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Cumin Essential Oil

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Massage therapists often tout Cumin essential oil as the secret ingredient of deep relaxation. With a peppery and rich aroma, Cumin can help enhance the benefits of a relaxing massage. 

 

Dating back to early Mediterranean empires, Cumin has been used as a traditional Middle Eastern Spice and is one of the main ingredients of curry. Its seeds are used in the cuisines of many different cultures, in both whole and ground form. 

 

Cumin is the dried seed of a green annual herb that has feathery leaves and small pink flowers. It is native to a wide region, from the east Mediterranean to India. The essential oil is extracted through steam distillation and is clear in color. Cumin blends wonderfully well with other oils that possess a spicy aroma. Use sparingly; it has a high odor intensity.

Details

Botanical Name: Cuminum cyminum

Origin: Egypt

Method: Steam Distillation

Plant Part: Seed

Note: Base

Family: Apiaceae

Blends Well With: Coriander, and other spices

Aroma: Spicy, peppery, warm, and true to Cumin used in cooking foods, such as chile

Consistency: Thin

Color: Pale yellow

Reports
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Cumin batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Cuminum cyminum. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

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Safety & Shelf life

Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying topically.


Adult Max Dilution: 0.4%


Shelf Life: 2 Years

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.


SPORT SUPPORT: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 2 drops of Cumin, 3 drops of Ravensara, 2 drops of Peppermint, 10 drops of Rosemary and 3 drops of Lemon, then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Massage where needed to relax muscles. (1.7% dilution)


TUMMY TONIC: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 2 drops of Cumin, 4 drops of Ginger, 5 drops of Peppermint and 7 drops of Sweet Orange, then fill with Sweet Almond oil. Shake to mix well. Apply as needed over the abdomen and massage. (1.5% dilution)


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