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Quick Overview

hopsHop essential oil is probably best known for being used in breweries but it also has several aromatherapy applications.

Botanical Name: Humulus lupulus
L., Cannabidaceae

It's a nice calming oil - 3-4 drops on a tissue next to the pillow can help you drift off to sleep. When blended in a carrier oil or added to a hot bath it can calm the pain and cramps associated with menstruation.

It can also be blended with a base cream or lotion to help treat areas of rough skin. It also has high levels of estrogen so may be beneficial to those going through the menopause.
If used for too long a period or in too high a concentration it can be a dermal irritant so always use caution. If you have any reaction then cease use.

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Parts Used: Flowers

Country of Origin: UK

Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted

hopsBlends Well With: Citrus oils, copaiba balsam, nutmeg, pine, spice oils.

Scent: Rich, dry, spicy floral

Contraindications: Non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing.

About the Oil

Hops Essential Oil is often blended with Valerian and Passion Flower both sedatives to create sleeping inducing blends. Hops Oil is also calming and used to de-stress. It is an excellent oil to counter free floating anxiety. It is being studied for it cancer protective properties in women. The sedative quality of the herb is found in the glandular hairs of the fruiting body which produce lupulin, a sedative and hypnotic drug. Hops is used in brewing, to add bitterness and act as a preservative. Hops and marijuana belong to the hemp family. Like hemp, hop stems were used for fiber to make cloth and paper. An absolute is made for perfumes. The herb seems to have estrogenic properties, but they seem to be absent in the oil. The fresh hop fruits can cause hypersomnia, vomiting, profuse perspiration and over-excitement.

Aromatherapy Notes

Hop essential oil has anti-bacterial, deeply relaxing and calming properties. It is particularly useful for aiding a good nights rest. Hop essential oil has a rich, spicy-sweet odour. Hops extract has been used as an ingredient in sedative medicines, and also as an ingredient in cough syrups for many years The first known use of hops for therapeutic purposes was in the ancient world, in Egypt and Babylonia, where it was believed to help protect against the plague and leprosy.

Traditional Uses

Asthma, cough, dermatitis, headaches, indigestion, insomnia, menstrual cramps, nervous dyspepsia, nervous tension, neuralgia, rashes, rough skin, stress-related conditions. To take advantage of the sedative actions of hops it may be added to a sleep or stress blend and diffused into the air.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, diuretic, nervine, sedative.


No formal testing, appears to be nontoxic, excessive amounts may be narcotic, avoid with depression, avoid with hormone dependent cancers such as breast, uterine and ovarian, do not use this oil for extended periods.

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