Caraway Oil Organic – Food & Cosmetic

Botanical name: Carum carvi

Plant part: Fruit


CAS: 8000-42-8

EINECS: 288-921-6

Manufacturing: Steam distillation

Organic Certified: GR-BIO-10

Food + Cosmetic Ingredient

Documents: Available upon request

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Description: Organic 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: Organic 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 the viscosity increases. Cumin essential oil is 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 organic 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. Organic 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 gas in the digestive tract). For its application, abdominal massage and oil baths are recommended. Additionally, organic cumin essential oil has choleretic action and promotes bile flow from the gallbladder. Its use is recommended by rubbing on the liver area and oil baths. In respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, organic cumin essential oil exhibits mucolytic (expectorant) action, which can be achieved through rubbing or massage in the respiratory areas.

In cosmetics, organic cumin essential oil is used for the composition of 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. Organic cumin essential oil is suitable for blending with bergamot, cassia, jasmine, tangerine, myrrh, cedar, and other spice oils.

In aromatherapy, organic cumin essential oil is occasionally used for physical awakening and stimulation.

Applications in Food: Organic cumin essential oil is generally not used in food and beverage preparation, as its taste is dominant and can overshadow other flavors. However, in food industry production, it is used as a flavoring.

Caution: Always use diluted in a base oil or other solvent.

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