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Hops Essential Oil

Hops
Hops

Most commonly known for its use in crafting beers, "hops" as they're commonly called, are the female flowers (cones) of Humulus lupulus, a climbing plant most commonly grown in Europe.

Aromatically, I find Hop Essential Oil to be a bit too bitter/sharp for my liking when used alone, but it is a wonderful aromatic when blending at low dilutions with other oils for either therapeutic or fragrance blending. I find that aromatically, it blends particularly well with most other categories of essential oils including the woods, florals, citrus, spice and herbaceous oils.

Emotionally, Hops Essential Oil is considered to be sedating and can be potentially helpful in instances of anxiety, stress and insomnia.

I am hearing more and more about its use in natural deodorants, particularly at very low dilutions. Within his Tisserand Institute Complete Skin Series course, Robert Tisserand suggests its use in a natural deodorant formatulation at 0.2%.

Hops Oil
Hops Oil
    

Botanical Name: Humulus lupulus

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

Part Typically Used: Flowers known as cones or strobiles

Color: Golden Yellow

Consistency: Medium

Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Description: Fresh and sweet with a somewhat sharp (bitter), earthy/herbaceous aroma.

Hops Oil Uses: Sedative, Anxiety, Stress, Insomnia. [Jeanne Rose, 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols (Berkeley, CA: Frog, Ltd, 1999), 90.] Also used in fragrancing, perfumery and anti-bacterial/deodorant applications.

Major Constituents:
a-Caryophyllene
B-Myrcene
B-Caryophyllene
gamma-Cadinene
delta-Cadinene
a-Muurolene
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of constituents.
[R.A. Malizia, J.S. Molli, D.A. Cardell, et al. Essential Oil of Hop Cones *Mumulus lupulus L.) (Journal of Essential Oil Research 11, 1999), 13-15. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 305-306.]

Safety Information: Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young do not precaution against any specific hazards or contraindictions within their safety summary. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 306.] Julia Lawless mentions that it should be avoided by those with depression, however, she does not confirm why nor do I see this forewarning in other sources (it may be due to its sedating action). [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 149.]

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