Inula Essential Oil


This rare inula essential oil is hand harvested and distilled by artisans in France and Corsica.  It is superb for relieving any kind of distressed breathing, such as asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis.

The aroma is calming, and brings a sense of peace and relaxation when diffused.  Iy is sedative to the nervous system, and instills courage.  It has an affinity for the heart and the heart meridian.

Aromatic Profile

Top Note:  Fresh, bright, herbaceous, green, resinous, slightly fruity, bitter-sweet notes

Heart Note:  Bright, herbaceous, green, resinous, slightly fruity, bitter-sweet notes

Base Note:  Green, balsamic, fruity, herbaceous notes

Classification: Heart note

Tenacity:  Medium

Inula essential oil is used extensively in making medical blends for diffusion.  A small amount added to eucalyptuses, citruses, and conifer oils can greatly increase the mucolytic and decongestant properties of the blends.

In natural perfumery, it can add a fresh and impactful note to herbal perfume blends, florals, fougeres, and modern perfumes.  It combines especially well with eucalyptus dives, eucalyptus macarthurii, ponderosa pine, and templin.


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More About Our Inula Essential Oil

Size:  1.5 ml amber glass vial

Source:  France

Distillation:  Artisan distilled in small batches, by steam distillation

Botanical name:  Inula graveolens

Note:  This plant is also known as “fragrant aster”.  The high borneol content of this bluish green oil can cause crystallization.  To reliquify the oil, place tightly closed bottle in a hot water bath for a few minutes, then shake the bottle.

Homeopathic Properties of Inula Essential Oil


Internal–oral homeopathic dosage, inhalation, diffusion, vaginal suppository

Externaltopical application, massage, skin application, local compress, energy centers and meridian points

Observations and Anecdotal Information

This rare oil is only produced in Corsica and in France.  It has been used extensively as a powerful mucolytic, which dissolves and expels mucus from the respiratory system.

It is the oil of choice for treating laryngitis, bronchitis, coughs, sinusitis, tuberculosis, and asthma. It supports healing and cleansing of the mucus membranes in any respiratory ailment.  It is most effective when taken through inhalation, and can be diffused for 5 to 10 minutes at a time to help with these conditions.

It is also an anthelmintic and cholagogue, helping to expel parasites from the liver and gall bladder.

It is effective when used to clear vaginal trichomonas and urinary tract infections and parasites.  It can be used as a bolus or suppository, or poured onto a tampon and inserted over night.

Inula is a challenging oil to harvest and distill, and therefore the real product commands a high price.  Once you have experienced this oil, it’s high price becomes understandable, as it is truly superior for respiratory issues and the treatment of asthma.  This is truly the king of all respiratory essential oils!


This oil is generally regarded as safe at normal doses.

Avoid use with pregnant and lactating mothers, infants, and small children.

Keep all essential oils away from eyes.

Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.

All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional.  Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.


None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

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Weight 0.0025 kg

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