Vitex (10% Dilution) Castus agnus -Italy
Extraction: Steam distilled from fruit
Colour: Pale yellow
Aroma: Spicy, peppery
Cautions / Safety Data
Avoid during pregnancy. Do not use on the skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use. Not for internal use. If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.
What does 10 mean%? We carry certain precious oils (Oakmoss, Jasmine, Neroli and Rose Absolute for example) in a diluted 10% version. For an oil to be precious it means that it is very difficult – and expensive – to extract and produce. For example, Rose must be cultivated at dawn and is processed immediately to obtain the maximum yield of oil. It is one of the highest priced oils to obtain due to the substantial number of petals required to produce a relatively small amount of oil. Precious oils are also very potent, and only really needed pure if you are doing something such as making perfume.
We provide a 10% dilution of our precious oils to keep them accessible and affordable. We carry all of our precious oils pure along with their more affordable 10% dilution.
We dilute all of our 10% essential oils in fractionated coconut oil. It is the best choice as it is light, has no odour, and will not oxidize essential oils in the mix. Clear jojoba oil can be used but it is approximately 3 times the price.
Essential oils are not meant to be a replacement for traditional medical treatment of diseases and conditions. When in doubt, please consult a physician.
Image credit: Photo of Vitex flowers and plant by KENPEI. Licensed under CC Attribution Share-Alike 3.0. This image has been remixed/edited.