Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Daucus Carota
Composition of Oil: Carotol, a-Pinene, Dauca-4,8-diene, B-Caryophyllene, (E)-Dauc-8-en-4B-ol
Plant Part: Seeds
Scent: Earthy, Woody, and Warm
Color: Golden Yellow
Consistency: Thin - Medium
Perfumery Note: Middle
Initial Aroma Strength: Medium - Strong
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Historical Background of Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Carrot Seed essential oil comes from the seeds of carrot plants, aka “Daucus carota,” botanically. You might be thinking that the oil is the product of the seeds of commonly used carrots, but that’s not the case. The oil-producing seeds belong to a wild species of carrot. Ancient Greece was first to introduce and produce this carrot type and its oil, and now, France, India, Egypt, and Netherlands are also taking part in the oil’s production.
We take fresh seeds of Daucus Carota and pass them through a steam-distillation process to obtain Carrot Seed essential oil. The oil has a woody, earthy, sweet, and fresh aroma, and its color is a beautiful yellowish golden.
Ancient Uses of Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Ancient Greek literature suggests that people of that time often used to mix the Carrot Seed essential oil in the traditional herbal skincare and beauty products. The result was a potent blend that helped them keep wrinkles away, removing dark and aging spots, and enhancing skin glow. Moreover, when there were no toothpaste, mouthwashes, and hair shampoos, it was only Carrot Seed essential oil that resolved all tooth, gums, and hair-related issues.
Modern Uses of Carrot Seed Essential Oil
From the last two decades, the use of Carrot Seed essential oil has been rapidly increasing. The reason is none other than the scientifically proven holistic and rejuvenating benefits of the oil. Many people opine that consuming and diffusing Carrot Seed essential oil proved a blessing to their digestive system and liver. The chemical constituents of the oil altogether make it a potent pain and stress reliever and ultimate skin toner. Let’s take a look at a couple of the oil’s chemical components and their functions.
- Vitamin-A – Vitamin-A is best known for improving eye vision. The abundance of Vitamin-A in Carrot Seed essential oil makes it a useful ingredient in vision-enhancing capsules and tablets.
- Carotol – Almost 60% of the oil’s composition consists of Carotol, a magical component responsible for reducing acne, wrinkles, and dark spots and promoting shiny and glowing skin.
- a-Pinene - a-Pinene helps promote cognitive abilities and helps reduce physical and mental stress and anxiety levels.
Best Blending Partners
When mixed with other essential oils, Carrot Seed essential oil adds wonders to your overall health. These oils include Cinnamon, Cedarwood, Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Geranium, Ginger, Clove Bud, and Mandarin.
Disclaimer: These statements (and all statements herein) have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Essential Oils sold by VINEVIDA are to be used for cosmetic purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure, or prevent a disease or ailment. Research citations are added merely to support the claims to a certain extent. VINEVIDA makes no representation to the comprehensiveness or accuracy of the published information. Read our DISCLAIMER for further details.
Caution: Beware of excessive use as it may lead to nausea and headaches. For topical use, always dilute the oil with a carrier oil. We do not suggest the internal use of any essential oils. Keep it out of children’s reach. It is not recommended for a pregnant woman without a proper prescription by a specialist.