Botanical Name: Daucus Carota
Description & Extraction:
Carrot seed oil is the essential oil extract of the seed from the carrot
plant Daucus carota. The oil has a woody, earthy sweet smell and is yellow
or amber-colored 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. Carrot seed oil contains carotene and
vitamin A, it is also very good for healthy skin, hair, gums and teeth and
is also associated with good eyesight. The oil is extracted by steam
distillation from the dried seeds, but the whole of the plant can yield an
essential oil. It is blends well with other oils including bergamot,
juniper, lavender, lemon, lime, cedar wood, geranium, as well as all citrus
and spicy oils.
The main chemical constituents of carrot seed oil include a-pinene,
camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, y-terpinene, limonene, b-bisabolene,
geranyl acetate and carotol. Carrot seed oil has a slightly sweet, dry and
This must be one of the most underrated essential oils in aromatherapy. It
has a soft earthy smell and not only helps to relieve stress and exhaustion,
but is a powerful detoxifier and liver booster, while stimulating and
rejuvenating the skin in general, thereby adding elasticity to any skin. At
the same time it fights any skin problems, such as psoriasis, eczema,
weeping sores, ulcers, boils and carbuncles. The formative action on the
epidermal cells helps to keep wrinkles at bay and is also helpful when
fighting liver spots (age spots). The therapeutic properties of carrot seed
oil are antiseptic, carminative, cytophylactic, depurative, diuretic,
emmenagogue, hepatic, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge. Carrot Seed Oil
blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, carrot seed oil can assist with
muscle pains and in boosting the respiratory tract, while detoxifying the
body and boosting the manufacture of red blood cells.
Uses & Precaution:
- Carrot seed oil has a detoxifying effect on the liver and helps to
fight jaundice, while at the same time cleaning the digestive system and
the body as a whole.
- It is helpful for arthritis, gout, edema, rheumatism and the
accumulation of toxins in muscles and joints and also strengthens the
mucus membranes in the nose, throat and lungs, thus having a beneficial
effect on problems such as bronchitis and influenza.
- It relieves fluid retention and can be beneficial in cases of
anorexia, while it revitalizes and tones the skin, helping in cases of
dermatitis, eczema and rashes.
- Although it is regarded to be safe oil, it is best avoided during
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||Carrot Seed Oil KE 46
||KE - 46
||Light Yellow to Pale Yellow
||The odour is light Sweet & Fresh, Warm reminiscent of Carrot.
The taste is Warm, Spicy biting at high concentration but Piquant.
|Specific Gravity At 20OC
||0.9200 To 0.9300 (0.9250)
||+50 To 60(+54)
||1.4900 To 1.500 (1.4970)
||Soluble in Alcohol, insoluble in water.
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