Meet & Greet With Our Newest Essential Oils

Today we're letting you get to know our newest essential oils a little bit. We'll be sharing more ways to use these beautiful new oils in the coming weeks, but for now, here is a brief introduction to them.

 Our Newest Essential Oils

Angelica Root

Angelica Root essential oil is fairly versatile. It has been used in many preparations to assist the digestive, lymphatic, respiratory, immune, and nervous systems. It has an earthy, herbaceous scent and is said to support inner strength. It is a highly phototoxic oil - Tisserand recommends a maximum dermal use of .8%.

Bay Laurel

Bay Laurel is a cheery, uplifting essential oil known for its use in recipes for digestive and respiratory support. It is commonly used to help soothe the feeling of congestion that often accompanies respiratory issues.

Black Pepper

Black Pepper essential oil is probably most well known for its anti-inflammatory properties and for its ability to stimulate circulation. It is a warming oil, so it is great to use during the colder months or in post-workout massage oils. Recommended topical use: maximum 1% dilution.

Black Spruce

Black Spruce is an energizing essential oil known for its anti-inflammatory, immune stimulating properties. It is commonly used is blends to help reduce painful muscles and/or joints. It also has decongesting properties that make is useful for respiratory symptoms.

Caldendula CO2

Calendula CO2 is a calming anti-inflammatory oil. Known as a skin-nourishing oil, it is used most often in massage oils and skin care recipes.


You probably know Citronella for its excellent bug repelling properties. It is also used for immune support. It can be irritating to the skin, so dilute properly and use with caution if using it topically.


Coriander is an essential oil that plays nicely with other oils. It's refreshing and blends well with other mentally stimulating oils, such as Basil, Sweet Orange and Rosemary. It is commonly used to reduce tension.


Dill essential oil is most commonly used for issues relating to the digestive system. It is said that it can also be helpful in cases where abdominal cramps are present.

Balsam Fir 

Balsam Fir is an excellent decongestant. It's also antimicrobial, which makes it a great choice for those times when you need respiratory support and to rid your space of germs. It has anti-inflammatory properties that also make it a suitable choice for muscle aches. Use at a 1% dilution for any kind of topical application.
Silver Fir

Silver Fir essential oil is used to support the immune and respiratory systems. Like Balsam Fir, it's especially useful for fighting germs in your home or workplace. Use at a 1% dilution for any kind of topical application.

Hyssop decumbens

Common Hyssop essential oils contain toxic chemicals and should not be used. This variety, Hyssop decumbens, is a special oil that does not have the same chemical makeup as the common Hyssop and is much more suitable for use. It's a powerful antiviral oil known for its use with the nervous and respiratory systems.


Inula is a wonderfully calming oil that is commonly used in sleep blends and for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties. It is especially known for its mucolytic properties and is used often in respiratory support formulas. (only use Inula graveolens; other varieties are not suitable for use)


Mandarin is an uplifting, energizing essential oil with antibacterial and emotionally calming properties. It's often used in blends for muscle rubs or respiratory support.

May Chang

May Chang is a calming, astringent oil used (properly diluted) in some skin care preparations. It's refreshing and anti-inflammatory and has a lemony aroma.


Nutmeg is known for its analgesic properties and is commonly used at a 1% dilution in blends for pain and swelling. It's also used in preparations for digestive support.


Petitgrain is calming, yet energizing and uplifting. It is known for its use in blends for nervous system and digestive system support. It has antispasmodic properties and is often used to help reduce feelings of stress.

St. John's Wort

This uplifting essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties. For that reason, it's great in blends for achy muscles. We use it in a travel-support recipe with Black Spruce and Sweet Orange. 


Tulsi is an essential oil that we expect will quickly become a favorite. It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and a tiny bit of it goes a long way. Bright and herbaceous in aroma, it must be used at a 1% dilution to avoid skin irritation and it should not be used by those who have clotting disorders. 


Yarrow is, by far, one of the most valuable herbs (and essential oils). It is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is commonly used in blends to help reduce pain and swelling, and to support the digestive and immune systems.


  1. What does this mean? :Tisserand recommends a maximum dermal use of .8%.

    Also, what does a 1% dilution look like?

    1. Hi Stephanie!

      Tisserand is one of the industry experts who is a leader in the area of essential oil research. He wrote what is considered the textbook on essential oil safety (Essential Oil Safety: Second Edition).

      Dermal use = topical use on the skin.

      A 1% dilution = 5-6 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil.

      So a maximum dermal use of .8% that particular oil would mean about 4 drops maximum of that essential oil per ounce of carrier oil. Basically, it needs to be strongly diluted in order to be used safely and effectively.

      Let me know if you have any further questions. =)

      Much love,
      Erin | blogging for Veriditas


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