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Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is primarily used for its therapeutic applications within skin care. It is especially heralded and prized for its ability to nurture mature and damaged skin.

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is generally not appreciated for its aroma. Some consider it a little unpleasant, especially when evaluating the aroma at full strength. However, its aroma is mild when blended with other essential oils and nourishing carrier oils.

Botanical Name

Daucus carota

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Seeds

Color

Golden Yellow

Consistency

Thin - Medium

Perfumery Note

Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium - Strong

Aromatic Description

Earthy, woody, warm. It is considered harsh/unpleasant by some.

Carrot Seed Essential Oil Uses

Eczema, gout, mature skin, toxin build-up, water retention. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 57-60.]

Major Constituents

Carotol
a-Pinene
Dauca-4,8-diene
B-Caryophyllene
(E)-Dauc-8-en-4B-ol
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of constituents.
[V. Mazzoni, F. Tomi, J. Casanova, A Daucene-type Sesquiterpene from Daucus carota Seed oil. (Flavour Fragrance Journal 14, 1999), 268-272. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 233.]

Safety Information

Tisserand and Young indicate that Carrot Seed Oil is contraindicated in pregnancy and breastfeeding and that it may interfere with gestation. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 233.]

Shelf Life

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General Safety Information

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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