Latin Name: Daucus carota
Common Name: Carrot Seed (aka Queen Anne’s Lace)
Botanical Name: Daucus carota
Botany: The essential oil is obtained mainly from the wild carrot. Stalks and leaves of both varieties are similar though the wild type has a slightly rougher texture and the root is not edible. White flowers with purple centers adorn the stalks.
History: The carrot was of great medicinal value in the ancient world and the name stems from the Greek “Carotos.” Recognized for its carminative and hepatic properties, it has grown in popularity since the 16th century. These days it is apparently used on cancer patients, especially those with stomach and throat problems. The carrot has long been associated with good eyesight as well as shortening the duration of illness.
Plant Part: Seed
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation Method: Ethically farmed
Fragrance: Earthy, sweet, herbaceous, woodsy, spicy
Color of Oil: Golden yellow
Keyword: Purifying and rebuilding
Note: Middle Note
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Melissa, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Rosewood
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Carrot seed is cleansing, replenishing, and purifying.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Carrot seed is an anti-inflammatory. It is a skin toner and reduces wrinkles, eczema, sores, and scars. Carrot seed is a very good detoxifier and blood cleanser. It also helps the kidneys, and gallstones. Carrot seed has been found to aid arthritis and skin cancer.
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Carrot seed opens the third eye.
Chemical Constituents: alpha-pinene, bisabolene, caratol, sabinene
Common Adulterations: Rarely adulterated
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin or bath. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy
Color Energy: Orange - Nourishing