Essential Oil Profile: Carrot Seed

Carrot Seed

Latin Name: Daucus carota

Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

Plant Part: Seed

Method: Steam Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Middle/Base Element: Earth

Functional Group: Sesquiterpene, Alcohol

Type: Balancing

Ayurvedic Dosha(Balances): Vata

Scent: Earthy, Dry, Warm

For Skin Type: Dry, Mature

Cautions: Not during pregnancy and breast feeding.

Physical Uses: Detoxifying, menstrual, cramps, rash, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, liver, gout, toxin build-up, hair, gums and teeth, respiratory help & digestive tonic.

Mental/Emotional Uses: supportive, nourishing, stress and anxiety.

Other Uses: Extremely hydrating, great in lip balms.

Blends Well With: Citrus, spices, woods, roots

Possible Substitutions: Chamomile Roman

References: http://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/carrot-seed-oil.asp

Graf, Katherine, Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level

http://www.essentialoils.co.za/essential-oils/carrot-seed.htm

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