Caraway Essential Oil


Caraway Essential Oil


100% Pure & Natural Caraway Essential Oil

Botanical Name: carum carvi

Caraway is one of those essential oils often used for annointment to help with depression and mental fatigue. The famous School of Salerno, in Salerno, Italy, considers Caraway to be carminative (relieves flatulence), stimulating, diuretic (promotes an increase in urine), emmenagogic (promotes menstruation), galactagogic (promotes or increases the flow of a breast milk), and stomachic (promotes and assists digestion and appetite).

Uses of Caraway Essential Oil
  • May use a few drops of this oil in lotion or cream. Remember that high concentrations may irritate your skin.
  • Diffuse for stress relief.
  • Blend a few drops into your massage oil or cream. Caraway may also be added to bath products.
  • Try Caraway in hair products for a scalp conditioner.
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History and Background

Caraway is native to Europe, Russia, and North Africa but is cultivated in many other countries. Fossilized remains of the seeds of caraway have been dated as far back as 8,000 years. Records show that this herb was used by the Egyptians and Romans as a food ingredient. The seeds of this plant are most commonly known for their use in rye bread. The Greeks used it for its healing properties. It was also known as the Herb of Consecration, with the power to bring sanctity to objects, such as knights' swords.

Physical Description

Caraway is colorless to pale yellow brown in color.

Aromatic Description

Caraway has a strong spicy, sweet, pepperish aroma.

Biological Makeup and Components

carvone, limonene, carveol, dihydrocarveol, dihydrocarvone, pinene, phellandrene.

Extraction Technique

steam distillation, from the seeds

Information for Aromatherapists

Caraway is a top note and blends well with Fennel, Chamomiles, Marjoram, Basil, Orange, Lavender, Coriander, Frankinsence, Tea Tree, Carrot Seed, Ginger Root, Jasmine, and Cinnamon. Use in small concentrations, as this strong oil can overpower blends.

Our Caraway essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.

  • May cause dermal irritation if used in high concentrations in blends.
  • Do not apply undiluted to the skin.
  • Any person with a history of plant or food allergies should read ingredients before using.
  • For external use only. Do not ingest.
  • If you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness, we strongly suggest you consult a medical professional prior to using this essential oil.
  • Always keep essential oils out of reach of children.
  • Keep this oil tightly closed and in room temperature or cooler spot.
Additional Safety Information


All of our essential oils are 100% natural and free of any chemicals, pesticides and synthetic perfumes.

These products are NOT intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. This information is NOT a substitute for professional medical treatment or consultation. Prior to using essential oils, Source Vitál always recommends consulting your medical professional if you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness. Do NOT ingest essential oils internally or apply undiluted oils onto the skin without consultation from an experienced and trained aromatherapist or aromatherapy practitioner. Always consult an aromatherapist before using essential oils for babies and children.

Keep all oils tightly closed and cool. Always keep out of reach of children.

The information provided on this web site is compiled from common knowledge and is intended for your general knowledge only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.