Carrot Seed - Daucus carota

Considered to be particularly beneficial for dry, mature skin-types and can help to restore elasticity to the skin and could therefore reduce wrinkles.

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County of Origin France
Botanical Family Apiaceae
Therapeutic Properties anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogic, liver supporter
Chemical Family Sesquiterpenes, sesquiterpenols
Approx. Shelf Life 8 years
Plant Parts Seed
Note Classification Middle
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Bergamot, Juniper berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, Rosemary.

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History: Misunderstanding about this oil comes from its name. Automatically one assumes this oil is from carrots, the long orange root vegetable. It isn't. The family of plants called Apiaceae or carrot family all tend to have carrot-like roots. In years gone by, the beautiful flower known as Queen Ann's Lace was also eaten as wild carrots. They are highly nutritious, containing substantial amounts of vitamins A, C and some B's. The root was also used medicinally as a tonic for the liver and gall bladder.

Characteristics: A yellow or amber-colored liquid with a warm, dry, woody-earthy odor. It blends well with labdanum, cinnamon, mimosa, cedarwood, geranium, citrus and spice oils. 

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used to control cholesterol, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, gout, edema, rheumatism, anemia, anorexia, colic, indigestion, liver congestion, glandular problems. Many essential oils should be avoided with hepatitis, but carrot seed oil regenerates liver cells and is prescribed for hepatitis after acute attacks. Potential spa value in its skin regenerative properties. Use on rashes, aged skin, wrinkles, irritations, and poor complexion as it revitalizes. Carminative, depurative, diuretic

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Bath, diffusor, inhaler, food, masks, massage, mist spray, skin lotion.

Safety: Tested safe at low dosages, uncertain whether safe in pregnancy. Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
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