Botanical Name: Daucus carota
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Seed
Aroma: Dry, slightly sweet, earthy
Country of Origin: India, France, and Hungary
Use: The roots have an affinity with the liver and gallbladder, and the seeds with the kidneys and digestive system.
Properties: Anthelminthic, antiseptic, carminative, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, stimulant, tonic
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, cinnamon, citrus oils, geranium, spice oils
Safety Data: Generally considered safe
Carrot seed oil is extracted from Daucus carota of the Apiaceae family and is also known as ‘Wild Carrot’ and ‘Queen Anne’s lace’. This is the essential oil extracted from the seeds and should not be confused with a macerated oil made when people infuse the carrot material in a base oil.
Carrot seed oil highly valued for skin care. It is used in skin creams to nourish, tighten, revitalize, and rejuvenate skin. It visibly improves skin tone, elasticity, and general skin health. It is claimed to slow the progression of visible wrinkles. Carrot Seed Oil is calming and appropriate for irritated skin. It is a good, essential oil for anyone who spends time outdoors. Carrot seed oil has high activity antioxidant properties.
This must could be one of the most underrated essential oils in aromatherapy . It has a soft earthy smell and not only helps to relieve stress and exhaustion, but is a powerful detoxifier and liver booster while stimulating and rejuvenating the skin in general. At the same time it fights any skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema and weeping sores. The formative action on the epidermal cells helps to keep wrinkles at bay and is also helpful when fighting liver spots (age spots).