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Caraway Seed Essential Oil

Caraway Seeds
Caraway Seeds

Caraway seeds lend unique flavor and are widely utilized within culinary applications including pickles, breads and cheeses.

Caraway Seed Oil is not used within holistic aromatherapy as widely as other essential oils. However, its distinctive aroma makes a wonderful addition to natural aromatherapy and fragrancing blends. When combined with other essential oils, Caraway Seed Oil really shines. Although it is well suited for blends intended for either men or women, it's worth emphasizing that it Caraway Seed Oil is a wonderful addition to blends especially formulated for men.

Therapeutically, Caraway Seed Essential Oil can act as an expectorant and is helpful in diffuser blends intended to ease the symptoms of colds or bronchitis.

Caraway Seed Oil is an uplifting, energizing oil that is nice to include in morning and energizing blends.


Caraway Seed Oil
Caraway Seed Oil
    


Botanical Name:
Carum carvi

Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Part Typically Used: Seeds

Color: Clear

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium

Aromatic Description: Sweet, spicy, herbaceous, fruity.

Caraway Seed Oil Uses: Bronchitis, coughing, laryngitis, colds. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 107.]

Constituents:
(+)-Carvone
(+)-Limonene
B-Myrcene
B.M. Lawrence, Essential Oils 1988-1991 (Wheaton: Allured Publishing, 1995), 202. B.M. Lawrence, Progress in Essential Oils. (Perfumer & Flavorist 27 no. 3, 2002), 58-59. Sources cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 231.]

Safety Information: Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Caraway Seed Oil. However, they precaution to avoid use of the oil if it has oxidized. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 231.]

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