Yarrow Organic Essential oil

Yarrow - cellular proliferation

LILIXIR organic and natural skincare ingredients blog. Yarrow Essential Oil organic. Le blog des ingrédients cosmétiques bio et naturels de LILIXIR. Huile Essentielle d'Achillée millefeuille bio.


 INCI: Achillea millefolium.  


What exactly is Yarrow Organic Essential Oil and how is it obtained?


Yarrow essential oil used in LILIXIR Ageless Rejuvenating Night Serum is obtained via Steam Distillation method.

Color description and consistency: A thin dark blue liquid.

Aromatic note: A top note with a medium aroma, Yarrow is sweet and herbaceous, with spicy tones.

Yarrow is also known as milfoil, a reference to its feathery appearance from fern-like feathery leaves. It is a perennial herb with a simple stem that can grow up to one meter in height, bearing numerous pale pink flower heads.  It is often used in cosmetics for dry skin.

The yarrow essential oils are dark blue and contain over 15% chamazulene, which acts as a great natural colorant.

What is Yarrow Organic Essential Oil and how is it obtained? This special oil, used in LILIXIR Ageless Rejuvenating Night Serum, is obtained via steam distillation, giving it a thin dark blue liquid with a top note and medium aroma, sweet and herbaceous, with spicy tones. It is known as milfoil due to its feathery appearance, stemming from fern-like leaves that can grow up to a meter in height and featuring pale pink flower heads.

Yarrow oil contains over 15% chamazulene, which acts as a natural colorant and gives LILIXIR Ageless serum a light green hue.

It gives LILIXIR Ageless serum a light green color.  


Yarrow essential oil skin benefits and applications


Yarrow has a long history as a medicinal herb, which goes back to the legend of Achilles who used it for wounds inflicted during the Trojan War.

Recent research has validated a number of old usage. The most extensive body of evidence for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 

Positive outcomes have been seen for the analgesic, ulcer preventive, choleretic, hepatoprotective, and wound-healing actions.

It is often used in cosmetics for dry and damaged skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties and promotes cellular proliferation contributing to faster tissue regeneration.

Yarrow oil benefits and applications have a long-standing history; in legend, Achilles used it to heal wounds sustained during the Trojan War. More recently, research has validated a number of its benefits, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties along with analgesic, ulcer preventive, choleretic, hepatoprotective, and wound-healing actions.

Its ability to promote cellular proliferation, accelerating tissue regeneration, and acting as a great natural colorant make it a popular choice for use in cosmetics, particularly for dry and damaged skin. Additionally, Yarrow has been seen to form fibrosis-free granulation tissue in the skin, thereby contributing to the wound closure process and tissue repair when applied topically as a compress or Sitz bath to treat bacteria, fungal infections, and skin inflammation.


What does Yarrow oil do for your skin?

Yarrow has been described as being involved in the formation of fibrosis-free granulation tissue in the skin.
There is evidence that the plant extracts and their active components are involved in the acceleration of the wound closure process and tissue repair.  
It is applied topically as a compress or in the form of a Sitz bath to treat bacteria or fungal infections, sluggish wound healing, and skin inflammation.


Published Research: The estimation of the traditionally used yarrow (Achillea millefolium L. Asteraceae) oil extracts with anti-inflamatory potential in topical application

Published Research: Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of the Essential Oil


These many benefits and applications of Yarrow organic essential oil are encapsulated in the LILIXIR Ageless Rejuvenating Night Serum. For more educational content on Yarrow and other natural ingredients, sign up to the LILIXIR Newsletter. 

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