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40 Great Uses for Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Written by Reannan Raine and updated on August 19, 2017
Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Carrot seed oil is steam distilled from the seeds of the wild carrot plant or Queen Anne’s lace, known botanically as Daucuscarota (buy it here). It has anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antiviral, carminative, cytophylactic, depurative, detoxifying, disinfectant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge therapeutic properties.

Carrot seed essential oil isn’t one of the more commonly used aromatherapy oils, because many people don’t like its pungent, earthy scent. It blends nicely with other, more pleasant-smelling oils, though, like citrus oils, lavender (buy it here), geranium (buy it here), juniper (buy it here), cedarwood and spice oils. Carrot seed EO is definitely worth adding to a blend, due to its many beneficial uses ​(buy it here)​​​.

1. Fight Free Radicals

Mix 1 to 2 drops of carrot seed essential oil into 1 teaspoon of carrier oil and use it to prevent and repair the damage caused by free radicals. Simply apply it to the skin once or twice each day. You can also get this benefit from carrot seed oil aromatherapy.

2. SmoothWrinkles

Apply a 1% to 2% carrot seed EO/carrier oil blend to your facial skin, throat and chest to eliminate wrinkles. When used once or twice each day after cleansing, it will help prevent the formation of new wrinkles.Argan, coconut, jojoba and sweet almond are all good carrier oils for carrot seed EO. Rosehip oil is a fast-absorbing carrier oil with some excellent skin-rejuvenating properties all its own.

3. Firm and Tone the Skin

Massage the 1% to 2% carrot seed oil/carrier oil blend into the skin anywhere that needs to be firmed and toned. This is great for firming loose skin on your upper arms, throat and thighs. You can use any carrier oil that you like with carrot seed essential oil.

4. Enhance Skin Rejuvenation

Apply the 1% to 2% carrot seed EO/carrier oil blend to the skin to improve skin cell regeneration. Its cytophylactic properties naturally stimulate skin cell and tissue regeneration.

*Cold-pressed carrot seed carrier oilhas excellent therapeutic properties for the skin.*

5. Get Thick, Shiny, Healthy Hair

Add a few drops of carrot seed essential oil to your favorite shampoo and conditioner for thick, shiny hair. It also helps repair split ends.

6. Improve Joint Function

Use the 1% to 2% carrot seed oil blend to improve joint function and relieve joint stiffness. Simply massage the oil into your joints once or twice a day.

7. Prevent Muscle Deterioration

Massage the 1% to 2% carrot seed oil/carrier oil blend into muscles to prevent or treat muscle deterioration and weakness.

Important Note: Whatever you choose for an oil, make sure that the oils you purchase are high quality. Remember, you're breathing this oil into your lungs so essential oil quality is a terrible place to cut corners.

8. Get Sore Muscle Relief

Use the 1% to 2% carrot seed oil/carrier oil blend for relief from sore muscles after a hard workout.You can also add a few drops of the blend to your bathwater for all-over muscle-pain relief.

9. Prevent or Treat Macular Degeneration

Lightly, dab a few drops of the 1% to 2% carrot seed/carrier oil blend around the outer edge of the eye socket underneath and along the sides of the eyes to prevent or treat macular degeneration. Do not get it in the eyes or put it on the eyelid. Essential oils dabbed around the eye actually absorb into the eyelid. If you put it right on the eyelid, it could irritate your eyes.

*A 1% to 2% dilution rate (1 to 2 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil) is fine for everyday use.Stronger dilution rates up to 6% can be used for 10 days to 2 weeks at a time.*

10. Improve Digestion

Practice carrot seed EO aromatherapy to improve digestion. It tones and stimulates the entire digestive system, enhancing the secretion of digestive juices and peristalsis. You can also massage a 1% to 2% carrot oil/carrier oil blend into your abdominal area for the same benefit.

11. Alleviate Bloating and Gas

Use carrot seed essential oil to alleviate bloating and gas. Practice aromatherapy, massage the 1% to 2% blend into your abdominal area or ingest carrot seed EO. You can add 1 to 2 drops of a high-quality carrot seed oil to your food, 1 teaspoon of honey or a 4- to 8-ounce drink and take it internally. Mix it into 1 teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil before you mix it into your food.

