Carrot Seed Essential Oil


Carrot seed oil is extracted from Daucus carota of the Apiaceae family and is also known as wild carrot and Queen Anne’s lace.

This is an essential oil extracted from the seeds and do not confuse it with the cheaper macerated “carrot oil” made when people infuse the carrot material in a base oil. This must be one of the most underrated essential oils in aromatherapy. It has a soft earthy smell and not only helps to relieve stress and exhaustion, but is a powerful detoxifier and liver booster, while stimulating and rejuvenating the skin in general, thereby adding elasticity to any skin. At the same time it fights any skin problems, such as psoriasis, eczema, weeping sores, ulcers, boils and carbuncles. The formative action on the epidermal cells help to keep wrinkles at bay and is also helpful when fighting liver spots (age spots).

Oil properties

Carrot seed oil has a slightly sweet, dry and earthy aroma.

Origin of Carrot Seed oil

Carrot seed oil is mainly obtained from wild carrots, usually found in Europe. It is an annual or biennial herb with hairy leaves and umbels of white lacy flowers with purple centers.

The name is derived from the Greek ‘Carotos’ and it had great medicinal value in ancient times, especially for its carminative properties. In modern application, it is used for cancer patients, especially those with stomach and throat problems.

Since carrot seed oil contains carotene and vitamin A, it is also very good for healthy skin, hair, gums and teeth and is also associated with good eyesight.


The oil is extracted by steam distillation from the dried seeds, but the whole of the plant can yield an essential oil.

Chemical composition

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.


Although it is regarded to be a safe oil, it is best avoided during pregnancy.

Therapeutic Properties

The therapeutic properties of carrot seed oil are antiseptic, carminative, cytophylactic, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge.


Carrot seed oil has a detoxifying effect on the liver and helps to fight jaundice, while at the same time cleaning the digestive system and the body as a whole.

It is helpful for arthritis, gout, edema, rheumatism and the accumulation of toxins in muscles and joints and also strengthens the mucus membranes in the nose, throat and lungs, thus having a beneficial effect on problems such as bronchitis and influenza.

It relieves fluid retention and can be beneficial in cases of anorexia, while it revitalizes and tones the skin, helping in cases of dermatitis, eczema and rashes.


Carrot seed oil’s greatest benefit lies in its purifying effect on the liver and the digestive system. It is also a great help in the treatment of muscular aches and pains, skin problems and respiratory ailments.

  • Burners and vaporizers
    • Carrot seed oil can be used in vapor therapy for relieving stress, boosting the liver, the digestive and respiratory systems, as well as for muscle pains. It does not have an over-powering smell, but this earthy smell will help to “ground” a person while fighting stress and exhaustion.
  • Creams and lotions
    • It has a nearly magical rejuvenating effect on the skin, to not only soften and smooth the skin, but to assist with cell growth and skin rejuvenation.
  • Blended massage oil or in the bath
    • As a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, carrot seed oil can assist with muscle pains and in boosting the respiratory tract, while detoxifying the body and boosting the manufacture of red blood cells.

More information about Carrot Seed

Skin Care ~ strongest & best revitalising oil ~ stimulates & rejuvenates ~ helps diminish wrinkles, fine lines, aged, sagging skin & scars ~ replenish dry & mature skin ~ tones & improves the complexion ~ excellent for fighting liver spots, dull, lifeless & tired skin, adds elasticity ~ excellent for oily skin conditions

Hair Care ~ helps with balding & hair from turning white

Digestive System ~ helps to expel gases & relieves constipation, diarrhea & colic

Immune System ~ helps heal infections, open wounds, sores, skin irritations, rashes, sunburn, eczema, dermatitis, itchy skin, psoriasis, ulcers, rashes, carbuncles & other skin conditions ~ helps treat mumps & measles ~ powerful detoxifier & liver booster

Musculoskeletal System ~ protects joints from stiffening & muscular aches & pain & weakening ~ helps eliminate toxins from the blood, tissues, muscles & joints ~ helps oedema, arthritis, gout & rheumatism

Nervous System ~ helps relieve stress, anxiety & exhaustion, creates a refreshing feeling ~ stimulates brain function & nerves ~ making you more alert & active ~ eases insomnia by soothing chronic emotional stress ~ enabling deep relaxation

Reproductive System ~ process of menstruation is improved, making it less painful & more regular ~ relieves symptoms of PMS

Respiratory System ~ .helps viral infections benefiting in the treatment of bronchitis, flu, coughs & colds

Emotional ~ Spiritual ~ strengthens the spirit by easing feelings of delicateness ~ encourages a sense of inner peace & security ~ grounding, cleansing, nurturing, replenishing & balancing ~ releases negative energies ~ helps in gaining perspective & provides spiritual vision

Blends well with ~ Benzoin, Bergamot, Cade, Cananga, Cardamon, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Grapefruit Pink, Jasmine, Juniperberry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle, Lime, Nutmeg, Orange, Patchouli, Peru Balsam, Rose, Rose Geranium, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang

Safety ~ non-toxic, non-irritant & non-sensitising ~ best avoided during pregnancy.

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