Valerian Root essential oil has a strong aroma so it is recommended that you blend with petitgrain, orange or mandarin essential oils to soften the odour.
It's a lovely calming and relaxing oil which can help overcome insomnia. Can also be used in massage but should be used very well diluted and always blended with other essential oils.
Valeriana officinalis Root Oil is the volatile oil obtained by distillation
from the root of the Valerian, Valeriana officinalis collina, Valerianaceae.
Warm, woody, balsamic, musky odour.
Valeriana officinalis Root Oil
In medieval times it was called "all heal". A traditional nerve tonic.
DILUTE TO 2% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW. USE IN MODERATION.
The root is current in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia 1983 p. 226 as a specific for "conditions presenting nervous excitability."