Celery Seed


I am in love with Celery seed essential oil for its many powerful medicinal benefits, for its interesting culinary uses in the kitchen, and for the delightful warm, fresh, earthy fragrance it imparts in natural perfume creations.

Medicinally, Celery seed helps to remove toxins from the kidneys and helps to stimulate the liver. Kurt Schnaubelt recommends an aroma medicine protocol of 1-2 drops of Celery Seed essential oil morning and midday in water for 3 or 4 days to help gently detoxify the kidneys from heavy metal impurities through a process known as chelation. I like to mix it with Greenland Moss, Lemon, Rosemary verbenone and Carrot seed in my personal bi-annual cleansing regime. Celery seed is also renowned for clearing brown spots on the skin. But be careful, it has a reputation of being photosensitizing.

Culinarily, try adding a drop of Celery seed to a green smoothie or smoothie of your choice with some pineapple, celery stalk and frozen banana. It’s really delicious! Or add a drop or 2 to a salad dressing, in a marinade for fish or in soup. It has a spicy flavour that adds interesting flavour to many dishes.

In perfumery, it can be used as a substitute for the controversial Oakmoss we perfumers simply can’t live without. It blends well with heavy florals and in chypre type fragrances when used in minute amounts. Be warned~ it can either make or break your creation! Please use a slight hand.



Celery Seed: (Apium graveolens)~seeds Origin: FR Method: Steam distilled Properties: Digestive; Detoxifying; Neurotonic; Calming; Anti-pigmentary; Venous decongestant. Primary Constituents: Monoterpenes; (limonene) Sesquiterpenes;  (β-selinene + α-selinene).Contraindications: Photosensitizing. Avoid if taking anticoagulants. Caution if pregnant. Blends well with Greenland Moss, Carrot seed, Rosemary verbenone, Bergamot and Lemon.

Additional information

15ml, 5ml