What Is Parsley Oil?
Parsley oil is extracted from Petroselinum crispum, a hardy and fragrant biennial herb from the Apiaceae family. Parsley is native to the Mediterranean region, but is now grown in gardens worldwide as a versatile culinary herb. Its name is derived from the Greek word "petros," which means "stone," as this plant often grows in rocky terrains.
Parsley reaches only one to two feet in height before flowering, and thrives best in areas with partial shade. There are two common types of parsley: Italian parsley, also known as flat-leaf parsley and popular in Mediterranean countries, and curly leaf parsley. Between the two, Italian parsley is said to have a more intense flavor, making it a more popular choice for cooking.
In culinary applications, freshly picked parsley is preferred. Simply wash the leaves and stems, chop into small pieces, and then sprinkle over the dish before serving.
Parsley oil, on the other hand, it is extracted from the seeds, roots, and leaves of the plant. The seeds actually contain more essential oils, although the entire plant can be actually used for making the oil. Parsley oil is either colorless or a very pale yellow color, and has a more bitter scent compared to the fresh plant.
Uses of Parsley Oil
In industrial applications, parsley oil is used as an ingredient for soaps, cosmetics, detergents, colognes, and perfumes, especially men’s fragrances. It also has aromatherapeutic uses and has been used to treat various illnesses, including jaundice and malaria. This oil also has antibacterial and antifungal properties that can help treat pimples, acne, and skin infections, as well as disinfect pores.
However, DO NOT use undiluted parsley oil topically (especially concentrated formulations) because it can burn your skin. Instead, you can
· Dilute parsley oil in a carrier oil like olive or almond oil, and then apply it to the face. Leave it for at least 30 minutes before rinsing.
· Mix a drop of parsley oil with tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar and use as a toner to help keep your skin blemish-free.
Diluted parsley oil can also be massaged onto the scalp to help prevent hair loss.
Package : 30 ml dropper bottle
Carton : 6 packs