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Cumin Seed E.O

Adam Michael has this to say “Cumin seed essential oil is a super spicy oil that needs to be handled with care. In the past I have spilled this material when decanting and boy oh boy the smell lingered for days and days. The smell is simply like smelling cumin seeds one cooks with – spicy, warming, dry and a tad green. Heavily diluted in carrier oil, cumin essential oil massaged on the stomach may ease general stomach aches and pains. Along with coriander seed it is also really good in massage for treating flatulence. In minute amounts blends well with black pepper, curry leaf and ginger. Produced by steam distilling the seeds, yellow in colour and of a pourable viscosity.”

Botanical Name: Cumimum cyminum

Origin: Egypt

2 reviews for Cumin Seed E.O

  1. Mauricio (verified owner)

    One of the phrases I most often say to my wife is “your hands smell of cumin”. with an affectionate tone. That’s telling of how much she uses it in her delicious Indian inspired dishes and of how much we love this spicy seed. So, even if I think this material is of limited application, I had to have it.

    As in cooking, one should tread carefully with this offering, since it is dominant, long-lasting and polarizing. It has a savory character that can easily lean towards bitter or sour territory depending on what it is mixed with. Many people simply dislike it, associating its scent with body odor.

    In small amounts and highly diluted, though, Cumin can add a human touch in faeric flowery blends, add dimension to Vanillas, make citruses shine, enliven shy woods and, if it fancies you, be the star in a tough-as-nails thug creation! I will certainly try to come up with one of those with Vetiver, Nutmeg and Sweet Orange, just for the giggles.

  2. M (verified owner)

    This is one potent material – quite challenging to use as one has to be very careful with it. Use of it in trace amount (or a bit more) is more than enough. When used beautifully it adds an x-factor to any blend. Ame Sombre (from Sultan Pasha) is an excellent example of its well-judged use. 5/5

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