While this green, stalky vegetable is well-known to all of us, the benefits of celery reach beyond veggie trays, juicing blends, and soups or stews. Celery Seed essential oil has powerful constituents that help to fight inflammation, improve digestion, and cleanse both internally and externally. It is a powerhouse oil that will find its way into many of your daily routines!
CELERY SEED OIL BACKGROUND
The celery plant, Apium graveolens, has been an integral part of medicinal practices for centuries. From ancient Greece and Rome to 5th-century Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic practices, the health benefits of celery have been widely praised and accepted.
Many of us only recognize celery by the curved green stalks we see in supermarket produce sections. However, the plant itself is bright green with tan fruits that bear seeds. The seeds are the part that provide us with the essential oil.
Because of its high limonene content, you can use Celery Seed essential oil in many of the same ways that you would use a citrus oil, but the rest of its chemistry sets it apart and provides unique benefits that will help your body maintain its vitality.
CELERY SEED OIL FOR DIGESTIVE SUPPORT
One of the most widely-recognized benefits of Celery Seed essential oil is for your digestive health. When you take it internally, it can decrease inflammation to improve your digestion and help diminish discomfort.
Like citrus essential oils, the limonene constituent in Celery Seed essential oil can support a healthy metabolism. Unlike its citrus counterparts, Celery Seed contains beta-selinene, a powerful antioxidant and digestion-supporting compound.
You can take a couple of drops in a veggie capsule, add it to your green smoothies, or just use it in your savory dishes in place of celery seeds or stalks to provide an herby flavor and give your body an extra boost.
SKIN CLEANSING WITH CELERY SEED ESSENTIAL OIL
Celery Seed essential oil’s powerful inflammation-fighting compounds can also improve your complexion.
Apply it topically (diluted or in your daily moisturizer or cleanser) to fight any puffiness, redness, or blemishes. It also has potent antibacterial potential to help prevent breakouts and give your skin a deep cleanse.
CELERY SEED FOR MUSCLE AND JOINT STIFFNESS
Once again, fighting inflammation is the name of the game! Using Celery Seed essential oil topically can relieve muscle soreness from intense workouts or a stressful day.
Try blending it with Wintergreen and Copaiba along with a carrier oil to really cut through the tension. Research also suggests that taking Celery Seed essential oil internally (as well as using it topically) can relieve your joint pain or arthritis symptoms.
CELERY SEED IS UPLIFTING
Depending on your opinions on the vegetable, you may look at me like I’m crazy for this one… Celery is uplifting and happy? It’s true!
Just like in citrus essential oils, limonene in Celery Seed will offer a soothing and balancing aroma for your nervous system. This goes beyond affecting your mood. It actually alters your physical chemistry to make you feel calmer and more in control! There is a beautiful balance between calming and energizing that limonene-containing oils provide and Celery Seed is no exception! Next time you want to mix up your diffuser blend, give Celery Seed a chance!
LIVER DETOX WITH CELERY SEED EO
The beta-selinene in Celery Seed essential oil contains an internal cleansing ability that can pack a punch for your liver. Your liver’s health is key to so many other systems in your body, particularly your hormones, so it is important to protect it as much as possible. As a powerful antioxidant, Celery Seed can help maintain healthy liver detox pathways to rid your body of the junk it accumulates on a daily basis.
Adding some Celery Seed to your next Detox Soak or liver support blend can help your body keep its balance and cleanse itself from the inside out.
CELERY SEED OIL AS BUG REPELLENT
If mosquitoes are chasing you, stand up to them with some Celery Seed essential oil! It is a powerful natural mosquito repellent, so use some Celery Seed oil topically before going outside to help keep the bugs away.
Try adding some to your next DIY Bug Off blend and keep loving the outdoors — without the itch.
THE BOTTOM LINE FOR CELERY ESSENTIAL OIL
Pretty much all of us are dealing with inflammation in our bodies for one reason or another. However your symptoms are manifesting themselves, it is important to deal with the root cause to find true healing. Celery Seed essential oil is a great one to add to your arsenal to combat inflammation and give your body the support it needs to heal itself!