PROPERTIES OF CELERY SEED ESSENTIAL OIL
The botanical name for celery is Apium graveolens. Be sure to check for this name when buying the essential oil.
COLOR & SCENT
Typically, celery seed essential oil has an almost colorless to pale yellow color. And it has an earthy, spicy, almost flowery smell.
WHAT’S IN THE OIL?
The main compound in this essential oil is limonene. It can make up anywhere from 40% to 80% of the oil.
Other compounds in the oil include: selinene, sedanenolide, sedanonic anhydride, caryophyllene, linalool, p-dimethylstyrene, dihydrocarvone, trepinene-4-ol, 3‐n‐butyl phthalide, p-menth-2,8-diene-1-ol, alpha-terpineol, perialdehyde and thymol.
Those are some complex compounds. But they all add to the tremendous benefits of celery seed essential oil.
BENEFITS OF CELERY SEED ESSENTIAL OIL
Here are some of the amazing benefits of celery seed essential oil:
reduces tumors in vitro
removes oxidizing agents
repels and kills insects
USES OF CELERY SEED ESSENTIAL OIL
Celery seed essential oil has great benefits. But how can you use it? Well let’s look at a few ways to do so.
You can add celery seed essential oil to your diffuser for a spicy scent. This oil also blends well other spicy and floral oils like black pepper, ginger, tea tree and lavender essential oil.
You can also diffuse the oil with citronella and other insecticidal essential oils to keep bugs away.
Celery seed essential oil can also be used – diluted – on your skin. Don’t forget to patch test first. And don’t use a blend that is more concentrated than 5%. That means you can add up to 5 drops of this essential oil to 5 mL of your favorite carrier oil before applying the blend to your skin.
It is highly recommended to avoid celery seed essential oil while pregnant. In fact, if you are breastfeeding; suffering from any ailments; or are taking any medications, consult with your doctor before using this oil. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.