Aroma: Warm, spicy-musky, green, and pungent
Latin Name: Cuminum cyminum
Country of Origin: Spain
Cultivation Method: Conventionally grown
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Seeds
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Middle
Aromatherapy Properties: Energizes the mind and body
Suggested Use: A small amount of cumin essential oil is very potent, and goes a long way in aromatherapy blends and topical recipes. Combine with other essential oils like peppermint, fennel, or coriander seed. Dilute heavily with topical use. Dilute to 1 single drop of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil, such as sweet almond or grapeseed oil.
History: Cumin has a long tradition as a general stimulant in Ayurvedic medicine. It is well known as a domestic spice worldwide, and is one of the main components of Indian curry. It is also an important spice in Mexican foods.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute heavily with topical use. Avoid topical use with sun exposure. Not for pregnant or breastfeeding women, young children, those with sensitive skin, or with certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.