Don’t get scared off by the name, Dill Weed essential oil has a long and colorful history as a remedy for health challenges.
The Ebers Papyrus, an Egyptian medical document from 1550 B.C. mentions Dill as an herb of medicinal value. Many herbalists worldwide still use the herb for various health conditions, and it is a prized culinary herb for kitchen use. Dill Weed has a warm, aromatic and pleasantly spicy-herbal aroma. It is somewhat like Caraway.
In ancient Greece, special fragrance preparations were made from the leaves of dill.
Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Weed
Blends Well With: Lemon, and other citrus
Aroma: Slightly-sweet, pickley, and herbaceous
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. Possible drug interactions.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
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TUMMY BLEND: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 4 drops of Dill Weed, 4 drops of Ginger, 3 drops of Peppermint, 9 drops of Sweet Orange, then fill with Sweet Almond oil. Shake to mix well. Apply a teaspoon over the abdomen and massage. (1.7% dilution)