Hop essential oil is probably best known for being used in breweries but it also has several aromatherapy applications.
It's a nice calming oil - 3-4 drops on a tissue next to the pillow can help you drift off to sleep.
When blended in a carrier oil or added to a hot bath it can calm the pain and cramps associated with menstruation.
It can also be blended with a base cream or lotion to help treat areas of rough skin.
It also has high levels of estrogen so may be beneficial to those going through the menopause.
If used for too long a period or in too high a concentration it can be a dermal irritant so always use caution. If you have any reaction then cease use.
Humulus lupulus Cone Oil is the volatile oil obtained by steam
distillation from the freshly dried membranous cones of the female plants of the Hops, Humulus lupulus
Rich, spicy, sweet odour.
Stress-releasing, relaxing and calming.
DILUTE TO 5% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW. MISUSE CAN CAUSE DERMAL IRRITATION OR INDUCE DEPRESSION.