The essential oil is extracted from either the flower and/or the leaf by means of solvent extraction. Typically, it is the intense green violet leaf which is most commonly available in aromatherapy with violet flower essential oil being extremely hard to come by.
USES OF VIOLET ESSENTIAL OIL
1. SKIN CARE
3. HEADACHES AND STRESS
4. COLDS AND SINUS PROBLEMS
6. It can be used as an aphrodisiac or for sexual dysfunction
7. It relieves bloating
8. It can treat infection and inflammation of the bladder and the urinary system
9. It calms coughs and loosens mucus
Violet essential oil is considered to be a mild acting oil that is non-toxic and non-sensitizing but as with other essential oils it is always wise to follow a few precautionary guidelines.
As with other essential oils, violet essential oil should not be taken internally.
Before applying this oil topically, be sure to dilute it and even after dilution make sure that you test it on a small area of skin to ensure that you are not allergic.
Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are never recommended to use essential oils without seeking medical advice first.