California Mugwort (Artemisia douglasiana) essential oil: A priceless aid for inducing a pleasant sleep, lucid dreams, and meditation, an antidote to poison oak rash, alleviates indigestion, acid reflux, heartburn, ulcer, menstrual disorder, parasites, headache, fever, and body aches and pains.
Mugwort’s woolly fibers are made into moxa that is burned above areas of pain or “stagnation” as a stimulating therapy in Chinese Medicine. The Chumash Native Americans practiced a similar technique using Ca. Mugwort and used the plant to treat muscle and joint aches, poison oak rash, abdominal and menstrual cramping and pain, diarrhea, fever, and headache.
It has been used as an aid for lucid dreaming, dream recall, meditation, and working with the spirit world.
Our essential oils are distilled from highly medicinal plants native to Santa Barbara, California. These plants have a rich ethnobotanical history being used by the California Native Americans, Spanish settlers, and even physicians. Many are used for ceremonial, healing, and spiritual purposes and are considered sacred herbs. California White Sage, Mugwort, and Sagebrush are three such herbs used to cleanse, purify, and protect the body, mind, and spirit. Infuse essential oils in the air through an atomizer or in warm water.
In Santa Barbara, California, there are numerous local wild endemic and naturalized medicinal herbs. Many of them are rarely used or only discussed as ethnobotany of the past. Refugio Gardens steam distills their own local essential oils such as White sage, Honeybutton sage, Hummingbird sage, Goldenbush, Woolly blue curls, and California Artemisia in small batches to ensure a highly therapeutic oil that can be used directly on the skin or in a diffuser to scent a room.