Considered to be particularly beneficial for dry, mature skin-types and can help to restore elasticity to the skin and could therefore reduce wrinkles.
|County of Origin||France|
|Therapeutic Properties||anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogic, liver supporter|
|Chemical Family||Sesquiterpenes, sesquiterpenols|
|Approx. Shelf Life||8 years|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Bergamot, Juniper berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, Rosemary.|
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.
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
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.