet Oil
Sweet violet essential oil is most commonly extracted from the leaves of the violet plant (Viola Odorata) and has an amazing floral and mildly earthy aroma. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, pain-relieving, and expectorant properties which make it a great oil to use topically and aromatically.
This oil contains salicylic acid which has analgesic properties, so it may help treat headaches, painful joints, sore muscles, and swelling when used topically. It is also a soothing skin oil that can help to treat dry, inflamed, and irritated skin.
Aromatically, sweet violet oil may have calming and comforting effects that can encourage feelings of confidence and positivity. When inhaled, this oil can also relieve symptoms of colds, coughs, and sinusitis.
Directions for use
To relieve headaches, painful joints, and muscle cramps, make a compress with 3-4 drops of sweet violet oil and apply it to the affected area for about 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can make an oil blend by combining 2-3 drops of sweet violet oil with a carrier oil and massaging it into the body and face.
Inhale sweet violet oil to reduce anxiety and open the airways by adding 2-3 drops to an oil diffuser or burner, or by inhaling it directly. You can also add 4-5 drops to a warm bath to soothe the body and mind.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.