September 15, 2014

{spotlight} black cumin seed essential oil

black cumin seed oil

Ever since discovering facial oils I’ve been a devout follower, researching and testing out as many of them as I could get my hands on, and while there have been many highlights along the way there are two that have absolutely floored me and sparked my creative imagination: black cumin seed oil and  helichrysum italicum (that spotlight is coming soon!).

So why am I fangirling over black cumin seed oil?

  1. Used for more than 3,000 years in Europe and Asia, the Prophet Muhammad touted it as “a remedy for every illness except death”, and King Tut was buried with a bottle of it, suggesting they believed it was needed in the afterlife.
  2. It’s an effective cure for allergies, eczema, acne (I can attest!) and psoriasis.
  3. It’s been said to increase the number of cells in the immune system, strengthening the body’s ability to defend itself against harmful invaders.
  4. It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant and adaptogenic properties. It’s also a bronchodilator, which lends itself to the treatment of asthma.
  5. It has a relaxing effect on the central nervous system

That’s why.

Black cumin oil is probably the single most important oil you can put in your system. Every time you take black cumin you are stimulating your immune system to fight on your behalf and increase natural killer cells.Dr. Gary Null, Progressive Radio Network

I’m currently testing out Camp’s dream catcher youth serum, which contains Egyptian Black Cumin, and lawdy let me tell you it’s a damn fine blend. My skin constantly feels like it’s being wined and dined.  But more on that soon -my review will be posted this Friday so be sure to check back!

  • elegantlyeco

    Pure + Simple also has a serum that contains black cumin seed. I tried it out & its pretty good. Now I gotta check out the Camp one. 🙂

    • Ah nice! I’ll have to check that one out 🙂

  • sarah

    That CAMP serum looks great–I love their packaging, too!

    One thing I would caution folks re: taking cumin seed oil internally as Gary Null suggests: if you have an autoimmune condition, check with your practitioner before experimenting too much with immune-boosting supplements. You don’t want to put your condition into overdrive by mistake!

    • Ah awesome point Sarah, thanks for sharing that tidbit! 🙂

  • Nic Gustafsson

    Oooh, will definitely be checking in on that reivew! I’ve yet to try anything with black cumin but you’ve certainly got my interest piqued with your post =) I look forward to your review on it as like you I am a devout face oil worshipper! x

    • It’s one of those hidden jewels that I wish more lines would incorporate into their blends; the aroma is very distinct and some people may not like it, but I’m totally addicted to it now. Thanks for saying hello Nic! xx

      • Nic Gustafsson

        I wish I could say hello more often! Feels like I know no other life outside of my studies at the moment so I have super short periods of catching up on my fav blogs- so don’t be surprised if I comment on a post you put up ages ago! 😉 xx

        • Ahh I’m so humbled to be included in that group then! I know what it’s like to be short on time so thank you for taking the time to read my articles! xo

  • I’ve been hearing about CAMP often recently! If you say it’s amazing, I know it will be. 😉

    • I’m testing out two products of theirs right now and am so impressed! If you get the chance to take it for a spin I highly recommend you do 🙂 Hope you’re having a great day Megan! xx