Wormwood Essential Oil


Wormwood is used to make a beverage called “absinthe”, popular in the nineteenth century.  This drink was thought to be responsible for certain symptoms of the nervous system, which cause illness and early death.

But now, with more scientific study, it has become clear that these symptoms were due to the alcoholic content in absinthe, and not the wormwood.  Absinthe is once again legal and available in the USA.  And wormwood can once again take its place as the healing herb that it truly is.

Wormwood essential oil is a rare aromatic with a strong, bitter, green aroma.  It has a very cleansing energy, and is best blended with other oils for diffusion. When inhaled, it can be deeply relaxing and inductive to sleep.

Energetically, it releases blockage and opens flow.

Aromatic Profile

 Top note:  Green, herbaceous, bitter notes

Heart Note:   Green, herbaceous, bitter, resinous, woody notes

Base Note:   Herbaceous, bitter, resinous, woody notes


Tenacity:  Medium

In natural perfumery, wormwood essential oil is used in herbal blends, modern perfume blends, and forest blends.  It should be used sparingly, as it can become over bearing in a blend quite easily.

Blends well with peppermint, lemon myrtle, sweet annie, or eucalyptus radiata.


More About Our Wormwood Essential Oil

Size:  5 ml OR 30 ml  violet glass bottle

Source:  USA

Distillation:  Steam distilled

Botanical name:  Artemisia absinthum

Note:  Artisan distilled from flowering tops of wild plants

Homeopathic Properties of Wormwood Essential Oil


Internal*–oral, inhalation, suppository

External*––topical application, massage, local or spinal compress, application to energy centers and meridian points

Observations and Anecdotal Information

For centuries in Europe this herb was used to treat a host of diseases and disorders including intestinal worms, gout, kidney stones, pain and swelling, promotion of menstruation, as an antidote for drunkenness and various poisons, and as a bitter tonic appetite stimulant.

It is one of the most effective worm and parasite treatments from the herbal world.  Remember–every drop of this oil has the potency of 50 cups of herbal tea, so please use it with respect and dilute appropriately.

A reasonable parasite dosage might be  1 to 2 drops wormwood essential oil in 1 qt. water.  Adult method:  Take 1/4 cup of this mixture 2 times daily for 5 days.  If you have no adverse reactions, this dosage can be kept up for 30 to 90 days, for a complete parasite cleanse.  Do not use for longer time periods,  as this oil has some neurotoxic constituents that can accumulate in the system.  If you do have a reaction within the first 5 days, drop the dosage down to a homeopathic dilution.

For people who have cancer or any degenerative condition, it is likely that they also have a severe and chronic parasite infection.  In this case, it may be wise to use a higher dosage of wormwood, such as one drop in a cup of hot water every morning for 30 days.  I personally use this dosage with great results for annual parasite cleansing.  Some people may need to work up to this dosage level gradually, over a period of several days or weeks.

Caution should be used with children, and people with liver disease, convulsions, or sensitivities.  Another form of parasite cleanse is usually a better choice.


  • Avoid during pregnancy and lactation.
  • Avoid use with infants or small children.
  • Avoid essential oil contact with eyes.
  • Avoid with seizure conditions and liver disease.
  • Store safely 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.

More about our disclaimer

Weight 0.025 kg

30 ml violet bottle, 5 ml violet glass bottle

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