Plant Origin: Ecuador
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves
Historical Data: The plant Mastrante (Lippia alba) was given its botanical name by the Scottish botonist Philip Miller (1691-1771) and the British plant taxonomist N.E. Brown (1849-1934). As a result, in the scientific literature it is listed as: "Lippia alba (Miller or Mill.) N.E. Brown." In Brazil, it is called "erva cidreira do campo," which means "lemon balm of the feild." The aromatic shrub grows in southern Texas, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The leaves of Mastrante are used to flavor foods, most notably molé sauces from Oaxaca, Mexico.
Fragrant Influence: This earthy aroma is grounding and calming
Application: Dilute 1 part essential oil with 1 part V-6 or carrier oil; apply 2-4 drops on location, apply on chakras or Vita Flex points; inhale directly, diffuse
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