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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.
Botanical Name: Cuminum cyminum
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Seed
Blends Well With: Coriander, and other spices
Aroma: Spicy, peppery, warm, and true to Cumin used in cooking foods, such as chile
Color: Pale yellow
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed 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
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
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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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