Celery Seed Essential Oil
Latin name: Apium graveolens
Synonyms: Celery Fruit
Plant family: Apiaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the whole, or crushed seeds
Origin: Native to Southern Europe
Plant characteristics: 30-60cm high, with grooved fleshy, erect stalks, shiny pinnate leaves and umbels of white flowers.
Celery Seed Essential Oil characteristics: A pale yellow to orange liquid with a spicy-sweet, warm, long-lasting odour.
Traditional use: Used widely as a domestic spice, the seed is used for bladder and kidney complaints, digestive upsets and menstrual problems and the leaves are used in skin ailments.
Blends well with: Lavender, Pine, Tea tree, Coriander and other spices.
Cautions and comments: Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization. Avoid during pregnancy.
Main chemical constituents: Limonene 60%, apiol, seline, santolol, sedanolide and sedanolic acid anhydride, among others.
How to Use
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.