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Rhododendron essential oil


Rhododendron essential oil

Rhododendron anthopogon

Botanical Properties

Rhododendron is a plant of the Ericaceae family native to the Himalayas.
Also called wild rhododendron, it grows at altitudes of more than 3000m.
An evergreen shrub with leaves giving off a fresh fragrance, its flowers are yellow

Origin and history

The rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal, even appearing in a garland on the country's coat of arms.
There are many species of rhododendron, but only this one is non toxic.
Rhododendron leaves are used as incense in Buddhist monasteries and the flowers are given as offerings during social events.
Healers used it in tea to stimulate appetite and digestion

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: clear liquid
Colour: yellow
Odour: fresh, lemony

Distilled parts: Flowering heads

Country of origin: Népal, Maroc

Density: 0,88 - 0,90


Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: alpha- and beta-pinenes, limonene
Allergenic compounds naturally present in this essential oil: Limonene
Some natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present a risk of allergy for some people. To check your tolerance, always perform an application test in the crease of the elbow before using your blends.


Rhododendron Organic essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties close to those of the conifers.
It is refreshing and comforting at the psychic level.
This essential oil is strengthening, both physically and psychically.


Rhododendron essential oil, through its "cortisone-like" and immunostimulant action, treats rheumatic disorders, influenza-like conditions, muscular strain, back pain.
At the psychic level, it is your friend when you need to "recharge the batteries", during periods of exhaustion or convalescence.



Rhododendron Organic essential oil acts against rheumatism, in a bath for example, 10 drops in a handful of sea salt scattered in the water to alleviate pain.
By diffusion or in massage, diluted, on the solar plexus and the inside of the wrists, for relaxation.

Possible synergies

Bitter orange, lavender, Roman chamomile

Energetic values and synergies

In energetic aromatherapy, Rhododendron essential oil is associated with the heart chakra, Anahata. Its colour is green.
Rhododendron Organic essential oil helps to treat and liberate emotional and mental pain; it helps create reconciliation and to find harmony and inner joy.
It makes it possible to open up to others.

Synergies: Lemon balm, Damask rose


Flammable. Oral administration on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with the eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 years or pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food usage possible. Do not use pure on the skin.


The data given on essential oils on this website is for information only. In no way does it replace the advice given by a doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult a doctor.


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