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Honeysuckle Essential Oil: How to Use It and Benefits

What is Honeysuckle Essential Oil made of?

Honeysuckle Essential Oil is obtained from the fragrant flowers of the Lonicera caprifolium plant, more commonly known as the Honeysuckle. The plant thrives in various parts of the world but is especially prevalent in Northern and Eastern Asia and parts of the United States.

The healing properties of Honeysuckle Essential Oil are primarily due to its main compounds such as linalool, geraniol, and nerol, known for their soothing, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties.

  • Latin Name: Lonicera caprifolium
  • Main Country of Origin: China
  • Scent Note Type: Middle note with a sweet, floral, and honey-like aroma
  • Most Popular Usage: Aromatherapy and Skincare


What are the benefits of using Honeysuckle Essential oil?

Honeysuckle Essential Oil offers a range of potential benefits:

  • Soothing: It can help create a calming environment, reducing stress and anxiety.
  • Skin Health: Its anti-inflammatory properties can be beneficial for various skin conditions, including rashes and eczema.
  • Antimicrobial: It is known to possess antimicrobial properties that can help prevent infection and promote wound healing.
  • Digestive Aid: It can help alleviate digestive problems when used in aromatherapy.


How to use Honeysuckle Essential Oil?

  • Aromatherapy: Add a few drops to a diffuser to create a calming and harmonious ambiance in your home or workspace.
  • Topical Treatment: Dilute it with a carrier oil and apply it to your skin to soothe irritation and inflammation.
  • Bath Additive: Add a few drops to your bath for a relaxing and therapeutic experience.


How to combine Honeysuckle Essential Oil with Carrier Oils

Honeysuckle essential oil blends well with carrier oils like almond oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil. For a topical blend, mix 2-3 drops of Honeysuckle Essential Oil with a tablespoon of your preferred carrier oil.

To make a diffuser blend, add 4-5 drops of Honeysuckle Essential Oil to the recommended amount of water in your diffuser.



Research based on Honeysuckle Essential Oil

"The Effects of Lonicera caerulea (Honeysuckle) on Gastrointestinal Motility" (2018, The study found that honeysuckle essential oil has potential benefits for digestive health.

"Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Apoptotic Effects of the Combination of Ligustrazine, Paeonol, and Baicalin on Acute Lung Injury" (2020, The report discusses the therapeutic effects of compounds found in honeysuckle essential oil in treating acute lung injuries.


"Antibacterial and Antiviral Properties of Honeysuckle" (2017, The study suggests that honeysuckle essential oil has antimicrobial properties which may be useful in treating a range of conditions.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Honeysuckle Essential Oil safe for all skin types?

A: Yes, but it should always be diluted with a carrier oil. A patch test is recommended for first-time users.


Q: Can I ingest Honeysuckle Essential Oil?

A: No, Avivni's Honeysuckle Essential Oil is meant for topical and aromatic use only.


Q: Is Honeysuckle Essential Oil safe for pets?

A:  As with any essential oil, use around pets should be done with caution. Always consult a veterinarian before exposing your pet to essential oils.  Remember to place diffusers for aromatherapy high up and not near food and water bowls. There are products especially formulated for pets that have been vetted for safety and diluted to the appropriate strength and we suggest you stick with these.


Q: Can Honeysuckle Essential Oil be used during pregnancy?

A: Always consult with a healthcare provider before using any essential oils during pregnancy.


Q: Does Honeysuckle Essential Oil have a shelf life?

A: Yes, it's best to use it within 2-3 years of opening for optimal benefits.

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