Poppyseed oil (also poppy seed oil, poppy oil, and oleum papaveris seminis) is an edible oil from poppy seeds. Poppy seed oil is a very popular, all purpose carrier oil. The oil has culinary and pharmaceutical uses, as well as long established uses in the making of paints, varnishes, and soaps. It is used by aromatherapists, and massage therapists. Absorbs into skin at average speed, slight oil feeling left on skin. Poppyseed oil had long been used as a carrier for embolizing agents to treat tumors.