Woolly Blue Curl (Trichostema lanatum) is perhaps the most beautiful and delicious smelling plant in Santa Barbara. The fuzzy dark blue and magenta flowers contrast strikingly against the bright green rosemary like leaves and the sweet woody scent of this plant permeates throughout the woods.
Known for their revitalizing and nourishing properties, the essential oil will help to calm your mind and feel grounded and centered in your body.
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.