100% pure Carrot Seed essential oil hydro-distilled from the seeds of Queen Anne's Lace (Wild Carrot) from France. Our Carrot Seed Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1kg or more.
ABOUT THE PLANT
Also known as Queen Anne's Lace, and considered by some as a common weed, the wild carrot is a native to Europe, Asia and North Africa. It was introduced to North America in the 1600s and the seeds were used medicinally and for seasoning food and drink. Cultivation of this varietal for seed oil extraction mostly occurs in France today. An annual herb, it has a white, inedible root (unlike the common eating varietal). It has a distinctly branched stem and umbels of small white fragrant flowers.
ABOUT THE OIL
This essential oil is steam distilled from the seeds of carrots organically grown in France. It is pale yellow, light and fluid in viscosity.
This Carrot Seed oil has a unique warm, mildly sweet top note, a mildly earthy, woody middle note and a light, musty, herbaceous undertone. It combines well with Frankincense, Geranium, citrus oils such as Grapefruit or Lemon and spice oils such as Cardamom. This is a particularly delicate and complex Carrot Seed oil that would lend itself well to natural perfumery.
The seeds from the Daucus carota plant contain substantial amounts of Vitamins A, B1, B2 and C and, being a nutrient-rich plant, it has been used in traditional Eastern and Western remedies for centuries.
Therapeutic Properties Described in the Aromatherapy Literature
Carrot Seed essential oil, if used in the correct dosage is non-toxic, a non-irritant and generally non-sensitizing. If the oil is to be ingested, is recommended that a physician be consulted prior to use.
1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003
2 Lis-Balchin, Maria. Aromatherapy Science: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. Pharmaceutical Press, 2006.