Dill Essential Oil
Dill Essential Oil Latin name: Anethum graveolens
Synonyms: Peucedanum graveolens
Plant family: Apiaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the seeds (sometimes leaf)
Origin: Mediterranean, Black Sea, Europe
Plant characteristics: An annual herb, less than a metre high with delicate, feathery leaves and white to yellow flowers. The essential oil is distilled from the seeds.
Dill Essential Oil characteristics: An almost colourless oil with a sweet, warm, anis aroma with hints of spice.
Traditional use: Used since the earliest times as a medicinal and culinary plant. Traditionally used in babies gripe water preparations.
Dill Essential Oil blends well with: Grapefruit, Coriander, Lemon and Rose Otto.
Cautions and comments: Non-toxic and non-irritating. Dill has been used in gripe water preparations for babies for many years
Main chemical constituents: Up to 30% carvone maximum (not usually), but mainly terpenes
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 a cool, dark place.