Celery Seed Oil, Some Uses

Celery Seed Oil, Some Uses

Celery Seed oil (Apium graveolens)  is interesting. It smells like warm celery. It’s fun to use in aromatherapy as well as in your food.

Aromatic influences: Calming, productive, efficient, arbitrating, self-empowering.

Combines well with:

Lavender, Pine, Tea Tree, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Ginger Root,  Fennel Seed, Rosemary, Carrot Seed, Thyme, Angelica Root, Palmarosa, Orange, Basil, Cajeput, Lemon, Grapefruit, Roman Chamomile

Ways to use it

  • Promotes restful sleep
  • Helps reduce cellulite deposits
  • Purifying effect on body
  • Reduces tension
  • G.R.A.S.
  • Avoid use during pregnancy
  • Is a great diuretic
  • Has hormonal properties, stimulates mother’s milk.
  • Can be used to scent soap.
  • Massage into abdomen to help relieve menstrual cramps.
  • Add 1 drop to your tea, right before drinking, to help urinary function
  • Mix with Fennel Seed and Rosemary for helping treat edema.
  • Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That’s a great way to get started. And have fun with it!


Here are a few recipes involving Celery Seed oil. To check for more, you can click on Celery Seed in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Relaxing Foot Bath

  • 4 drops Geranium
  • 3 drops Cedarwood
  • 3 drops Marjoram
  • 2 drops Clary Sage
  • 1 drop Celery Seed
  • 1 teaspoon F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)

Fill a basin with warm/hot water, add formula and relax for at least 15 minutes. (9)

Physical Endurance Massage

  • 6 drops Ginger Root
  • 5 drops Thyme
  • 5 drops Peppermint
  • 5 drops Celery Seed
  • 5 drops Grapefruit
  • 4 drops Lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba

Massage blend into muscles an hour before exercise. Use to increase physical strength and endurance. (9)

Massage for Sprains

  • 5 drops Cajeput
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Celery Seed
  • 2 drops Cypress
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba

Massage formula into sprained area. Several applications may be necessary throughout the day, until the painful area feels better, (9)

Detoxifying Bath

  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Juniper Berry
  • 2 drops Celery Seed
  • 1 teaspoon Comfrey leaf
  • ½ cup Epsom salts

Steep Comfrey leaf in hot water for 15 – 20 minutes. Strain liquid and add essential oils and Epsom salts. Add to warm/hot bath. Get into bath and soak for 20 – 30 minute. (1)

Snoring Remedy

  • 55 drops Cajeput
  • 55 drops Allspice
  • 50 drops Lavender
  • 20 drops Grapefruit
  • 20 drops Celery Seed
  • 4 ounces pure water

Using a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle, spritz the room numerous times before going to sleep. Have the snorer inhale deeply. If necessary, mist again during the night to calm the snorer. (9)

Last of all,

Ready to go try Celery Seed oil out? Have some fun and let us know about it in the comment section down below!


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  2. Seasons of Aromatherapy by Judith Fitzsimmons and Paula M. Bousquet
  3. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  4. Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
  5. The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs by Robert B. Tisserand
  6. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood
  7. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  8. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  9. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  10. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding
  11. Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art, 2nd edition, by Kathi Keville and Mindy Green




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