Cumin Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-C19
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £3.50
Cumin is a small annual herb that originated from the Mediterranean area. The plant has deep green, narrow feathery leaves and tiny white or pink flowers, followed by small oblong seeds. Cumin essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the ripe seed.
Known since Biblical times, the Egyptians used Cumin mainly for its digestive properties and for headaches. In modern aromatherapy Cumin is considered a warming essential oil that can help improve the digestive system and relieve muscular pains. Cumin essential oil is also a good tonic, having beneficial effects on headaches, migraine pain and nervous exhaustion.
- Species: Cuminum cyminum
- Plant family: Apiaceae
- Origin: Morocco
- Note: Middle
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Avoid during pregnancy. Use sparingly and do not use on sensitive skin
Cumin essential oil has photo-toxic qualities and should not be used when the skin will be exposed to sunlight
Cumin oil is beneficial for the nervous system and can help with nervous exhaustion
Cumin is a warming aromatherapy oil that can help relieve muscular aches and pains. It is beneficial for the digestive system and can help with colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, bloating and indigestion. It can also have a beneficial effect on headaches and migraines
Blends well with:
Caraway, Chamomile, Lavender and Rosemary
For colic and heartburn mix 2 drops Cumin, 2 drops Chamomile and 2 drops Peppermint with 15ml Grapeseed oil and massage into the area of the body that is suffering.
For flatulence and bloating mix 3 drops Cumin, 2 drops Ginger and 15ml Grapeseed oil and apply to the abdomen in a circular clockwise direction to ease pain.
If you’re feeling exhausted diffuse 3 drops Cumin, 3 drops Rosemary and 2 drops Fennel in a candle burner or aromatherapy diffuser for 30 minutes to boost energy levels.
If you’re feeling overstressed try a calming aromatherapy bath with 3 drops Chamomile, 2 drops Lavender and 1 drop Cumin. Mix the oils into 15ml of Bath Oil or Bath & Shower Gel and add to the running bath water. Shut doors and windows, then lie back and inhale the aromas, allowing yourself some time to chill out and relax.
Muscles and joints
To ease aches and pains mix 2 drops Cumin, 2 drops Rosemary and 2 drops Peppermint with 15ml Grapeseed oil and massage into the affected area.
Headaches and migraine
Mix 1 drop Cumin, 1 drop Lavender and 10ml Grapeseed oil in a 10ml rollette bottle. Shake well and roll on to the temples as required.