Plant part: Seeds
Blends well with: Anise, bay, black pepper, clary sage, coriander, ginger, neroli, oakmoss, rose, tea tree, ylang ylang
Aroma: Herbaceous, dry, musky, slightly-sweet, and spicy
Color: Light Brown
Easy to find as a garnish on near any dish nowadays, Parsley has much more to offer than brightening up your plate. Believe it or not, this bright leafy green herb is a nutrient powerhouse, packed with vitamins A and C. Parsley essential oil also packs a punch as anti-arthritic, astringent, circulatory oil, with as many uses as there are varieties of Parsley – and there are many!
Parsley essential oil has an herbaceous and sweet aroma. It is known as one of the oldest herbs known to man, as we have found recorded history of its use in nearly every ancient culture. The leaves and stems can be used for a greenish-yellow dye, the roots were once candied like anise, and simply chewing a fresh sprig can help relieve halitosis.
Parsley is a perennial herb which grows about 2 feet high. The plant produces wide spaced leaves, bright greenish flowers, and small brown seeds. It is these seeds which are collected and steam distilled to extract the light brown essential oil, which has a thin consistency. Its scent mixes well with many other herbaceous essential oils, and can help supplement their benefit.
Uses of Parsley Essential Oil
Circulatory System: relieves arthritis and rheumatism, Reduces hemorrhoids.
Digestive system: eases colic, soothes dyspepsia/indigestion.
Skin: reduces the signs of cellulite.
Urinary tract: fights urinary tract infection
Therapeutic Properties: anti-microbial, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, depurative, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hypotensive, laxative, stomachic, uterine
Recipes With Parsley Essential Oil
- 20 drops of Parsley oil
- 10 drops of Grapefruit oil
- 10 drops of Peppermint oil
- 1 drops of Chamomile oil
- 20 drops of Copaiba oil
- 4 tablespoon of jojoba oil
- Shake to mix well. Apply enough of this mixture to cover the inflamed area, and massage into the skin.
- 3 drops of Parsley oil
- 3 drops of Fennel oil
- 3 drops of Cardamom oil
- 1 drop of Chamomile oil
- ½ teaspoon of a carrier oil
- Apply the mix and massage on the stomach area for 5 minutes.
- 1 drop of Parsley oil
- 1 drop Tea Tree oil
- ½ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- Apply to a cotton ball, use as a toner on your skin face.
Hair Loss Prevention:
- 2 drops of Parsley oil
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- Apply on scalp and massage, leave it overnight and wash it off in the morning with a gentle shampoo.