BOTANICAL NAME: daucus carota
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: acne, skin rejuvenation, liver cleansing, digestive system, respiratory, antiseptic, carminative, cytophylactic, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge.
MAGICAL USES: grounding, fertility.
Carrot Seed Oil Information:
Daucus carota, whose common name include wild carrot, bird's nest, bishop's lace, and Queen Anne's lace (North America), is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to temperate regions of Europe, southwest Asia and naturalized to North America and Australia. Domesticated carrots are cultivars of a subspecies, Daucus carota subsp. sativus. (Wikipedia) 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.