Carrot Seed

  • Distillation Method: hydro distilled
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Plant Part: seeds
  • Latin name: Daucus carota
  • Cultivation: Wild Grown


• Therapeutic grade • Middle note • Warm, earthy, dry, sweet aroma.
• Aromatherapy use: One of the premier oils for use with dry, aging or irritated skin - try blending with Lavender and Helichrysum in Hazelnut and Rosehip seed oils. Also thought to support liver function due to it's carotal content.


Pure Carrot Seed essential oil hydro-distilled from the seeds of Queen Anne's Lace (Wild Carrot) from France. Carrot seed is one of the premier essential oils for care of aging skin, and skin that may be lacking vigor due to poor environment or lifestyle. It is also highly regarded for liver support.


Carrot Seed Essential Oil is steam distilled from the seeds of Wild Carrot - aka Queen Anne's Lace - considered by some to be a 'common roadside weed'! The oil has a wonderful, unique woody/ herbaceous and mildly sweet aroma, and a light, fluid consistency. This middle note combines well with frankincensegeraniumcitrus and spice oils. This is a particularly nice, complex carrot seed oil that would lend itself well to natural perfumery.

The oil is often employed orally for regeneration of liver tissue. One drop taken daily is the recommended protocol; this may be particularly useful during a period of dietary restriction as part of an overall liver cleansing program. In 'Aromatherapy Scent and Psyche', Peter Damian notes: "Diuretic and hepatic, carrot seed operates as a kidney and liver cleanser, particularly indicated for jaundice and hepatitis. Its detoxifying properties are likewise effective for treating arthritis and rheumatism."

Carrot seed is a premier skin healing oil, regularly included in blends for dry and mature skin. The oil's high carotol content gives it its skin-rejuvenative properties. It can be added to nearly any skin care blend to enhance its effectiveness. Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt recommends the following blend for "dull, pallid skin, lifeless and tired from environmental stress...It is based on the regenerating, stimulating qualities of Carrot Seed"- Carrot Seed oil: .5ml, Lemon Verbena: .5ml, Niaouli: .5ml, Rosemary Verbenone: .5ml, based in 50ml of Hazelnut oil. Carrot seed will also blend well with Helichrysum and Rosemary Verbenone with Rosehip Seed for skin healing. Further, carrot seed oil is said to balance both dry and oily complexions. Small amounts would go nicely in almost any skin care blend, and could be used alone in a neutral base cream.

Carrot seed is also said to rejuvenate the energy of the solar plexus, and to be relieving of fatigue. It is also regularly indicated as a digestive tonic.