Highly sedative in action, this is the least unpleasant version of Valerian Essential Oil that we have encountered. (Valerian has been described as the “essence of dirty socks” by some authorities!) It’s not an oil that one would chose for perfumery, but as an addition to a relaxing “go to sleep” blend, it is unexcelled.
Some sources recommend it for use on irritated or couperose skin. However, it is an untested oil and could possibly be a sensitizing agent.
Pet Owner Alert: Valerian is even better than catnip for your feline friends. Put a drop of Valerian Essential Oil on a cat toy and watch the fun!
SHELF LIFE: Approximately 3 to 4 years after you open the bottle. Storing in the dark, refrigerated, and decanting half full bottles into smaller, full bottles will extend shelf life.