ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Carrot seed oil: the aromatherapy and health benefits of carrot seed essential oil

Updated on August 21, 2009


Carrot seed essential oil is extracted from the seeds of the wild carrot plant, Daucus carota. The plant is perhaps better known as a roadside weed and meadow wild flower, by the names Wild Carrot, Bishop's Lace, or Queen Anne's Lace.

The light, woodsy smell of carrot seed oil makes it a good base for natural perfumes, but it also has many interesting healing properties.

Carrot seed oil is safe for use both internally and on the skin, and it can also be used in a aromatherapy oil diffuser for restoration of the mind and body.

In aromatherapy products, carrot seed oil is used both as a base, and for its own beneficial properties.

This photograph is of Wild Carrot / Bishop's Lace / Queen Anne's Lace, in flower. Image in the public domain.
This photograph is of Wild Carrot / Bishop's Lace / Queen Anne's Lace, in flower. Image in the public domain.

Health benefits of carrot seed oil

Carrot seed oil's strongest healing effect is on the digestive system in general.

It was, in fact, used widely in the ancient world as a carminative, or gas-reducer and general digestive.

Taken internally after a large meal, carrot seed essential oil can aid digestion, lessening the probability of indigestion and gas that comes with a big meal.

More specifically, carrot seed oil is very healing for the liver and kidneys. It can be taken at the rate one drop per day to help with the effects of diseases like jaundice and hepatitis.

Carrot seed essential oil can detoxify the liver, and it can help with liver cell regeneration, meaning that carrot seed oil actuall helps reverse liver damage.

Carrot seed essential oil is an excellent supplement to take during detoxifying diets and fasts, as it will boost the function of the liver and will make detoxification take place more quickly and efficiently.

Although homeopathic and alternative medicine practitioners tend to focus more on carrot seed essential oil as a liver tonic, it has similar effects on the kidneys, helping clear them of disease, detoxify them, and regenerate them during and after bouts with certain illnesses.

Carrot seed essential oil detoxifies not only the liver and kidneys, but also the rest of the body.

Diseases that can be caused or worsened by the build-up of various natural toxins and manmade chemical toxins - such as arthritis, gout, endema, and rheumatism - can be alleviated with carrot seed oil taken internally or rubbed into the muscles.

Carrot seed oil helps boost the function of the liver, which is the organ that pulls most of the toxins from the various body systems and organs. In this way, carrot seed oil cleanses toxins from the entire body during a detoxification process.

In a vaporiser or diffuser, carrot seed oil has an excellent effect on the nose, throat, and lungs.

It is believed to help strengthen the mucus membranes in these organs, ensuring that they can better rid the body of diseases associated with the respiratory system.

In fact, carrot seed oil is sometimes used for the relief of cancer patients who are having trouble with the throat and lungs.

Because of this, an aromatherapy oil diffuser containing carrot seed oil is an excellent home remedy for bronchitis and influenza symptoms, and it can help shorten the necessary recovery time associated with these diseases.

As with all essential oils, they should not be used in the place of proper medical care, of course.

Carrot seed oil and skin care

Carrot seed essential is perhaps most noted for its effect on the skin.

Because it helps cells regenerate, carrot seed oil is an excellent remedy for any number of skin problems and diseases. It can alleviate the symptoms of eczema, and it also is an excellent remedy for dry skin.

While carrot seed oil is good for almost any skin type because it has a balancing effect for both dry and oily skin, it is especially recommended for aging skin, as it helps the skin regenerate more quickly, and it helps prevent and reverse the effects of wrinkles.

Further, carrot seed oil used in facial preparations adds color and vibrancy to dull skin because it regenerates the cells quickly as it helps exfoliate the old cells.

Carrot seed oil is gentle enough to use undiluted on most skin, although each person should test her own skin for reactivity and allergies.

Because of its gentleness, carrot seed essential oil is often used as a base oil for skin moisturiser preparations, although this oil can be expensive and should be used wisely in this case.

As an alternative, the oil is very effective when used as just one part of an oil mixture based in a more affordable base oil such as sunflower seed or jojoba. One excellent attribute of carrot seed oil used for the face is that its very light yellow or orange color adds a healthy glow to the skin.

Carrot seed aromatherapy

Besides all these wonderful attributes, carrot seed essential oil can be used in a warm bath to relieve muscle pain, and its light, unobtrusive scent in an aromatherapy oil diffuser helps relieve pressure and rejuvinate the mind after a long, stressful day.

Experiment with carrot seed oil in different combinations. In aromatherapy massage and aromatherapy products, it blends particularly well with spicy scents like bergamot, citrus scents like lemon, and floral scents like geranium and lavendar.

Different combinations will have different effects, so blend small batches to try for different purposes.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      6 years ago

      I can't hear aniynthg over the sound of how awesome this article is.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)