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Carrot Seed Hydrosol

Carrot Seed Hydrosol

Carrot Seed Hydrosol is most widely used in skin care. It helps to soothe a wide range of minor skin issues.

Look to the citations from hydrosol experts Suzanne Catty and Shirley Price in the Uses and Applications section below for information on the potential benefits of Carrot Seed Hydrosol.

Carrot Seed Hydrosol is a bit brighter and sharper in aroma than that of Carrot Seed Essential Oil. If you aren't particularly fond of the aroma of Carrot Seed Hydrosol, consider blending it with another skin-soothing hydrosol that you do find to be pleasing in aroma. Lavender and Roman Chamomile Hydrosols are both lovely choices for consideration.

Botanical Name

Daucus carota

Aromatic Strength

Medium (Some may find it strong)

Shelf Life

Up to 2 years if stored properly (refrigeration is recommended).

Reported Properties, Uses and Applications

Topically, Suzanne Catty states that Carrot Seed Hydrosol is helpful for rashes, inflammation and skin irritation, eczema and psoriasis. She states it helps promote healthy new skin cells and that it's great after skin treatments and for razor burn. [Suzanne Catty, Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2001), 90.]

Len and Shirley Price report that the Carrot Seed Hydrosol that they analyzed consists of approximately 28-49% alcohols and 12-36% esters (these ranges do not include the water present in the hydrosol) and possesses the following properties: "anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiviral, balancing the the nerves, bactericidal, calming, cicatrizant, decongestant, stimulating and uplifting." [Len Price and Shirley Price, Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals (London: Churchill Livingstone, 2004), 108.]

Jeanne Rose adds that the hydrosol made from carrot tops (not the seeds) is "anti-inflammatory, soothes irritated, itchy, dry skin". [Jeanne Rose, 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols (Berkeley, CA: Frog, Ltd, 1999), 172.]

Safety Information

Read AromaWeb's Hydrosol Safety Guidelines.

Helpful Sources of Information About Carrot Seed Hydrosol

Book Cover for Hydrosols

Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy
Author: Suzanne Catty

Book Cover for Understanding Hydrolats

Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy
Authors: Len Price and Shirley Price

Book Cover for 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols

375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols
Author: Jeanne Rose

Book Cover for Hydrosols, Hydrolats & Aromatic Waters

Essential Waters: Hydrosols, Hydrolats & Aromatic Waters
Author: Marge Clark

The hydrosol information and safety precautions provided within this area are intended for educational purposes only. The data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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