Aromatherapy,  Vegetable Oils

The macerate of St. John’s Wort, grass with a thousand virtues

The macerate wort (Hypericum perforatum) is, as its name implies, a solar cold maceration of fresh flowers hypericum in vegetable olive oil or sunflower oil. The macerate wort is also known as “red oil”. It is a red pigment hypericin contained in the stamens, giving it a color ranging from bright red to dark red.

The other common names of this herb are : – “herb of St. John,” because it is traditionally harvested June 24, the day of Saint John. – “grass thousand holes’ ‘sluices’ means’ hole’ in Old French. ‘Mille holes’ for the many translucent punctuations of its leaves. Monoi oil is a tiare flowers macerating in coconut oil. The other best-known are those macerates calendula (marigold flowers), daisy, arnica and carrot.


St. John’s Wort is a plant with photosensitizing properties. Never expose yourself to the sun after application of St. John’s wort macerate.

Remember to consult the general precautions before using essential oils.

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