Daucus carota is an annual or biennial herb with hairy leaves and umbels of white lacy flowers with purple centres. Carrot seed essential oil does not come from the typical tabletop carrots we are accustomed to. It is from the seed of Queen Anne’s Lace (wild carrot) and is a close cousin of orange Carrots we all know.
Traditional and Emotional uses reportedly include:-
Carrot Seed is used for skin care (revitalising and toning) and considered one of the best Essential Oils for Mature Skin. Carrot seed oil is reported to have a detoxifying effect on the liver. It is used for arthritis, gout, oedema, rheumatism and the accumulation of toxins in muscles and joints. The essential oil is used to flavour liqueurs and perfumes. Carrot seed oil, blended with cedarwood oil, is, considered by some but not this editor, a good imitation of orris root.
BLENDS WELL WITH
Frankincense, Lavender, Rosewood, Blue Cypress, Geranium
The name is derived from the Greek ‘Carotos’ and had great medicinal value in ancient times, especially for its carminative properties.
Some sources suggest it has possible photosensitivity issues and is a potential skin irritant on sensitive skin.