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Carrot Seed Essential Oil


Carrot is much better known for its edible root than for its essential oil, in fact, in historical texts the essential oil, which comes from the seed, isn’t mentioned at all. However, this essential oil does have a place in the aromatherapy world.

Name of Oil:  Carrot Seed

Latin Binomial:  Daucus carota

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  India

Scent Profile:  Woody, earthy, warm, fresh

Parts used in distillation:  Seeds

Oil Characteristics: Golden yellow, thin-medium viscosity, medium to strong aroma

Cultivation:  Non Sprayed


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Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Gout, water retention, detox, mature skin, eczema, skin ulcers, dermatitis and rashes.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

No reported emotional uses.


There’s really no history on this oil, however it has widely been used in soaps, detergents, creams, and perfumes as well as some sunscreens.

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, b-pinene, carotol, limonene, ducol, b-bisabolene, b-elemen,cis-b-bergamotene, y-decalactone, b-farnesene, geraniol, geranyl acetate, caryophyllene, caryophyllene oxide, methyl eugenol, nerolidol, eugenol,trans-asarone, vanillin, asorone, a- terpineol, terpinen-4-ol, y-decanolactone, coumarin, b-selinene

Safety & References


Avoid in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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