Dill Essential Oil

£9.72 £19.39

Dill has a herby, aniseed aroma that is calming and soothing. Dill is a gentle oil that can help ease the everyday aches and pains we all experience.

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Description

Dill | Latin Name: Anethum Graveolens | Family: Apiaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Seeds

This Essential Oil is an almost colourless oil with a sweet, warm, anise aroma with hints of spice.

It is an annual herb, less than a metre high with delicate, feathery leaves and white flowers.  The essential oil is distilled from the seeds. Native to the Mediterranean it is now cultivated worldwide in Europe, USA, China and India. The Seed essential oil is mainly produced in Europe and Weed Oil in the USA. Indian type is widely cultivated in the east. A commercial oil is produced from the seed which has a different chemical composition and contains Dill-Apiol.

Blends

Blends well with Bergamot, Coriander, Cypress, Geranium, Mandarin, Myrtle, Orange, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Lemon, Grapefruit and Rose Otto.

Dill is a MIDDLE note –  Essential Oil Notes & Odours

 

Properties

Dill is analgesic, antispasmodic, aperitive, carminative, emmenagogic and respiratory.  This means that it can be used to treat arthritis, period pains, indigestion, lack of appetite and congestion in the lungs.  It is a popular oil because of its sweet odour, and it can rarely be equalled in its efficiency.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

Used since the earliest times as a medicinal and culinary herb. In Germany and Scandinavia, it is used with fish and cucumber, and the seeds baked in bread. In the west and east it is used as a soothing digestive aid for indigestion, wind and colic.

Safety Data & MSDS

Non-toxic and non-irritating.  Dill has been used in gripe water preparations for babies for many years.

Up to 30% carvone maximum (not usually), but mainly terpenes.

Dill MSDS
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