Carrot seed oil is an essential oil extracted from the seed of the Daucus carota plant that is used primarily for aromatherapy. It has a warm, earthy aroma and is believed to offer a variety of health benefits, including the reduction of stress and anxiety. When added to a carrier oil or cream emulsion, carrot seed oil has antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties that may improve skin health and even prevent aging.
Carrot seed oil should not be confused with carrot oil which is made from crushed carrot roots and can be used for culinary purposes. As an essential oil, carrot seed oil is intended for external use only.Aromatherapy involves the inhalation of essential oils to improve your psychological or physical health and well-being. The oils can be inhaled directly, disbursed into the air with a diffuser, or applied to the skin. Alternative practitioners believe that carrot seed oil stimulates brain and nerve function in a way that is refreshing and helps diminishes feelings of anxiety, stress, weakness, and fatigue. Others claim that it can stimulate the digestive system, enhance liver and kidney health, and promote detoxification on a cellular level.