CARROT SEED: (Seeds) Daucus
© Carrot seed oil has a slightly sweet, dry and earthy aroma and is very nourishing and toning for the skin. This must be one of the most underrated essential oils in aromatherapy.
It not only helps to relieve stress and exhaustion, but is a powerful detoxifier and liver booster, while stimulating and rejuvenating the skin in general, thereby adding elasticity to any skin. At the same time it fights any skin problems, such as psoriasis, eczema, weeping sores, ulcers, boils and carbuncles.
The formative action on the epidermal cells helps to keep wrinkles at bay and is also helpful when fighting liver spots (age spots).
Carrot seed oil has a detoxifying effect on the liver and helps to fight jaundice, while at the same time cleaning the digestive system and the body as a whole.
It is helpful for arthritis, gout, edema, rheumatism and the accumulation of toxins in muscles and joints and also strengthens the mucus membranes in the nose, throat and lungs, thus having a beneficial effect on problems such as bronchitis and influenza.
It relieves fluid retention and can be beneficial in cases of anorexia, while it revitalizes and tones the skin, helping in cases of dermatitis, eczema and rashes.
Carrot seed oil blends well with
It blends well with other oils including Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, as well as all citrus and spicy oils.
The therapeutic properties of carrot seed oil are antiseptic, carminative, cytophylactic, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge.
Therapeutic properties explained
Our Carrot Seed Essential Oil originates from India, the oil is extracted by steam distillation from the dried seeds, but the whole of the plant can yield an essential oil.
The main chemical constituents of carrot seed oil include a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, y-terpinene, limonene, b-bisabolene, geranyl acetate and carotol.
Although it is regarded to be a safe oil, it is best avoided during pregnancy.