Carrot Seed Essential Oil Properties (Daucus carota)
A woody-earthy, slightly spicy, strong, fruity, warm, herbaceous and musky aroma.
- 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
- Therapeutic Quality
- Steam Distilled from Seeds
- Country of Origin: India
Carrot Seed Essential Oil Packaged
Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.
Background Information on Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Carrots are native to the Mediterranean, Egypt, India and Afghanistan. The plants grow to a height of one foot with white flower heads. The ancient Roman and Greeks used carrots for medicinal properties. The Greeks valued carrots as a tonic for the stomach. During the sixteenth century, carrots were first recognized as an important food.
The name Carrot Seed is derived from the Greek word “Caroton”. Carrot Seed Oil is extracted from the dried seeds of wild carrot through steam distillation. It is also known as “Queen Anne’s Lace”. Wild carrot is commonly found in Europe. Wild carrots are an annual or biennial herb with hairy leaves, having white lacy flowers and a purple center.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil Uses & Benefits
In aromatherapy, documented properties include anthelmintic, antilithic, antioxidant, antipruritic, astringent, carminative, diruetic, hepatic, laxative, parasiticide, rejuvenator (skin cells), stimulant (uterine), tonic, vasodilator, vermifuge, vulnerary.*
Reported therapeutic properties of carrot seed include promotion of cellular regeneration, skin nourishment, and a reduction in appearances of acne and wrinkles. This oil helps strengthen and maintain hair and nails.*
Carrot contains high level of carotene, which when absorbed into the body turns into vitamin A. Vitamin A promotes healthy skin. It acts as a moisturizer which softens the skin tissues and restore moisture that is lost. This oil may help encourage healing of skin sores, rashes and other similar skin infections as it forms a protective film that helps to maintain balance in the skin and prevents further skin infections.* Carrot also acts as a natural tanning enhancer.*
Carrot seed essential oil has been reported to be helpful in uplifting moods, reducing anxiety and mood swings. This oil can easily strengthen the spirit by easing the feelings of delicateness and vulnerability by creating a space in the spirit that allows and encourages a sense of inner peace and security. Carrot seed benefits the mind by easing insomnia as it helps sooth chronic emotional stress which then enables deep relaxation. It possesses a dry, soothing and earthy scent which helps relieve stress and exhaustion.*
Carrot seed oil may help aid gout, ulcers, flatulence, eczema, psoriasis, and as a diuretic.*
Carrot seed oil can be helpful to ease digestive issues and works well with the body soothing colic, digestive cramps, and IBS. *It can be used as a natural remedy to help promote liver function.*
Carrot seed essential oil acts as a stimulant on both metabolic and circulation functions. It also helps in stimulating brain functions to feel active and alert.*
See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil Uses & Benefits / Suggestions & Blends
Uses of carrot seed essential oil typically include massage oils and lotions. It blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, fennel, geranium, ginger, lavender, lemon, lime, tea tree, orange, neroli, patchouli, tangerine.
Dilute with carrier oil for direct skin contact.
- To ease insomnia vaporize, 3 drops of carrot, and 3 drops of lavender in your room before you sleep
- To ease digestive pain and discomfort use 4 drops of carrot seed, 2 drops of fennel, and 4 drops of grapefruit
- To relieve water retention and PMS use 4 drops of carrot seed, 4 drops of lemon, and 2 drops of geranium
- As a skin moisturizer, mix 4 drops of carrot seed oil with a carrier oil and rub evenly on your body
- For hair growth, apply 3 drops on your palms and rub in scalp, make sure to touch the roots of your hair
Carrot Seed Essential Oil Safety Tips
- No known hazards.
- It is recommended that you do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Dilute with carrier oil for direct skin contact.
- For external use only. See our Safety Information page for further details when using essential oils.