Uses and Benefits of Dill Essential Oil

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doTERRA Dill Oil

With an herbaceous flavor and a variety of health benefits, Dill essential oil is an ideal household oil.

In the kitchen, Dill’s sweet savor can be used in a variety of dishes to improve the taste of salads, potatoes, fish, curry, vegetables, and rice.

Dill oil can also be used internally to support digestion and overall gastrointestinal health while providing important antioxidants to the body. Dill’s powerful internal benefits can help purify the body’s systems.

When used aromatically, Dill emits a fresh, grassy scent that can help lessen stress and anxious feelings.

doTERRA Dill Essential Oil
With so many natural benefits, doTERRA Dill essential oil is a desired oil among health and cooking enthusiasts alike. You’ll find many uses for Dill throughout the house, at work, or on-the-go.

Top Uses and Benefits for Dill Essential Oil

  1. Support digestion and overall gastrointestinal health. Dill essential oil supports digestion by stimulating digestive juices in the stomach. Its distinct taste can also stimulate the salivary glands to further aid the digestion process.
  2. Provides important antioxidants. Antioxidants are essential for the body because they inhibit oxidization. For these antioxidant benefits, put Dill essential oil in a Veggie Capsule and ingest.
  3. Diffusing it in your home. Dill will fill any room with its light, refreshing scent and can be diffused singly or in a blend of essential oils. For an emotionally renewing diffuser blend, diffuse Dill oil with Bergamot and Lemon.
  4. Internal benefits. Dill oil can be taken internally to help purify the body’s systems. For quick results, dilute one drop of Dill essential oil into 4 fl. oz. of liquid, and drink.

    doTERRA Dill Oil on Plate

  5. Spice up your meals. Use Dill oil for cooking your next savory dish—you will love the pop of flavor it brings. Dill oil is known for its ability to enhance the flavor of various cuisines. Add Dill oil to your marinades, soups, and salads for a sweet, herbal kick that will enliven your taste buds.
  6. Restful night’s sleep. Drink a cup of Dill essential oil tea before going to bed. This tea is made simply by adding one to two drops of Dill oil to herbal tea before bedtime. The Dill oil, combined with the herbal tea, will provide the ideal concoction for a relaxing night of sleep.
  7. Canning. It's a wonderful way to extend the shelf-life of perishable items so that they can be enjoyed later. When canning vegetables, add Dill oil to the jar before sealing the lid. The Dill essential oil will help preserve the fresh garden vegetables.

Fun Fact

The word “dill” comes from the Norse word “dilla” meaning “to lull.” This has reference to dill’s soothing benefits.

Plant Description

The dill plant, Anethum graveolens, is an annual that is commonly grown in herb, vegetable, and flower gardens. The plant usually grows anywhere from three to five feet tall. The stems of the plant are stiff and hollow and covered with aromatic, blue-green leaves that are separated into thin, thread-like segments. The flowers of the plant are yellow and grow in flattened, compound umbels.1 doTERRA Dill essential oil is extracted from the seed of the plant.

Dill Oil Seed Plant

Chemistry of Dill Oil

The main chemical component of Dill essential oil is carvone. Carvone has a monoterpene backbone with a ketone functional group.

According to a study recently published by Brazilian neuroscientists, the type of carvone found in dill showed, in an experimental preclinical study, a statistically significant calming effect against a heightened state of excitement.

This finding suggests that Dill essential oil may support healthy nervous system function.

Oils that Blend Well with Dill Oil

Dill oil blends well with citrus oils for diffusion, such as:

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