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Caraway Seed Essential Oil

Caraway Seeds

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

Caraway Seed Essential Oil

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

Botanical Name

Carum carvi

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Seeds

Color

Clear

Consistency

Thin

Perfumery Note

Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium

Aromatic Description

Sweet, spicy, herbaceous, fruity.

Caraway Seed Essential Oil Uses

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

Major 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.]

Shelf Life

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General Safety Information

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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