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Carrots are eaten to promote lust and to cure impotence...

Carrot seed is warming and calming with a dry, woody-earthy scent.

Nature: warming, soothing

It settles the digestive system, and can be used for anemia, anorexia, colic, indigestion and liver congestion.

Ideal in a massage for revitalizing and toning mature skin, its detoxifying properties are beneficial for arthritis, gout and rheumatism.

Principal Actions: Tonic for liver, digestive tract, muscles and joints; replenishes and rejuvenates dry or mature skin.

Practical Uses

Methods of use: application, aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, inhaler, lightbulb ring, massage, mist spray

Skin Care with Carrot Seed

Carrot seed is very nourishing and toning for the skin. It is used for the treatment of dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and rashes. It is revitalizing; used to increase elasticity in aging skin, working well for wrinkles and mature complexions.

Aging Skin:

A decrease in the natural production of collagen and elastin causes the skin to lose tone and elasticity.

To nourish dry skin and increase elasticity: Mix 2 drops carrot seed, 2 drops clary sage, 4 drops rose and 2 drops rosewood in 20ml/4 tsp of a heavier carrier oil (benefits the skin and prevents dragging the skin when used in a massage) such as apricot or peach, avocado, calendula, evening primrose and wheatgerm. Alternate oils that can be used: helichrysum (everlasting), Roman chamomile, sandalwood.

Circulation, Muscles & Joints

Carrot seed is useful for treating any accumulation of toxins, arthritis, gout, oedema and rheumatism.

For Accumulated Toxins: Mix 2 drops carrot seed, 2 drops birch, 3 drops basil, 3 drops thyme in 20ml/4 tsp carrier oil and massage into affected areas. Alternate oils: pine

Digestive System

Carrot seed is a reputed detoxifier for the liver. For conditions of the digestive tract it is used to treat anemia, anorexia, colic and indigestion.

To ease cramps and IBS: Mix 4 drops carrot seed, 4 drops peppermint and 2 drops sage in 20ml/4 tsp carrier oil and massage into abdomen using clockwise, circular strokes.

Genito-Urinary System

The balancing effect of carrot seed is used for amenorrhoea (absence of menses), dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation), glandular problems and PMS.

To relieve water retention: Mix 4 drops carrot seed, 4 drops yarrow and 2 drops geranium in 20ml/4tsp carrier oil and apply to lower abdomen using clockwise, circular strokes.

Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy; carrot seed oil is a uterine stimulant.

Caution: Avoid during pregnancy.

Carrot Seed in Aromatherapy

Botanical Name: Daucus carota

Note: Middle

Parts Used: seed

Source: steam distillation from the dried fruit (seeds) of the small annual or biennial herb native to Europe, Asia and North Africa. Also known as Queen Anne’s Lace or wild carrot.

Description and Odor Effect: yellow or amber-colored liquid with a warm, dry, woody-earthy odor; calming and restorative.

Blends well with: cedarwood, geranium, citrus and spice 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

Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy; carrot seed oil is a uterine stimulant.

Caution: Avoid during pregnancy.

Chemical composition includes: a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, y-terpinene, limonene, b-bisabolene, geranyl acetate and carotol.

Carrot Seed – Quick Reference

Skin: boils, carbuncles, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, liver spots (age spots), rashes, revitalizing and toning, mature complexions, skin ulcers, weeping sores, wrinkles

Circulation, Muscles & Joints: accumulation of toxins, arthritis, gout, edema, rheumatism

Digestive: anemia, anorexia, colic, indigestion, jaundice, liver congestion

Genito-urinary: amenorrhoea (absence of the menses), dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation), glandular problems, PMT

Keyword: Revitalizing

Carrot Seed Magic: Warms and supports, easing away feelings of fragility and vulnerability.

Carrot Seed Harmony

To Help Unwind at the End of the Day ...

Add 2 drops carrot seed and 4 drops geranium to a bath and soak for 10 – 15 minutes

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Home Essentials

  • One drop of lemon essential oil on a soft cloth will polish copper with gentle buffing.
  • When washing out the fridge, freezer or oven, add 1 drop of bergamont, grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange or mandarin essential oil to the final rinse water.
  • Essential oils of Atlas cedarwood, cypress, frankincense, myrrh and vetiver all make wonderful firewood oils. Drop approximately 2-3 drops of oil or blend of your choice on a dried log and allow time for the oil to soak in before putting the log on the fire.
  • Flies and moths dislike lavender oil. Sprinkle it on the outside of your window frames.

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Body Essentials

  • Overindulge last night? Essential oils of carrot seed, cedarwood, fennel, grapefruit, juniper berry, lavender and lemon help soften the effects of a hangover. Make your own blend from these oils and use a total of 6-8 drops in a bath.
  • 6 – 8 drops of eucalyptus oil in the bath cools the body in summer and protects it in winter.
  • Add 1 drop geranium oil to your facial moisturizer to bring out a radiant glow in your skin.
  • Place 1 or 2 drops of rosemary on your hair brush before brushing to promote growth and thickness.

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Creating a Balanced Blend

For a balanced massage blend, combine the essential oil drops in these proportions of essential oil "notes":

  • 3 drops Base Note
  • 7 drops Middle Note
  • 5 drops Top Note

For a total of 15 drops of essential oils per 30ml (1 oz) of carrier oil.


Top notes are the first impression of the blend; short-lived, yet brilliant. Top notes are sharp, penetrating, first to evaporate, extreme, and either hot or cold. Top notes provide the "ahhhh" in a blend.


Middle notes give body to blends - the developing phase with breadth and variety. Middle notes are warm, round, soft and mellow. Middle notes often provide the bulk, 50% to 80%, of the blend.


Base Notes are the final, lasting message of the blend; they deepen your blend and draw it into the skin, giving it roots and permanence. Base notes are deep, intense, rich and sensual. Base notes should be used sparingly, about 5%, so as not to overpower the blend.


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