Hops Essential Oil
Hops Essential Oil (compare to Ocotea)
An excellent high potency essential oil of Hops
Consider using as a great replacement for Ocotea essential oil in blends.
This steam distilled essential oil has fruity-spicy notes characteristic of the female flower clusters called catkins.
This oil contains over 32% alpha humulene, an active component common in Hops, Ocotea, Cannabis, and other essential oils.
That makes Hops an undersung great value as an essential oil.
How's that a great buy? Let's compare:
Consider that a prominent MLM company sells an Ocotea oil with 9% humulene for approx $45 per 5 ml.
Our Hops, with 3 times plus of the same humulene active property costs only $45 for 5ml.
That's a pretty good deal, and larger sizes save even more!
If you have a blend recipe calling for Ocotea, you could add Hops oil to recipe at about 30% of the amount called for and still have over 9% alpha humulene which would be comparable to using 100% Ocotea from those other common brands and make your blend much cheaper. Or use it as an equal swap and get 3 times the strength in your blend.
What's humulene? It's an active terpene property that provides effects to the body.
Humulene is a hemp buzz word currently, and can be found mentioned on many hemp/cannabis info sites.
Here's a clip from one site that is typical of many sites teaching about the humulene content in cannabis:
"Humulene acts as an antibacterial agent and has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. In small quantities, it has been shown to kill the S.aureus bacteria. A 2003 study showed that humulene, especially when acting with other terpenes and cannabinoids, killed cancer cells. The most recent studies concluded that humulene was as effective of an anti-inflammatory as the steroidal drug dexamethasone. Further still, humulene is frequently invoked as an appetite suppressant, which may lead to more widespread use in the future." (Copied from Royal Queen Seeds blog post about Humulene https://www.royalqueenseeds.com/blog-cannabis-terpenes-humulene-n684 )
Here's another clip: "known to suppress hunger, Humulene’s other potential effects include: anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor" (Copied from Leafly website about humulene in cannabis)
Now, if you want to up the anty on your essential oil blend, consider caryophyllene.
It's another active terpene property found in some varieties of essential oils like copaiba and cannabis.
It's often found in anti-inflammatory topical salves.
Here's another clip from a cannabis info site: "Caryophyllene has the following potential medical benefits: anti-inflammatory and analgesic, alcohol craving reduction, anti-cancer, anti-anxiety and anti-depressant" (copied from Leafly website about caryophyllene in cannabis https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/humulene-caryophyllene-and-trans-nerolidol-what-are-the-benefits )
If you're trying to find a high caryophyllene oil to blend this with
we recommend our Copaiba balsam essential oilwhich has a strong testing potency around 50% caryophyllene and is far cheaper than those other common MLM driven brands and cheaper than cannabis.
All of our essential oils are available in 3 sizes:
15 ml standard size
60 ml economy size (saves 25% vs the 15ml)
5 ml convenient carry travel size.
Due to market variations, Prices are subject to change without notice. Volume Discounts Available. Store Accounts Welcomed.