Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Daucus Carota
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Color: Pale yellow to amber.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with essential oil: Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Rosewood.
Aromatic Scent: A woody-earthy, slightly spicy, strong herbaceous musky scent.
Practical Uses: In an aroma oil burner, Carrot seed essential oil relaxes the user and helps the function of the digestive tract and liver. Mixed with bath or massage oil, Carrot seed oil may provide these same benefits, encourage a healthy red blood cell count, and assist in detoxifying the body. Carrot seed essential oil is one of the very best essential oils to blend with skin creams and lotions, as it has an immensely beneficial effect on virtually all skin types.
Description: Carrot is an annual or biennial plant with hairy leaves and umbels of white lacy flowers with purple centers.The carrot seed essential oil has a woody, earthy sweet smell and is yellow or amber-coloured to pale orange-brown in appearance. The pharmocologically active constituents of carrot seed extract are three flavones: luteolin, luteolin 3'-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, and luteolin 4'-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside. Rather than the extract the distilled (ethereal) oil is used in perfumery and food aromatization. The main constituent of this oil is carotol.
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