About Angelica Seed Essential Oil
We find our Angelica seed essential oil to have a delightfully fresh, spicy, green aroma that has more top note impact than angelica root essential oil. The aromatherapy actions of angelica seed essential oil are said to be similar to those of angelica root essential oil and the energy of both is often described as Warm and Dry. That said, angelica root essential oil seems to be generally more grounding while the seed oil is somewhat more uplifting.
One advantage that angelica seed essential oil has over the essential oil of angelica root is that the seed oil is NOT phototoxic and the root oil is. For this reason, this seed oil is a better choice if you plan to be in sunlight or under tanning lamps after applying it to your skin. For the same reason, it’s also a better choice if you’ll be using it in perfumes, bath oils or salts, or massage oils to give as gifts or to sell to others.
Most of the literature and history concerning the properties of the herb angelica has been based on angelica root and not angelica seed. Historically, angelica was one of the most revered herbs of the Middle Ages and was believed to provide spiritual and physical purification and protection. Knowledge of its uses was believed at one time to have been a gift of the archangels, Gabriel and Raphael, hence its botanical name, which means “angelic archangels”.
Aromatically, this angelica oil is said to blend well with citrus oils, conifer and fir oils, clary sage oil, frankincense oil, patchouli oil, and vetiver oil. Both angelica root and seed essential oils can be challenging oils to blend in fragrances but we find that small amounts of angelica seed can add interesting nuances to blends based on the oils just mentioned.
In addition to this Angelica seed oil, we also offer Angelica Root Essential Oil.
For more information about the angelica plant, check out Angelica on Wiki.
Follow general safety guidelines for use of essential oils (see link below). Angelica seed essential oil is generally considered non-toxic and non-irritant IN SMALL AMOUNTS; use sparingly. Some aromatherapists have cautioned against the use of this oil during pregnancy and in cases of diabetes. Although we do not advise internal use of ANY essential oils except under properly qualified medical supervision, some experts have specifically cautioned against the internal use of this oil.
IMPORTANT: All information here is provided for educational interest only and not as product claims. Since your experiences with a given essential oil may differ from anyone else’s, claims made by aromatherapists for an essential oil should not be relied upon as being reliable for your situation. We recommend using essential oils simply for the enjoyment of their aromas. No information here is intended to be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any physical or mental illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician. Historical or folk information about uses is based on historical records not backed by clinical research and may not be accurate. Please pay attention to the safety information provided below. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age.
All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children.
Essential Oil Safety Considerations