The oil from St. John 's Wort is often called the red oil because of its characteristic colour. This colour comes from the pigment dianthrone, hypericine, found in the vacuoles located in petals and leaves. The oil, mentioned in the oldest herbalists ' texts, is traditionally used as a vulnerary and topical anti-inflammatory.
A. Vogel's St. John 's Wort Oil is prepared with the greatest care: the leaves and wilted flower heads are rejected and the time between harvest and extraction process is kept to a minimum. To prepare St. John 's Wort Oil, flower heads are macerated in sunflower oil for 6 weeks. The mixture is stirred once a week to make sure that the maximum amount of active ingredients (part used of the medicinal herb) is in contact with the solvent (sunflower oil). Finally, the mixture is pressed and filtered to obtain A.Vogel 's quality fine oil.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed oil, Hypericum Perforatum* (St. John`s Wort flower), Limonene.
Apply directly on skin and rub gently. Pleasing massage oil will smooth dry and chapped skin.