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carrotsDaucus carota

Family: Apiaceae

Part used: roots

Base oil: use a 10 percent dilution. Do not use undiluted on skin

Carrot oil is an essential oil in its own right, but often used in base oils. Carrots are native to Afghanistan and the Mediterranean region. The plant grows to a height of about 1 foot and has white flower heads.

Contains: vitamin A, minerals, beta-carotene

Practical uses: premature aging, itching, dryness, psoriasis and eczema. Rejuvenating; reduces scarring. For hair care; brittle and dry hair. The carrier/base oil is used to dilute essential oils in aromatherapy for massage oils and other formulations. For massage oils, it is best to mix 10 - 20 percent of carrot root oil with another carrier oil before adding the essential oils.

Therapeutic Properties: anthelmintic, antilithic, antioxidant, antipruritic, antisclerotic, aperitive, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactagogue, hemostatic, hepatic, laxative, parasiticide, rejuvenator (skin cells), stimulant (uterine), tonic, vasodilator, vermifuge, vulnerary is free to access and use.
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