Using the Spice Essential Oils


If you remember from our using the herbal oil post, spices are from the root, stem, seed, fruit, or bark of the plant. This means that Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cassia, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Coriander, Cumin, Dill, Fennel, Ginger, and Juniper Berry all fall under the spice category.

Like the herb essential oils, the spice essential oils are all steam distilled. The part of the plant that each oil comes from varies, however, which is why we included the plant part in individual descriptions of the oil.

All of the spice oils’ most obvious use is in cooking—these are potent oils however, so all that is needed in most instances is a toothpick. Cooking with these oils helps enhance the flavors in the dish, and also carries over some of the benefits of the spice oil—for example, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cassia, Coriander, and Cumin, Dill, Fennel, and Ginger all maintain gastrointestinal health or promote digestion when taken internally.* Cassia and Cinnamon Bark also have been known to support and strengthen the immune system.*

Read on for the list of ways each oil has a unique impact on your body.

Black Pepper

  • Take in a capsule for antioxidant benefits that protect your body from free radicals*
  • Take a drop in water to support healthy circulation*
  • Can help soothe anxious feelings when diffused*
  • Apply to the bottom of your feet after a nap for a stimulating wake-up
Plant Part: Fruit

Cardamom
  • Put one drop in at least 4 ounces of water to help ease indigestion*
  • Used interally it promotes a healthy respiratory system and clear breathing*
  • Diffuse to achieve a soothing and calming atmosphere
Plant Part: Seed

Cassia
  • Ward off hunger cravings by combining one to two drops in a glass of water with Lemon oil
  • Take in a veggie capsule to promote a healthy cardiovascular system.*
Plant Part: Bark

Cinnamon Bark
  • Take in a capsule to support a healthy metabolism*
  • Soothe your throat by adding a drop to hot water or tea
  • Diffuse to naturally repel insects
Plant Part: Bark

Clove
  • Take internally to make use of its powerful antioxidant properties*
  • Add to your daily supplement routine (two to three drops in a capsule) to support cardiovascular health*
  • Helps to keep your teeth and gums clean when added to two ounces of water and gargled
Plant Part: Bud

Coriander
  • Helps maintain a clear complexion when put directly on your face after showering. (Just know to dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil as needed.)
  • Apply to the back of your neck or the bottom of your feet to relax
Plant Part: Seed

Cumin
  • Dilute in water or put in a capsule to help relieve occasional upset stomach*
  • Take internally to purify the body’s systems*
Plant Part: Seed

Dill
  • Diffuse with Bergamot and Lemon oils to reduce stress or anxious feelings
  • Take internally to provide antioxidant protection that inhibits oxidation* 
  • Dilute one drop in four ounces of liquid and drink to purify the body’s systems*
Plant Part: Seed

Fennel
  • Supports a healthy respiratory system*
  • Fight sweet-tooth cravings by taking one drop in water
  • Take internally to help promote healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation*
  • Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to your abdomen for a soothing massage
Plant Part: Seed

Ginger
  • May help to reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion if taken internally in liquid or in a capsule*
  • May also help reduce occasional nausea*
  • Diffuse to create a sense of equilibrium
Plant Part: Root

Juniper Berry
  • Put one to two drops in a capsule and take internally to support healthy kidney and urinary tract function*
  • Add to a facemask to use it as a natural skin toner
  • Acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent*
Plant Part: Berry

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