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  • Color: Pale yellow
  • Oil Consistency: Watery
  • Perfumery Note: Middle to Top
  • Scent: Sweet spicy odor with a slight peppery smell.

Action: Antihistamine, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aperitif, astringent, cardiotonic, carminative, digestive, disinfectant, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactagogue, expectorant, parasiticide, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge

Benefits, Indications: This warming essential oil helps to relieve mental strain and emotional fatigue, while aiding the digestive and urinary system and clearing the respiratory system. At the same time it also fights skin and scalp conditions. Caraway oil calms the nerves and soothes mental fatigue, while settling the stomach, nervous digestion, colic, flatulence and gastric spasms.

As an expectorant caraway oil helps clear bronchitis, bronchial asthma and coughs. It is also helpful in cases of sore throats and laryngitis and beneficial to the urinary system, helping to flush toxins out. Nursing mothers also use it to increase milk and women in general find that it helps to relieve period pains.



It is an effective tissue regenerator and useful for fighting oily skin while dispersing bruises, reducing boils and cleaning infected wounds. Furthermore, it relieves itching skin and helps to clear acne as well as scalp problems. Caraway may help with mental clarity, and colic.

Chemical Constituents: Acetaldehyde, cumuninic aldehyde, furfurol, carvone, limonene

Companion Oils: Basil, chamomile, coriander, frankincense, ginger, lavender, orange

Precautions: Although it is non-toxic and non-sensitizing, it may cause skin irritation if used in high concentration.

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