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dill seed vs dill weed essential oil

Dill seed’s name is derived from the Norwegian word “Dylla,” which means “to lull,” highlighting the herb’s ability to soothe nerves and help induce sleep. 1

The carvone in dill seed essential oil helps to regulate the hormones that are linked to stress and anxiety, quieting the mind to allow for restful sleep.

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Dill essential oil pairs well with citrus oils including lime, lemon, bergamot, and orange; spiced scents such as nutmeg and clove; and oils from the herb garden including, oregano, cilantro, caraway, and Roman chamomile.

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Dill Seed Essential Oil smells fresh, sweet, herbaceous and slightly earthy.

Aromatically, Dill Seed Oil possesses a slightly earthy, fresh, sweet, herbaceous aroma that blends well with essential oils in the citrus, spice, wood and herbaceous families.


Dill Seed Essential Oil is comprised primarily of (+)-carvone, a ketone. d-limonene, a monoterpene, is also a major constituent present within the oil. Please refer to the Uses section below for the potential applications of Dill Seed Essential Oil.

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb’s Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Before using this or any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb’s Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

Dill Seed Essential Oil isn’t a widely used essential oil within the scope of aromatherapy. However, it’s an interesting and beneficial essential oil that deserves a second glance, especially for digestive issues.