Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Botanical binomial: Daucus carota
Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Other names: Wild Carrot
Country of Origin: India
Part of plant used in production: Seed
Methods of production: Steam Distillation
Description: Wild carrot is an annual herbaceous plant with branched stems, hairy leaves and umbels of tiny white flowers. It's root is also white but inedible. The plant is native to Europe, Asia and North Africa but has been naturalized in North America.
Characteristics: Carrot oil is amber-yellow in colour. It has a aroma described as warm, dry, and earthy, with a light fruity-floral note.
Properties: Antiseptic, carminative, diuretic, hypo-renal depurative, hepatic, stimulant, tonic, vasodilatory and smooth muscle relaxant.
Constituents: Pinene, carotol, daucol, limonene, bisabolene, elemene, geraniol, geranyl acetate, caryophyllene.
Uses: Carrot oil is a popular ingredient in many soaps, detergents, perfumes and massage oils. Wild carrot oil is thought to cure a broken heart by acting on the throat and crown chakras.
Safety: Avoid use during pregnancy. For external use only. Should be diluted prior to skin application. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use.