Carrot Seed Oil and Its Benefits for Skin Care


Carrots have been around the Middle East and throughout Europe for centuries.  The Greeks and the Romans were well aware of the medicinal properties of the oil  from carrots. Vitamin A and carotene were identified by early alchemists who  used a mixture of carrot seed oil, bergamot, and lemon oil to treat a variety of  skin and stomach disorders. The oil is harvested from wild carrot seeds using  steam distillation. The plant is also the source for carrot oil.

The familiar edible root, which is unmistakably orange, was actually  developed by the Dutch during the 17th century. The wild flower that Western’s  call Queen Anne’s lace, which decorates bouquets and fills fields with specs of  tiny white flowers, was brought to America by English settlers. The leaves are  finely detailed and the flowers appear in tiny cluster with a purple floret in  the center.

Carrot seed oil may be the most underrated essential oil in aromatherapy, but  there’s nothing but wellness surrounding this powerful detoxifier and skin  rejuvenator. The soft earthy smell initiates the stress relieving  characteristics in the oil, and when the oil is applied to the skin epidermal  cells are stimulated, which keeps wrinkles in check. The oil is known for its  ability to alleviate skin problems like acne, eczema, psoriasis, ulcers, weeping  sores, and boils.


The therapeutic properties of this essential oil are antiseptic, diuretic,  carminative, depurative, hepatic, stimulant, vermifuge, and tonic. The oil has a  detoxifying effect on the liver so it fights jaundice while cleaning the  digestive system as well as all other essential systems in the body.

Carrot seed oil strengthens the mucous membranes, and can help alleviate  arthritis, gout, rheumatism, and edema symptoms. This essential oil is well  known for revitalizing the skin. Rashes, eczema, and dermatitis are treated with  carrot seed oil and the results are well documented.

The oil is an essential ingredient in vapor therapy, which boosts the  respiratory system. When the oil is massaged into the skin or diluted in a bath  it relieves muscle pain and increases the production of red blood cells. When  carrot seed oil is blended with bergamot, juniper, lavender, lemon, lime,  cedarwood, geranium, and other citrus and spicy oils the results range from  complete body detoxification to relieving fluid retention, which helps anorexia  sufferers.

Essential carrot oil is non-toxic, but should be avoided during pregnancy.  It’s a natural skin toner and tanning agent so it is the perfect anti-aging oil  as well as an anti-wrinkle agent. Even though it is not promoted as a “Fountain  of Youth,” the Romans and Greeks thought it was, and that thought is still in  the minds of people around the world.

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