One of the best things about living in Pennsylvania is the beautiful rhododendron bushes that bloom in the spring and early summer. The cheerful pink or purple flowers are a pick-me-up any day.


Did you know, however, that there is one species of rhododendron that is actually used medicinally? Rhododendron anthopogon is a sweet and helpful essential oil that is far more useful than your average lawn bush.

According to Pompeii organics, this type of rhododendron essential oil has a light, clean scent. It’s different from most oils we feature, because instead of being very powerful in one area, rhododendron is more versatile, being a beneficial oil across the board.

rhodo oil

Rhododendron is gentle. Its beautiful scent is a mood-booster, but it also has bacteria-fighting and decongesting properties, which make it helpful for cold and flu season. It’s a good choice if you want a floral smell without all the chemicals of commercial perfumes.

Pompeii recommends diffusing rhododendron or putting it in lotions and bath salts to make the most of its scent.

Are you interested in trying this oil? Contact us and receive an exclusive deal as one of our customers! Remember that Thursdays we are at the Oil City Farmer’s Market from 9am-4pm, unless the weather is poor. We hope to see you soon!

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