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Calamus Essential Oil

Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 29 reviews
Calamus Essential Oil is native to India and has been prized historically for thousands of years. Still used today, Calamus Oil is well known for its aphrodisiac qualities. A natural astringent, Calamus Oil has also been shown to even skin tone and tighten the skin, resulting in a natural and youthful glow.
With a refreshing scent similar to cinnamon, Calamus Oil pairs well with lavender, tea tree, clary sage, and marjoram.
Powerful scents excellent for DIY projects

Unleash your creativity with our versatile essential oils, perfect for your DIY projects. From handmade candles to luxurious soaps and bath bombs, our oils bring their high-quality aroma and potent therapeutic properties to your creations. Whether you're a beginner or a professional, let our premium essential oils inspire your imagination and elevate your DIY projects.

Wholesale Botanics essential oils are carefully distilled and evaluated to ensure aromatic and therapeutic potency.
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Vegan Friendly

The oil is 100% Vegan - No animal was harmed nor used in the manufacturing of this product.

Responsibly Sourced

We work with farms and producers in over 30 countries to support renewable harvest and grow practices.

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Oil Report

Access the certificate of analysis below to see the geographical and scientific data of our Calamus Oil.

Geographical & Botanical Breakdown of Calamus Oil

View and download the Certificate of Analysis for our Calamus Oil.

Botanical Name
Acorus calamus
Essential Oil
CAS Number
Also Known As
  • Sweet Flag Oil
Grown In
  • India

Oil Profile

Calamus oil has been used for millennia as a relaxant and skincare tonic
Extraction Method
Steam Distillation
Parts Used
Yellow to yellow brown liquid
Warm, woodsy, spice
Key Components
Methyl isoeugenol, caryophyllene, cadinene
Blends Well With
Tea tree, rosemary, and cedarwood essential oils
Mixes Well With
Jojoba, argan, or coconut carrier oils

Key Components

Calamus Essential Oil contains β-Asarone, which is a compound with antioxidant properties and may protect the skin against oxidative damage.
Abundant in linalool, Calamus Essential Oil may have potential anxiety-reducing and stress-relieving effects.
β-gurjunene is a compound found in Calamus Essential Oil, and is a type of sesquiterpene. These are groups of compounds that exhibit potent anti-inflammatory properties, among other topical benefits.

Calamus Oil Uses

Try out these versatile uses of Calamus Essential Oil, an aromatic oil renowned for its stimulating and grounding properties.


How to Use Calamus Oil

Topical Uses

Natural Insect Repellent: Calamus Essential Oil has the potential to be a natural and chemical-free repellent. Dilute 10-15 drops of Calamus Essential Oil in a carrier oil, such as Coconut or Jojoba oil, and apply it to exposed areas of your skin before heading outdoors. 

Moisturizer Booster: Give your moisturizer an extra boost by adding a few drops of Calamus Essential Oil. Mix the oil with your favorite facial or body moisturizer to enhance its skin-soothing properties.

Aromatic Uses

Aromatic Crafts: Incorporate Calamus Essential Oil into homemade candles, soaps, or wax melts to infuse them with its unique fragrance. Enjoy the warm and inviting scent as it fills your space.

Unique Blend: Mix Calamus Essential Oil with sweeter oils, like Vanilla or Sweet Orange Oil, to balance its woodsy scent and create a more well-rounded fragrance for diffusing.

Uplifting Calamus Essential Oil Recipe


  • 4 drops of Calamus Essential Oil
  • 3 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
  • 2 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil


Combine the oils in a diffuser or dilute them in a carrier oil, and then apply topically for an energizing and mood-enhancing aroma.

Calamus Oil Fun Facts

Calamus Essential Oil, also known as Sweet Flag Oil, is derived from the Acorus calamus plant, which is native to wetlands and marshes.

Calamus Essential Oil has been used topically in traditional remedies for its potential to promote wound healing and alleviate skin irritations.

This oil may have the potential to promote scalp health and stimulate hair growth.

What is Calamus Oil?

Calamus Essential Oil is derived from the roots of the Acorus calamus plant, commonly known as sweet flag or calamus root. This perennial, fragrant herb has a rich history in various traditional medicine systems, particularly Ayurveda in India and the Chinese system of medicine. 

Calamus root has been valued for centuries to treat a wide range of health ailments, including neurological and gastrointestinal issues

Calamus Essential Oil, extracted from the root, possesses analgesic properties that may contribute to its use in alleviating pain and discomfort. When applied topically, Calamus Essential Oil may also support overall skin health. 

Nowadays, this oil's potential anti-inflammatory properties make it a valuable addition to cosmetic products. It can be found in skincare formulations aimed at soothing and nourishing the skin. Plus, its refreshing scent is a great addition to aromatherapy applications, including diffusion or added to essential oil blends for a customized fragrance.

What Our Customers Think

"Real calamus is apparently hard to find. I bought some on Amazon but it smelled so artificial and gross. It even gave me a headache when used in my diffuser. This stuff though smells great and really calms me down in my high-stress office." - Paul 07/01/22
"I love my calamus essential oil for study time. I use it in my defuser for concentration and focus. amazing." - Myra 06/14/22
"strong scent and came super fast! thank you! will definitely be ordering again!" - Leonardo 03/12/22
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Reviewed by Glenn H.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great Experience

I felt the quality was very good and the pricing was much better than most other suppliers.

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Reviewed by Clair, from United States
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Great smell and quality for the price. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed by Jodie, from United States
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just what I needed

The aroma is definitely the one I'm looking for. It's woody and soothing.

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Reviewed by Casey, from United States
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Just Perfect!

I really love this oil and recommend it to anyone who will listen! The lemon scent is great for haircare products! It lasts forever!

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Reviewed by April, from United States
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Can't complain.

Not a bad product by any means, it was fine and works well. The scent could have been a little stronger in my opinion.

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