Carrot seed oil shouldn’t be confused with carrot oil, which is a carrier oil made from crushed carrot roots. As the name suggests, carrot seed essential oil is distilled from the seeds of the crop and has antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities.
Carrot seed essential oil uses
One of carrot seed oils most popular uses is on the skin. When mixed with a carrier oil, it can be applied topically to help reduce the appearance of fine lines on the face. Thanks to its nurturing properties, carrot seed essential oil helps our skin to repair itself and combat the signs of ageing. At the same time, it tightens and tones, leaving the complexion looking rejuvenated and restored – that’s why we always include carrot seed oil in a homemade facial cream.
Carrot seed essential oil also has a hydrating effect on our skin and hair. If your locks are lacking in lustre, add a few drops of the mighty carrot to a homemade conditioner to revive your hair and seal in moisture.
Carrot seed essential oil benefits
With that spicy, earthy scent, carrot seed essential oil is often used to encourage normal circulation. Its unique scent has a calming effect on the mind that helps to ground our emotions, so it’s a great oil to use in a massage blend or to diffuse when you need to switch off for a while.
Thanks to those antibacterial properties, many aromatherapists find that carrot seed oil helps to soothe a sore throat and relieve the symptoms of viral infections too.
Carrot seed essential oil facts
|Botanical name||Daucus carota|
|Extraction method||Steam Distilled|
|Strength of aroma||Medium|
|Aromatic scent||Strong, slightly spicy, woody-earthy, warm, fruity, musky and herbaceous|