Rue 100% Pure Essential Oil
Also known as herb-of-grace, rue (Ruta graveolens) is a small evergreen shrub native to southern Europe and northern Africa, but also frequently found along roadsides in North America. It is often planted ornamentally in gardens, where they boast bluish powdery leaves and small, yellow midsummer flowers. It’s also often planted as a pest deterrent, thanks to the plant’s naturally bitter aroma, and is used in Ethiopian cuisine, as well as for its potent essential oil.
Plant Part Used
Strong. Herbal and slightly bitter with notes of fruity oranges.
Soothing and tranquilizing. Offers spiritual release and a sense of moving forward.
Blends Well With
Bay, Chamomile, Myrrh
History of Rue
Rue has long held an important place in magical practices and the arts. In literature, it is often used as a symbol of regret, as the name itself is a verb that literally means “to regret.” In Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” Ophelia in her madness distributes rue flowers. In Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” rue is given to Adam to give him sight. Held in high esteem in ancient Greece and Rome, the herb is considered protective and warding, and is even mentioned by Pliny the Elder and in Medieval wellness handbooks. Rue oil should be avoided completely by pregnant women.
Using Rue Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Herbs of the Night
3 drops Chamomile Oil
2 drops Rue Oil
2 drops Lavender Oil
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps, and body care products!