Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Stupendous skin saver - good for wrinkles, eczema and troubled skin

Carrot seed essential oil actually comes, not from carrots, but from a plant called Queen Anne's Lace or wild carrot (which is a weed in my part of the world.)

Carrot seed oil is an essential oil extracted from the seeds of the Queen Anne's Lace and is not to be confused with carrot carrier oil, which is made by infusing a base oil such as canola with macerated (chopped up) wild carrot.

If you're not sure even after reading labels and product descriptions, the price should tip you off. If it's inexpensive, it's likely to be the carrier oil; the essential oil is generally fairly expensive.

Carrot seed essential oil is best known for its amazing effects on the skin. It rejuvenates skin cells, increasing elasticity and reducing wrinkles and liver spots. It also fights skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, sores and boils.

Carrot seed oil's other claim to fame is its detoxifying effect on the liver. It's often used as a kidney and liver cleanser, especially for jaundice and hepatitis.

It's also good for arthritis because a buildup of toxins contributes to inflammation, which is a primary factor in arthritis.

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Daucus carota

Queen Anne's Lace grows 2 to 3 feet tall, with bright green feathery leaves and white flower heads made up of tiny blossoms.

Carrot seed essential oil is steam-distilled from the seeds.

Soft, earthy, mildly sweet, woody, herbaceous scent.

Therapeutic Action

Grounding and energizing; reduces stress, exhaustion and fatigue

Rejuvenates and restores skin; good for all skin problems, including wrinkles, age spots, devitalized skin, eczema, psoriasis, rashes

Cleanses and supports the liver and kidneys; supports whole body detoxification

Digestive tonic; settles the digestive system, reduces gas

Relieves pain by detoxifying the body, which reduces inflammation in muscles and joints

Strengthens mucus membranes; good for flu and bronchitis

Relieves fluid retention



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Carrot seed oil's medium-strength middle note blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, clove, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, helichrysum, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, nutmeg, orange, petitgrain and sandalwood.


Generally regarded as safe.

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