Ocotea Therapeutic Grade™ Essential Oil
Ocotea Essential Oil (Ocotea quixos) — Young Living's newest therapeutic grade essential oil, Ocotea, is extracted from the stem and leaves of the ocotea tree in Ecuador and is related to the cinnamon species. Ocotea essential oil has an aroma that is different from any common cinnamon. Ocotea has the highest level of alpha humulene of any essential oil and also has natural cleansing and purifying properties.
Ocotea is wild crafted and distilled at Finca Botánica Aromática, Young Living's farm and distillery in Ecuador. Ocotea is harvested from a large tree found in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador, from sea level up to 1,500 meters in altitude. The trees are divided into male and female trees, with only the female trees producing foliage suitable for distillation into essential oils. Historical usage of ocotea dates back more than 500 years, when it was used to aromatize sweets and cakes.
Though there are hints of a cinnamon base, ocotea is different from traditional cinnamon. Ocotea has high levels of alpha humulene — one of the highest of any known essential oil. Alpha humulene helpis balance the body's internal response to irritation.* Only copaiba essential oil has comparable levels of this natural plant compound.
- Traditionally used as a disinfectant and for digestive support.*
- Highest levels of alpha humulene in any known essential oil which helps balance the body's internal response to irritation and injury.*
- Far less skin sensitivity than cinnamon bark or cassia.
Did You Know?
- Ocotea is found in Stress Away™ Essential Oil Roll-On.
- Ocotea has a relatively low concentration of cinnamaldehyde (less than 5 percent), which is a natural plant chemical that can trigger sensitization reactions. Traditional cinnamon can contain up to 50 percent cinnamaldehyde.
- Every two years the ocotea tree produces large flowers known as "ishpingo" or "flor de canela." Look for Ishpingo essential oil in a couple of years!
How to use: Diffuse or inhale directly for aromatherapy, dilute with carrier oil and apply topically, or take internally as a dietary supplement. Topical Use - dilute 1-4 drops with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or organic olive oil. Test on a small, inconspicuous area of skin to observe sensitivity; apply to deisred area as needed. Dietary Supplementation: dilute and place in a capsule; take one daily or as directed by a health professional. For those wishing to balance, place 1 to 3 drops under the tongue. Caution: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of the reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, please consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Item No.: 3556 ~ 5 ml
Pricing: Member $34.75 / Retail $45.72 / PV 34.75
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Don't expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ Essential Oils and supplements. Also each person is unique and different in chemistry and toxicity levels, as well as emotionally and spiritually, so an oil that is suggested for an issue may not work as well as another. If a change is not apparent within three minutes, try another oil.