BOTANICAL NAME: Lippia alba
SCENT: White Verbena Essential Oil has a pleasant, delicate,slightly floral and citrusy astringent aroma.
Don't confuse it with Verbena citriodora (Lemon Verbena) which has an alltogether more
Sherbet and sharper lemon fragrance and is a more common oil.
STRENGTH OF AROMA: Medium
PLANT PART USED: Stem and Leaves
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam Distillation.
ORIGIN: South America
COLOUR: White Verbena Essential Oil is yellow to light brown
Lippia alba from which White Verbena Essential Oil is distilled is a native of Texas, Mexico Central and South America and now, more recently, the Caribbean. It has also been introduced in more recent times to India and some parts of Australia where, in particular, it is grown as a fragrant ornamental garden plant. It is also sometimes known by its colloquial names such as Bushy Matgrass, Bushy Lippia, Hierba Negra or Pitiona. It soil is reasonable rare.
It is quite a bushy shrub growing to about 1.5 metres in height with an abundance of white or pink flowers along its stems. It has very aromatic foliage and flowers for which it is highly prized.
Traditional Uses for White Verbena Essential Oil:-
Different plants produce unique and varying essential oils but may contain, in differing amounts, the following constituents:-
piperitone, geranial, neral, carophyllene, camphor, eucalyptol, limonene, carvone, germacrene, α-guaine, β-ocimene, linalool and myrcene
The leaves of the plant can be used to add flavour in cooking.
White Verbena Essential Oil Blends Well With:-
Angelica, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Neroli, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Yarrow.
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