Calamus Root Benzoin 100% Pure Essential Oil
Cultivated throughout Europe, Asia and North America, calamus is a tall plant found in wet marshy areas. Valued for its aromatic oil-rich root and also known as "sweet flag," calamus has been a part of diverse herbal traditions for thousands of years, including Ayurvedic, traditional Chinese, and Native American practices. Calamus root has a unique fragrance of cinnamon, spicy and woody notes, making it a prized ingredient in luxurious skin-care products and captivating perfumes.
Plant Part Used
Medium. Warm, spicy and cinnamon-like.
Invigorating, reassuring and spiritually engaging. Rejuvenates the senses in times of occasional stress.
Blends Well With
Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lime, Marjoram, Myrrh, Orange, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree
History of Calamus Root
Far from a common botanical name, calamus root (Acorus calamus) has been a presence in human traditions for generations. Included as a component of holy anointing oil, this water-loving plant is linked to spirituality and thoughtfulness, aspects that have also made it appreciated in Ayurvedic practices that bridge the intangible and the physical. Extracted from the base of the marshy plant, calamus root oil carries an unusual warmth in its fragrance, mingling spiciness with fresh, green notes that truly set it apart.
Using Calamus Root Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Rooted to Earth
This blend combines the potent roots of calamus and ginger with added cinnamon spiciness for grounding, mind-sharpening effects.
Soaring the Sky
Clear your mind and elevate to the spiritual plane with this blend that connects calamus with other classic enlightening aromatherapy scents.
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!