|Product Name||Carrot Seed oil|
|Botanical Source||Daucus carota (Family: Umbelliferae/ Apiacea)|
|Extraction Method||Steam distillation|
|Physical Properties of Carrot Seed Essential Oil|
|Color||Light yellow, amber coloured to pale orange brown|
|Odour||Peculiar dry-woody, somewhat root like, earthy odour|
|Suggested Use||In Perfumery, Flavours & Aromatherapy|
|Country of Origin||India|
What is Carrot Seed Essential Oil?
Carrot seed oil is an essential oil derived from the seed of the Daucus carota plant using stean distillation method. The oil is considered great for various medicinal purposes and aromatherapy uses. Its therapeutic properties can be helpful in reduction of stress and anxiety.
Botany and Plant History:
This flowering plant of Daucus carota is also popularfor its white blossoms and carrot-scented roots. Some also refer it as wild carrot and Queen Anne’s lace.
Are Carrot Oil & Carrot Seed Essential Oil Same?
No. Carrot oil isn’t essential oil. It’s made from a mixture of crushed carrot roots immersed in a carrier oil. While carrot seed essential oil is obtained through steam distillation of seeds of Daucus carota plant.
Can I Ingest Carrot Seed Essential Oil?
No. As Carrot seed oil is an essential oil, it is not for ingestion unlike carrot oil that is often used in cooking.
What are the applications of Carrot Seed Essential Oil?
Carrot seed essential oil has powerful therapeutic characteristics that make it an effective oil for medicinal uses. It has reflected antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.
Besides carrot seed oil is also preferred in aromatherapy.
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