Ours has a very fresh, cool, soft green, sweet-camphoraceous aroma that is highly diffusive in much the same way as peppermint, and while the aroma has a very penetrating initial effect, this subsides after a few minutes of exposure to air. In natural perfumery, Armoise can be used in trace amounts to provide "lift" to top note accords and to accentuate green notes such as galbanum, sage, rosemary, etc.
Armoise is helpful in stressful/emotional situations when used in very highly diluted (0.25 percent1) topical applications. It should be noted that due to the fact that this essential oil contains appreciable amounts of alpha- and beta- thujone and camphor, Armoise must be used with great care and respect. Please see the Safety Considerations below for more information.
Armoise can be very beneficial for the musculoskeletal system, female reproductive system, and more.
Do not use with small children, elders, epileptics, pregnant and/or nursing women. See further precautions in Safety Considerations below.