Caraway Oil – Cosmetic

Botanical name: Carum carvi

Plant part: Fruit


CAS: 8000-42-8

EINECS CAS: 85940-31-4

EINECS: 288-921-6

Manufacturing: Steam distillation

Cosmetic Ingredient

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SKU: 00002018-V Category:


Description: Cumin essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the seeds (fruits) of genuine cumin (Carum carvi). The yield ranges between 2 and 8%.

Special Characteristics: Cumin essential oil is a colorless to yellowish liquid. It has a characteristic mild and spicy aroma. With prolonged exposure to air, the color intensifies, and viscosity increases. Cumin essential oil is well soluble in alcohol (1:2, ethanol), in vegetable oils, and other essential oils. It is almost insoluble in water. The main compounds are (-)-carvone and limonene.

Applications in Cosmetics: The compounds of cumin essential oil have a range of properties related to health. Cumin is one of the classic remedies used for gastrointestinal disorders for a long time. Cumin essential oil has the property of dissolving stomach gases and preventing bloating, so it is mainly used in dyspepsia (common indigestion) and meteorism (accumulation of gases in the digestive tract). For its application, abdominal massage and oil baths are recommended. Additionally, cumin essential oil has choleretic action and promotes the flow of bile from the gallbladder. Its use is done by applying it to the area of the liver and oil baths. In respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, cumin essential oil exhibits mucolytic (mucus-dissolving) action, which can be achieved through rubbing or massaging on the respiratory areas.

In cosmetics, cumin essential oil is used for formulating modern men’s fragrances and for scenting soaps and other cleansing products. Mostly it is applied as an aromatic agent in oral care products (toothpaste, mouthwash) due to its characteristic scent. Cumin essential oil is suitable for blending with bergamot, cassia, jasmine, mandarin, myrrh, cedar, and other spice oils.

In aromatherapy, cumin essential oil is occasionally used for physical awakening and stimulation.
CAUTION: Always use diluted in a carrier oil or other solvent.

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