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Caraway Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Caraway Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Caraway Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Caraway Essential Oil Properties (Carum carvi)

Scent is reminiscent of rye bread; fatty, harsh, sweet and sharp with a light spicy note.

  • 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
  • Therapeutic Quality
  • Steam Distilled from Seeds
  • Country of Origin: Egypt

Caraway Essential Oil Packaged

Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.

Background Information on Caraway Essential Oil

Caraway is from the Umbelliferae family. It is closely related to anise, dill, fennel and cumin. It originated in Asia Minor but is now cultivated in Egypt, Northern Europe and Russia. Caraway use has a long history. Caraway seeds have been in use for 5,000 years and have been used in cooking and baking since the beginning of recorded history.

Carway seeds have been found in fossils and buried in clay pots in Egypt. The Egyptians have been using it since the Pharaohs age as a flavoring. Ancient Romans used it in bread. Greek physicians used the seeds to aid digestion. During the Middle Ages, it was used widely by the Germans and Austrians in cooking as well as for the medicinal properties. In the 1800s, crushed seeds were used to help manage leprosy. Europeans have used it in facial creams to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and beautify skin.

Caraway Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Caraway essential oil is an often overlooked and underrated oil as there are many beneficial properties to this less commonly used oil. Its documented properties in aromatherapy include antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, cardiac, carminative, digestive, disinfectant, diruetic, parasiticide, regenerator (tissue), stimulant (circulation; digestive and glandular systems), stomachic, tonic (nerves and digestive organs), vermifuge.

Caraway seed essential oil is used to promote menstruation, and helps provide comfort during the menstrual cycle.  Caraway seed also encourages lactation in nursing mothers.  Caraway seed essential oil soothes intestines and relieves flatulence or gas.* Traditionally, caraway seed oil has been found in “love” potions and lotions.

Caraway seed essential oil has been used in animal feed to keep them from straying in the country.

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Caraway Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Suggestions & Blends

Caraway essential oil blends well with orange, lavender, ginger, frankincense, chamomile, coriander, and basil essential oils. Dilute with a carrier oil for direct skin contact.

  • Used in a diffusor, aroma lamp, bath, inhaler, light bulb ring or mist spray, caraway seed essential oil has stress-relieving properties, alleviating mental and emotional fatigue.
  • Use in a carrier oil, massage oil or lotion base, it may help balance oily skin, reduce wrinkles, promote new cell growth, promote healing of bruises. It may help reduce acne, dandruff and other skin issues.

Caraway Essential Oil Safety Tips

  • To prevent skin sensitization, use under 1.2% of caraway seed essential oil in a lotion if applied daily.
  • For external use only.  See our Safety Information page for further details when using essential oils.


Essential OilCaraway
Botanical NameCarum carvi
Country of OriginEgypt
Method of DistillationSteam
Main Constituents(+) Carvone, (+) Limonene
CAS No.8000-42-8