Latin name: Daucus carota
Aroma Description: Woody-earthy, slightly spicy, strong herbaceous musky scent
- Renowned for its ability to rejuvenate, soften and smooth skin. Dilute with a carrier oil and add to your regular skincare routine.
- Can also help support a healthy digestive system. Add a few drops to Evening Primrose Carrier Oil and massage onto your abdomen in a clockwise manner.
- Diffuse to relieve worry and promote relaxation.
No! Carrot Seed is NOT KidSafe.
Dilute in your favorite carrier oil at 1% for facial applications or 3% for body application.
Add a few drops to your diffuser or personal inhaler to promote relaxation and support a healthy respiratory system.
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So why use carrot seed?
Whether you bake them, mash them, or enjoy them raw, carrots are arguably one of the most popular root vegetables! Introduced to Europe and Asia about 600 years ago , these nutritious veggies continue to be a staple in diets around the world.
The seeds of wild carrots (Daucus carota) are dried, crushed, and steam distilled to produce an essential oil that is packed with therapeutic benefits. However, it is important to note that these benefits are not the same that comes from the root of the carrot.
This root, the part of the plant we associate with carrots, can be cold-pressed and made into a carrier oil chock-full of vitamins A and E . On the other hand, Carrot Seed Essential Oil lacks these vitamins but is rich in certain bioflavonoids, such as the carotene sesquiterpenes carotol, which is known to be a powerful antioxidant . Let’s take a look at some of the amazing benefits this nourishing essential oil can offer!
Get healthy, radiant skin!
This is where Carrot Seed really shines—skin care. It is known to contract and tone muscle tissue, add elasticity, diminish the appearance of age spots and fine lines, and balance the skin’s sebum . Carrot Seed makes an excellent addition to any blend designed to combat symptoms of eczema and psoriasis since it is wonderfully nourishing to even the dryest areas of skin. Use it to rejuvenate the look of dull skin, help improve elasticity, and deeply moisturize.
We recommend a dilution of 1% on the face and up to 3% for other areas of the body. Enjoy this Youth Face Serum to help smooth and soften your skin. Or, to help speed up the healing process of a nasty sunburn, use 1 drop of Carrot Seed alongside 5 drops of Lavender in a couple of teaspoons of Aloe Vera Jelly or carrier oil.
Enjoy strong and nourished hair.
Carrot Seed’s moisturizing properties aren’t just marvelous for your skin—your hair gets some great benefits, too! Add a drop to your current hair moisturizing products or create a nourishing hair serum with Carrot Seed and your favorite carrier oil. The high amount of antioxidants found in this EO are thought to help protect hair from environmental damage so it stays healthy and silky soft.
Put your pain on pause!
Sore muscles and joints happen to all of us. Maybe you overdid it at the gym. Or maybe you’re suffering from the normal wear-and-tear of living life. Either way, adding Carrot Seed to your arsenal of wellness products can help with the discomfort. Particularly useful in addressing some of the uncomfortable symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism [1,4], simply dilute Carrot Seed up to 3% in a carrier oil or lotion and massage onto the areas of concern.
Have a happy belly.
Traditionally, Carrot Seed was a popular choice for combating uncomfortable digestive issues. It possesses carminative properties, which assist a tummy distressed from cramps and gas. By acting as a tonic for the digestive system and soothing the intestines, gas can be expelled easier. This helps reduce discomfort in that area so you can go on about your day without stomach troubles on your mind. We recommend that Carrot Seed Oil be diluted in a carrier oil and gently applied to the abdomen in a clockwise manner. Try blending with Sweet Fennel and Pink Grapefruit for more digestion aid!
But what’s that smell?
Carrot Seed has some amazing benefits for our bodies, that’s for sure. But its unique, persistent aroma is often at the forefront of everyone’s mind before they make the purchase. So what exactly does Carrot Seed EO smell like? It’s a bit spicy, very earthy, and has a strong herbaceous musky-type scent with a slight touch of sweetness. While it may not popularly stand on its own from an aromatic perspective, it blends well with a wide range of other essential oils. Just keep in mind that you only need a very small amount to make an impact.
Try mixing Carrot Seed with Rose Absolute, Patchouli, Frankincense Frereana, Cypress, or Lemon. When using topically, you may enjoy Tamanu Carrier Oil as the base. Its rich nutty scent helps to mask the essential oil’s aroma if you find that it is not to your liking.
A few more things to know about Carrot Seed Essential Oil…
 Purchon, N., & Cantele, L. (2014). The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition. (Novato, CA: New World Library. Pg. 43.
 Keller, E. (1999). Aromatherapy Handbook for Beauty, Hair, and Skin Care. Inner Traditions/Bear & Co. Pg. 26.
 Kumarasamy, Y., Nahar, L., Byres, M., Delazar, A., & Sarker, S. (2005). The assessment of biological activities associated with the major constituents of the methanol extract of ‘wild carrot’ (Daucus carota) seeds. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16093236
 Worwood, V. (2016). The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition. Novato, CA: New World Library. Pgs. 575-576.