Latin Name:  Turnera diffusa 

Part of Plant:  Flower, Leaf

Country of Origin:  Mexico

Method of Production:  Steam Distillation

Damiana, also known as Turnera diffusa, or sometimes Turnera microphylla, Turnera aphrodisiaca, or Damiana aphrodisiaca, is a small shrubby perennial that is known to grow in several places including Mexico, Central America, and the state of Texas in the United States.  It is said to be a member of the Turneraceae botanical family, however, some sources now say that the Turneraceae family has been merged into the Passifloraceae botanical family.


Damiana essential oil blends well with most floral, wood, and citrus oils.  It is popular in perfume blends, especially date night blends, that include Jasmine or Rose.  Consider adding it as part of a relaxing diffuser or massage blend with other oils such as Orange, Mandarin, Sandalwood, Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, or Cedarwood.  


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

  • Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.

  • Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling. 

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



Dermal Max: 30% 

If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Burfield, T. (2016). Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone


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