Davana Essential Oil (India)
Davana is a small plant with the oil coming from the stems and leaves.
Davana Essential Oil is a difficult oil to describe because it is capable of smelling very different on each individual. The feedback tends to alternate between masculine floral scents through to a woodsy, balsamic odor..
When applied to the skin, Davana is said to have a different scent on different people, a peculiar property which is highly valued in perfumery to create fragrances with individual notes. It is used in aromatherapy as being an agent to combat anxiety, anti-infectious, soothing to dry rough skin, and a stimulant to the endocrine system.
Each day, the faithful in India offer Davana blossoms to Shiva, the god of Transformation. The flowers remain on his altar throughout the day and are removed in the evening.