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Rue Essential Oil WILD CRAFTED
Adam Michael has this to say “Rue grows freely throughout Southern Europe and especially in the Mediterranean region. In this instance our material is wild grown in Spain. The plant itself is aesthetically pleasing on the eye, comprising of little lobe green shape leaves with a creamy white hue present in the spring and fading off by early summer. By summer we are greeted with clusters of small, rich yellow flowers, comprising of about 4-5 petals per flower.
This oil contains methyl nonyl ketone better known as 2-undecanone, found in rue at levels of 80-90%. As such rue is frowned upon in the world of aromatherapy as methyl nonyl ketone is a serious skin and mucous membrane irritant. This material should only be used by a qualified therapist and always heavily diluted. This material is produced by steam distilling the leaves, clear in colour and of a pourable viscosity. The aroma is herb fresh and anise sweet.”
Botanical Name: Ruta graveolens