BOTANICAL NAME: daucus carota
ORIGIN: Europe, India
PARTS USED: seed, whole plant
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
FRAGRANCE: slightly sweet, dry and earthy
BLENDS WELL WITH: Bergamot, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Avocado, Cedarwood, Geranium
AROMATIC & PHYSICAL USES: liver cleansing, digestive system, skin rejuvenation, respiratory, antiseptic, carminative, cytophylactic, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge.
MAGICAL USES: grounding, fertility
Carrot Seed Oil Information:
Carrot Seed essential oil is extracted by steam distillation, primarily from the dried seeds and secondarily from the dried plant itself. Wild Carrot is common in Europe and is also known by another name there, “Queen Anne’s Lace”. 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. Carrot Seed oil is rich in Carotene and Vitamin-A, both of which are great for the eyes and are effective antioxidants.
Anticarcinogenic: inhibits or prevents the activity of a carcinogen (most known as cancer) or the development of carcinoma.
Antioxidant: Any substance that acts to slow or prevent the oxidation of another chemical.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Carminative: relieves discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
Detoxifier: a substance that can remove foreign and harmful agents from other substances.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Disinfectant: a substance that kills germs and/or viruses.
Emmenagogue: stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Vermifuge: something that acts as a drug to cause expulsion or death of intestinal worms.
Safety Warning: Avoid use if pregnant. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.