Because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, Yarrow is wonderful for calming and soothing irritated or damaged skin, acne, burns, and dermal infection. Yarrow has been considered the first choice of hydrosols for relieving the itching and irritation of eczema and psoriasis and may even help with reducing rheumatic pain.
Suzanne Catty, author of Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy, recommends using yarrow hydrosol as a compress for varicose veins. She also says it can help stabilize body fluids by helping to get rid of excess fluids.
Energetically, Yarrow acts as a guardian and assists the deep work associated with the wounded healer/leader archetype as well as cultivating healthy boundaries and self-trust.
2 oz | 60 mL