*Get steam distilled carrot seed essential oil for ingestion. Do not ingest the cold-pressed carrot seed carrier oil.*

12. Treat Bacterial Infections of the Digestive Tract

Take a high-quality carrot seed essential oil internally to treat bacterial infections of the digestive tract.

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13. Get Rid of Yeast Infections

Use carrot seed essential oil to eradicate yeast infections of the digestive tract.Ingest the oil as you would to get rid of gas and bloating or apply the 1% to 2% carrot seed/carrier oil blend to the abdomen.

14. Alleviate Oral Yeast Infections (Thrush)

Mix 1 to 2 drops of the oil into 4 to 8 ounces of water and gargle with it several times a day to get rid of oral yeast infection or thrush.

15. Get Rid of Vaginal Yeast Infections

Combine 1 tablespoon of organic virgin coconut oil (not fractionated) with 9 to 15 drops of carrot seed EO and spoon the blend into an ice cube tray. Use 1/4 teaspoon of the blend per cube and put it in the refrigerator so it will set up. Insert a coconut oil/carrot seed suppository into the vagina twice each day for up to two weeks. Try using just 9 drops or a 3% dilution rate first. If it doesn’t work, you can increase the strength to 5% (15 drops). You can’t use fractionated coconut oil for this as it will not solidify in the refrigerator.

16. Treat Anorexia

Practice carrot seed essential oil aromatherapy or apply the 1% to 2% blend to the abdominal area just above the stomach to treat anorexia.

17. Boost Red Blood Cell Production

Practice carrot seed aromatherapy or apply the 1% to 2% carrot seed/carrier oil blend to stimulate red blood cell production and alleviate anemia.

18. Increase Your Metabolism

Add 3 to 6 drops of carrot seed essential oil to your diffuser along with 1/2 cup of distilled water. Run the diffuser for 30 to 60 minutes several times a day to boost your metabolism.

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19. Treat or Prevent Bacterial Infections in Wounds

Apply a 1% to 2% carrot seed oil blend to wounds and sores to treat or prevent bacterial infections.

*Do not use carrot seed essential oil with a dilution rate above 6%.*

20. Treat or Prevent Oral Bacterial Infections

Mix 1 to 2 drops of carrot seed essential oil in 8 ounces of water. Swish and gargle with the solution two to three times a day. It has been proven effective against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis and Listeria monocytogenes.

21. Speed Healing of Stomach Ulcers

Use carrot seed essential oil in the same way as you would to treat digestive tract infections to speed the healing of ulcers.

22. Treat Urinary Tract Infections

Massage the 1% to 2% carrot seed EO/carrier oil blend into the lower abdominal area over the bladder and on your lower back from your waist down to treat urinary tract infections. Use it twice each day. You can also add a few drops of the blend to your bathwater, if you like.

*Carrot oil is made by soaking shredded carrot root and plant matter in oil.

It does not have the same therapeutic properties as steam-distilled carrot seed essential oil.*

23. Alleviate Menstrual Cramps

Massage the 1% to 2% carrot seed blend into your lower abdomen and lower back for menstrual cramp relief.

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24. Regulate Menstrual Cycles

Practice carrot seed EO aromatherapy and massage the 1% to 2% blend into your abdomen and lower back to help regulate your menstrual cycle. It has emmenagogue therapeutic properties, which means that it is an effective treatment for irregular menstrual cycles.

25. Reduce Edema

Apply the 1% to 2% blend anywhere that you tend to hold water weight to reduce edema. Carrot seed oil aromatherapy can also help with this.

26. Get Relief from Menopause Symptoms

Massage the 1% to 2% carrot seed oil blend into your throat, chest, abdomen or soles of your feet for relief from symptoms of menopause. You can also add 1 to 2 drops of clary sage to the blend for better hormone balance and 1 to 2 drops of peppermint oil for cooling comfort when those hot flashes hit.

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27. Treat Skin Rashes

Apply the 1% to 2% carrot seed EO/carrier oil blend to rashes and dermatitis for relief from itching and discomfort. The oil can also speed healing.

