Carrot Seed

(Daucus Carota)

Qualities and Indications

  • Calms experience of stress
  • Confusion/Indecision
  • Ease anxiety
  • Eases apathy
  • Inability to ‘move on’
  • Mental and emotional exhaustion
  • Mental clarity
  • Nervous system sedative
  • Relaxent
  • Revitalizing

Safety Information

Non-toxic, non-sensitising, non-irritating. Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Do not take orally / ingest.

Background ‘droplet’

Native to Europe, northwest Asia, Africa and Morocco, and naturalized in North America and Australia, carrot seed is a biannual herbaceous plant with small finely divided and lacy flowers that develop in clusters of flat dense umbels. The flat green seeds or fruits are dried then steam distilled to extract the essential oil. The essential oil has a dry, slightly sweet, woody, earthy scent. Carrot seed essential oil relieves coughs, and eases anxiety, mental and emotional exhaustion, and aids ability to ‘move on’. Added to vegetable oils, non-perfumed cream or lotion, carrot seed is wonderful for mature and dry skin, acne and dermatitis, and so much more. You will find deeper detail about this essential oil in my books, Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation, and Essential Oils for the Whole Body