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.
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.
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