Carrot seed oil is derived from the Daucus carota plant of the Apiaceae family, also known as “wild carrot” and “Queen Anne’s lace”. This is oil extracted from seeds and has nothing to do with the cheaper carrot oil that comes from blending carrot extract with butter blender.
This is one of the most underestimated oils in aromatherapy. Its light odor helps to relieve stress and exhaustion and is a powerful detoxifier for the liver. Stimulates rejuvenation of the skin, improving its elasticity. It acts positively in skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, ulcers, boils and anthrax.
Carrot seed oil has a slightly sweet, dry and ground-flavored aroma.
The oil is extracted by steam distillation from dried seeds, but oil is extracted from the whole plant.
The main chemical components of carrot oil are pinhen, camphen, b-pinene, salen, mircen, g-terpinene, lemon, b-bisabolen, geranyl acetate and carotol.
Although it is considered a relatively safe oil, it is best to avoid its use by pregnant women.
Therapeutic properties of carrot seed oil are antiseptic, carnivorous, cytophylactic, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, stimulant, tonic and anthelmintic.
Carrot seed oil has a detoxifying effect on the liver and helps the body fight off a disease such as jaundice while purifying the digestive system and the body as a whole.
Oil helps with arthritis, gout, swelling, rheumatism and accumulation of toxins in the muscles and joints. Strengthens mucous membranes in the nose, throat, and lungs, thus acting beneficially in diseases such as influenza and bronchitis.
The oil relieves fluid retention and can be useful against cases of anorexia. Revitalizes and tones the skin and helps in cases of dermatitis, eczema and rashes.
- Inhalers and vaporizers: Oil vapor relieves stress, cleanses the liver, digestive system, and respiratory system. The earthy aroma of this oil will help you relax and shake off the stress of everyday life.
- Uses in creams and lotions: This oil added in face creams has a magical rejuvenating effect on the skin, softening it, smoothing it and supporting cell growth.
- Use in massage oil or bath: Mixing with massage oil or dilution in the tub helps with muscle pain and airway cleaning. It detoxifies the body and increases the production of red blood cells.