Somewhere along the way, the beauty industry began packing products with harsh and cheap chemicals that provide short-term solutions and sometimes irritating side-effects. Youthful, healthy-looking skin should not come at the cost of our overall health. Carrot seed essential oil blended with carrier oils can act as a non-chemical defense against the appearance of wrinkles and environmentally stressed, dry skin.
Queen Anne’s Lace is the source of this marvelous and fruity-fragrant essential oil. This plant is also the ancestor of our common garden carrot. The fragrance similarities are unmistakable in the fresh plants. Our carrot seed oil is extracted through a gentle, steam-distillation process. Its woody and spicy-sweet aroma has a wonderfully layered, subtle-yet-spicy earthiness. Pure carrot seed essential oil imparts a marvelous and nourishing benefit to skincare masques, lotions and salves.
Botanical Name: Daucus carota
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Seed
Blends Well With: Citrus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium and other resins
Aroma: Earthy, root-like, and slightly-sweet
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Avoid use if pregnant or breastfeeding
Shelf Life: 4 Years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
HEALTHY SKIN: To a 10 ml roller bottle: add 1 drop of Carrot Seed, 1 drop of Rose and 2 drops of Frankincense, then add 1 teaspoon of Argan and 1 teaspoon Rosehip carrier oils. Roll over the entire face morning and night as part of a healthy skin regime, especially for mature skin. (2% dilution)
SUGAR SCRUB: Make a sugar scrub to exfoliate and soften the skin, mix together: 7 drops of Carrot Seed, 3 drops of Birch, 10 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas), 5 drops of Tangerine, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of Jojoba and 1/4 cup of Sesame. Stir to mix well. Before using, complete your use sudsing routine to clean the skin. After rinsing, gently massage 1 – 2 tablespoons at a time over the body. Rinse away the sugar to leave the oils behind to work their magic. Note: Use a spoon to scoop out and do not get wet to avoid contamination
BODY SPRITZ: To a 4 ounce spray bottle add: 6 drops of Carrot Seed, 4 drops of Blue Tansy, 5 drops of Helichrysum, 15 drops of Frankincense and 10 drops of Lavender (Bulgarian or French); fill with witch hazel (to astringe) or aloe juice (to moisturize) and Polysorbate 20 (manufacturer's recommended amount). Shake well before spritzing on skin after showering or bathing, or as desired. Shelf life: 1 week (2% dilution)
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