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Essential Oil

Damiana

Botanical name : Turnera Diffusa

Origin : Mexico

Olfactive Family : Floral

Harvester : Darmex

Harvested part : Flower and Leaves

Main application : Diffusion

The essential oil of Damiana (Turnera Diffusa) is derived from the flower and leaf of Damiana native to Mexico. It is then obtained by steam distillation. Its fragrance is singular in every way. Fresh and aromatic, it is somewhere between ripe fruit and mate. A note as interesting as powerful that we advise to feel with delicacy by using a support such as a wick.

Damiana is also known for its aphrodisiac virtues, and without discrimination of sex please ! Indispensable for the female balance while stimulating the libido, it promotes erection in men. An essential oil to be kept under the comforter.

Perfumery

OLFACTORY DESCRIPTION

The olfactory note of Damiana is singular but fascinating by its contrasting airs. Fresh and aromatic at first, it also suggests the skin of a ripe but crunchy fruit, before inviting the nose towards woody depths evoking mate. Its delicate use makes it all the more interesting in the right blend!

IN PERFUM

Notes :

Heart, Base

Associations :

Bourbon Geranium / Rose / Sugi
Its delicate use makes it a double-edged ingredient, but finding the right floral or fruity junction to support the olfactory complexity of Damiana can lead to happy surprises…

Creations :

As far as we know, this raw material is mostly used for aromatherapy purposes and is only asking to be used more in compositions for its fragrance !

Olfactotherapy

Main emotions

Its small yellow flowers are used since the dawn of time for their aphrodisiac virtues. And with the olfaction, it is necessary to say that we find easily this animal side, part that it will awake in us! Evoking sensuality, it will also act on the anxiety and will be a beautiful psychic stimulating help.

Indications

• Loss of libido
• Fight against anxiety
• Self-confidence
• Fight against mental fatigue
• Fight against depression

Tips for use

• 5 drops in a diffuser (very powerful fragrance)
• a few drops on a ceramic pebble to place in a closet or a living room
• on a wet cloth, let it infuse, inhale gently several times a day

Aromatherapy

Properties

• Fluidifying and expectorant +++.
• Anti-infectious ++.
• Anti-inflammatory and analgesic ++.
• Vasodilator +++
• Facilitates skin penetration ++.
• Tonic and aphrodisiac +++.
• Anti-parasitic +++
• Menstrual regulator +++.
• Impotence in humans +++

Tips for use

For your safety and that of your loved ones, consider consulting a professional aromatherapist.

In food

The essential oil of Damiana does not currently have a FEMA number*

*The FEMA number is an international food safety number. It is essential to be able to use them in the kitchen, without it, you are not allowed to consume them. Le Sourceur rejects any responsibility in case of non respect of these rules. Essential oils are also very concentrated, a single drop is often enough to flavor your cold dishes, when we consider a maximum of 2 to 3 drops on a hot dish. Be careful with their use in cooking, too much of them can be dangerous or even fatal. If in doubt, contact a specialist.

Product Information

General Characteristics

Type of culture : Traditional
Harvest : From July to October
Extraction method : Steam distillation
Production capacity : A few kilos per year
Type of product : 100% pure and natural essential oil

Organoleptic characteristics

• Yellow oil
• Fruity, floral and herbaceous scent
• Appearance Liquid

Main Components

• 1,8-Cineole – 30%
• Dimiana Ester – 8%
• Aleprolic Acid – 8%

Physical characteristics

• Density: 0.920-0.950
• Flash point : +/- 65°c

Allergens

• Limonene
• Linalool

Product references

CAS registry Number : 84696-52-6
Batch Number : TDH/MEX/DAR/0522
Shelf life : end of 2025

Conservation

Essential oils are sensitive to UV radiation and to the progressive evaporation of their constituents. It is therefore imperative to keep them in a colored glass or aluminum bottle with a tight seal at a temperature between 5°C and 40°C.

WARNING : Before any use of essential oils read imperatively the precautions for use.

Causes skin irritation / May cause skin allergy / Causes severe eye irritation / In large quantities: Toxic if swallowed / Toxic to aquatic organisms, causes long-term effects / IF SWALLOWED: call a POISON CENTER or doctor immediately / Do not induce vomiting / IF ON SKIN: wash with plenty of soap and water / IF ON EYES: apply vegetable oil, then rinse with water / If irritation or rash occurs, call a poison control center: wash with plenty of soap and water / IF IN EYES: apply vegetable oil liberally, then rinse with water / If irritation or rash occurs: seek medical attention (keep container available)/ Keep away from direct heat / Keep out of reach of children / Do not use on pregnant or nursing women and children under 6 years of age.

The information provided on the Le Sourceur site is intended to be informative. They are derived from laboratory research and books published by health professionals but can in no way replace a doctor’s prescription. Le Sourceur declines all responsibility for self-medication.

Bibliography

On the internet

Jardinage Le Monde – Damiana : Tonique et aphrodisiaque
Mon huile essentielle : Damiana Essential Oil
Myrtea Formations : Properties of Damiana Essential Oil

Thanks

Kathy Vandevelde for her expertise in olfactotherapy
Adrien Blanc for his expertise in perfume

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