*Apply a small amount of a 2% carrot seed oil/carrier oil blend to an inconspicuous area and wait for at least a few hours to see if you get a reaction before you begin using it all over.*

28. Get Relief from Psoriasis and Eczema

Apply the 1% to 2% carrot seed oil/carrier oil blend to patches of psoriasis and eczema two to three times a day. It will calm and soothe the irritation while it promotes healing.

29. Reduce Inflammation

Apply a 4% to 5% carrot seed essential oil/coconut oil blend to any inflammation two to three times a day for fast relief. Add 2 drops of lavender or peppermint EO for pain relief. They are both analgesic and anesthetic.

30. Treat Bronchitis

Massage the 1% to 2% carrot seed EO/carrier oil blend into your chest and back to treat upper respiratory infections. Carrot seed oil aromatherapy can also be used for bronchitis.

31. Prevent or Treat Viral Infections

Practice carrot seed oil aromatherapy and use the 1% to 2% carrot seed blend to prevent or treat viral infections like colds and the flu.

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32. Detoxify the Entire Body

Take carrot seed oil to detoxify your liver, kidneys, muscles, blood and tissues. This oil improves the liver’s overall health and regulates bile secretion. You can also apply a 3% carrot seed oil/carrier oil blend to the abdomen and lower back to encourage detoxification.

*Do not use carrot seed essential oil while pregnant or breastfeeding.*

33. Improve Circulation

Apply a 1% to 2% carrot seed oil/carrier oil blend to the chest, legs, arms and anywhere else that needs better circulation.

34. Lower Blood Pressure

Practice carrot seed essential oil aromatherapy to lower your blood pressure. Massaging the 1% to 2% blend into your chest, throat, neck and shoulders can also help.

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35. Treat Arthritis

Gently massage a 3% to 4% carrot seed oil/carrier oil blend into arthritic areas for relief. It will quickly reduce inflammation and increase circulation. You can add 2 drops of lavender or peppermint EO per teaspoon of carrier oil to your arthritis blend for quick pain relief.

36. Alleviate Gout

Gently massage a 2% to 3% carrot seed/carrier oil blend into the gout-effected joint for 15 minutes several times a day. Carrot seed EO eliminates the accumulated uric acid, which is what causes gout, thanks to its detoxifying and diuretic properties. Blend it with a pleasant-smelling oil like (buy it here) lavender or lemongrass (buy it here) to relieve the pain, increase circulation and reduce inflammation . Use no more than 6 to 9 drops of combined essential oils per tablespoon of carrier oil. For example, you could use 3 drops of carrot seed oil and 3 drops of lemongrass EO or 3 drops of lavender.

*Carrot seed essential oil does not have an SPF of 38 to 40.

Do not apply it and go outdoors expecting all-day UV protection.*

37. Get Stress Relief

Practice carrot seed essential oil aromatherapy for 30 to 60 minutes to reduce stress levels. Simply add 3 to 6 drops to 1/2 cup of distilled water in your diffuser.

38. Calm Anxiety

Use carrot seed EO aromatherapy to calm anxiety. If you tend to get anxiety when you are away from home, keep the bottle of oil with you and simply take a few deep breaths of the vapors right from the bottle.

39. Increase Alertness

Practice carrot seed aromatherapy to increase alertness.

40. Kill and Expel Intestinal Parasites

Ingest high-quality carrot seed oil to kill and expel intestinal parasites. Mix 1 or 2 drops into 1 teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil then mix it into your food.

Was this list helpful to you? It made me happy when I discovered that carrot seed essential oil, which has been used as a food flavoring in Asian cuisine for centuries, has so many great health benefits. This is one of the essential oils that has been clinically studied, too. We have actual clinical evidence that supports its therapeutic benefits.

Please leave a comment to let me know if this list is helpful and share your own personal experiences. We can all learn from each other and continue to add to the on-going list of carrot seed essential oil’s great uses. Be sure to share, too, so that others can become aware of all the uses for this essential oil.

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Carrot seed essential oil doesn’t have a great fragrance, but it has many therapeutic benefits. Use it to treat bacterial infections, boost your immune system and improve your skin.
About the author

    Reannan Raine

    Reannan worked in the non-profit sector for 30 years. Now she devotes her time to freelance writing and sharing knowledge about alternative ways to stay healthy. She believes we could all benefit from the use of fresh herbs and spices in our cooking, essential oils in our medicine cabinets and daily meditation.

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