Dill Seed Essential Oil
Dill Seed Essential Oil isn't a widely used essential oil within the scope of aromatherapy. However, it's an interesting and beneficial essential oil that deserves a second glance, especially for digestive issues.
Dill Seed Essential Oil is comprised primarily of (+)-carvone, a ketone. d-limonene, a monoterpene, is also a major constituent present within the oil. Please refer to the Uses section below for the potential applications of Dill Seed Essential Oil.
Aromatically, Dill Seed Oil possesses a slightly earthy, fresh, sweet, herbaceous aroma that blends well with essential oils in the citrus, spice, wood and herbaceous families.
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
Mild - Medium
Fresh, sweet, herbaceous, slightly earthy.
Dill Seed Essential Oil Uses
Dyspepsia, flatulence, indigestion, bronchial asthma, dysmenorrhoea and the promotion of lacation. [Salvatore Battaglia, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy (Australia: The Perfect Potion, 2003), 287.]
Major Constituents of Dill Seed Oil
[B.M. Lawrence, Essential Oils 1988-1991 (Wheaton: Allured Publishing, 1995), 202. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 269.]
Tisserand and Young agree with IFRA's 1.2% dermal maximum limit. They precaution that there is a risk of drug interaction when using Dill Seed Oil and that there is a greater risk of skin sensitization if using oxidized Dill Seed Oil topically. 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), 269.]
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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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