Mastrante

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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