Let's do an "oil spotlight" for an oil that is rarely talked about, and I have to admit, I had to do a little research to know much about it (even though I have two bottles of it in my stash!) Davana essential oil has a sweet, fragrant aroma when diffused, beautifies the skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes, and helps support deep emotional needs. This is an oil we really want in our arsenal at all times!
JUST A DROP OF DAVANA...
- Has a sweet, exotic floral aroma
- Traditionally used by Ayurvedic healers and given as an offering to Lord Shiva
- Promotes the appearance of radiant, glowing skin when applied topically
- Heightens the senses when used during meditation and intent of thoughts and words
Davana has a distinct aroma that is somewhat sweet and fruity, but it develops differently depending on the chemistry of the individual applying it. Think of this as a ‘chameleon’ note: even more than most notes, Davana is said to smell differently on each of us – which is why it’s prized by some perfumers. The Davana herb (a member of the silver-leafed Artemisia family) is native to India, and once it’s steam-distilled has a sweet, tea-like smell, reminiscent of dried fruit.
It is a very popular oil in perfumery, but it is much more than a pleasant scent. Davana can be helpful for supporting healthy blood sugar levels, promoting even skin tone, and releasing stored negative emotions.
BACKGROUND Native to southern India, the davana plant is a member of the daisy family. It was traditionally used by Ayurvedic healers to balance the body and spirit. This holistic approach to balancing health and wellness is thousands of years old and is still practiced today. Davana essential oil is steam distilled from both the flowers and leaves of the plant and has a sweet, exotic aroma that is often used in high-end fragrances and perfumes.
KEY CONSTITUENTS *Constituents are naturally occurring compounds in plants (and therefore essential oils) that give them specific health-supporting properties
- Davanone - a sesquiterpene ketone, is the dominant molecule responsible for both the aroma and diffusive intensity of Davana oil.
- Davana ether
Davana is a key ingredient in the Young Living oil blend Trauma Life, in the Lavender Bath & Shower Gel and BLOOM essential oil blend.
DAILY HABITS WITH DAVANA
- Apply topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
- Spot treat blemishes or oily spots on the skin with a roller of 15 drops Davana and jojoba oil.
- Add to your beauty serum to support healthy, happy skin. Try this combination:
- 4oz dropper bottle
- 25 drops Davana
- 25 drops each Frankincense, Manuka, Myrrh, Elemi (or any combination of these!)
- Argan or jojoba oil
- Other great additions: Blue Tansy, CBD Beauty Boost
- Wear as a calming personal fragrance
- Add to a daily perfume blend for a sweet note. Try one of these pairings:
- Davana + Vanilla + Neroli
- Davana + Vanilla + Clove
- Davana + Idaho Blue Spruce + Grapefruit
- Use during yoga or breathwork for an aromatic boost to your practice.
- Inhale the soothing scent of Davana as you journal, meditate or pray to help stimulate the brain to release deeply held trauma and feelings of despair.
- Diffuse for an atmosphere of joy and romance
DIFFUSE: Diffusing is a wonderful health habit! We have our diffuser going almost 24/7 and love to choose blends that are supportive of individual needs or systems. Try some of these wonderfully uplifting blends with Davana!
- West Elm: 4 drops Grapefruit + 4 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce + 3 drops Davana
- Mood Boost: 4 drops Idaho Blue Spruce + 3 drops Lime + 3 drops Davana + 2 drops Lemon
- Brown Sugar Latte: 3 drops Cinnamon Bark + 2 drops Clove + 3 drops Ylang Ylang + 3 drops Davana
- Settled: 4 drops Davana + 3 drops Vanilla + 4 drops Idaho Grand Fir
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Davana blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, most Citrus oils, Cardamom, Carrot Seed, Chamomile, Cistus, Clary Sage, Clove and other spice oils, blue Cypress, Frankincense, Galbanum, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender Lemon, Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, rosemary, Spikenard, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
Have you tried Davana essential oil? If so, I'd love to hear in the comments how you have used it personally and what you love about it. Personally, I love using it in the diffuser with vanilla essential oil and Idaho Grand Fir!
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