QUICK ESSENTIAL OIL REFERENCE GUIDE TO DILL

Have you ever wondered what essential oils you should have on hand for yourself and your family?

I will be posting a quick reference guide to each essential oil to help you choose your personal apothecary.

We’re going to be going over what each oil is good for, how to use it, what it goes with to create a blend, and what to watch out for if you’re pregnant, planning to spend some time in the sun, or dealing with a particular ailment or medical condition.

As I sharing these with you we will be looking at pure, single essential oils, not at the many blended products that are available from just about any essential oil provider. Before you choose any of these blends many of with are touted by glowing testimonials on the distributors websites, or by sales representatives with long-winded spiels. Be sure that you know exactly which oils are in them.

Blends are meant as conveniences to help speed relief to you for an ailment, but they often contain oils you do not require for that purpose. Just as you would not mix up a handful of pills and swallow them without knowing what you were taking, be cautious in using blends that contain ingredients you do not require.

And as with all essential oils, check with your doctor before using any product to be sure it will not react with medications you already take. 

Be an informed consumer and take the safest path to overall wellness.

 

Ok, now that we got all that out of the way today we are going to be talking about…

 

DILL

 

Dill has a fresh scent that is similar to freshly mowed grass and is most commonly used in the kitchen as a staple ingredient for most cooks.  Growing up, we would grow dill in our garden to then use for making dill pickles.  If you’ve never had home made dill pickles I highly recommend you give them a try.  They’re not hard to make and they are delicious!

Dill originally came from southwest Asia the oils is extracted from the herb and its seeds through steam distillation and has a calming effect on the mind and body.

WHAT IS IT USED FOR

  • Digestive Issues
  • Headaches
  • Lactation Issues
  • Stress
  • Tension
  • Wounds

 

HOW IT’S USED

  1. In a vaporizer or diffuser
  2. In a cream blend or lotion blend
  3. In a massage oil blend
  4. In a bath

COMPLEMENTARY OILS

  • Aniseed
  • Bergamot
  • Bitter Orange
  • Caraway
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Nutmeg
  • Orange
  • Tangerine/Mandarin

 

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR

Dill oil is a photosensitizing oil, so don’t use it if you expect to be out in the sun within 12 hours of application, and never add dill oil to a tanning or sunscreen blend.

AVOID EXPOSURE TO SUNLIGHT FOR 12 HOURS AFTER USE

DO NOT USE DURING PREGNANCY

MAY CAUSE SKIN IRRITATION 

 

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Sources:

Image by Ирина Кудрявцева from Pixabay

Book: An Introductory Guide Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Sonoma Press

ISBN #9780989558693

Information pulled August 6, 2019

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