Plant Origin: France
Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation: Unsprayed (grown organically but not certified)
Chemical Family: Sesquiterpenol
Aroma: mild, sweet top notes, root-like, woody-herbal low notes
Note (Evaporation Rate): Middle
Key Constituents from GC/MS Analysis Lot# CRS-101
geranyl acetate 13.38%
citronellyl acetate 0.85%
Pregnancy/Breastfeeding? Not suitable (See Safety note below)
Carrot Seed essential oil may support, aid, ease, soothe, reduce, calm, relax, promote and/or maintain healthy function of the following:
Digestion, anorexia, bile in the peristaltic motion of the intestines, indigestion, gastric juices
Parasites, worms in intestines
Skin cancer, eczema, irritation, itching, psoriasis, rashes, scars, ulcers, wrinkles
Carrot Seed essential oil is believed by some to provide protection from the sun, and is felt to help a person tan while avoiding burn, but Robert Tisserand states in his Skin Care series that there is no evidence that Carrot Seed essential oil provides any protection as a sunscreen.
Aromatherapy Literature Notes
Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D wrote in The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils (p. 133) that 1 drop in a glass of water can be taken sporadically or as part of a program of liver regeneration.
Carrot Museum: Carrot See Essential Oil
(See Essential Oil Usage
for more information and a dilution chart.)
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil
and apply on area of concern or as desired.
Carrot Seed oil is suitable for internal use within safe parameters if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D. notes that "French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils orally." He goes on to note that "generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils." A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French aromatherapy" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application. Click here for information about internal usage
Schnaubelt notes that 1-3 drops of Carrot Seed essential oil can be taken sporadically or as part of a program of liver regeneration.
Dilute with one drop Carrot Seed oil in 1 tsp. honey or 4 oz beverage.
The following anecdotal testimonies have not been reviewed by the FDA.
The products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure disease.
Information shared on the HEO website is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice given by your trusted health care provider.
We believe that essential oils are provided by the Lord to support our health and well-being.
The Lord is our wisdom, protector and healer.
(Genesis 1:29-30, Ezekiel 47:12)
I have so many things that I want to tell you!!! AMAZING THINGS!!! My husband got a serious internal infection on his foot...one that I imagine would have put him in the hospital had we not tried the Carrot Seed oil. I had read on the website that it was good for sepsis and for all different kinds of things...so I started applying it to his foot, covered it with a sock and then later soaked his foot in warm water to which epsom's salt had been added and then reapplied the Carrot Seed oil. The Carrot Seed oil brought all of this white infection looking stuff to right below the surface of the skin. I continued to do the above, and PRAISE THE LORD!!! He was able to stand and preach on Sunday Morning!!! He could hardly walk before!!!! We think this is some type of internal infection like some other people have had in our area and had to be hospitalized with for nearly a month on the strongest antibiotic available!!! We could be wrong about that, but it developed from within his body as theirs did...there was no trauma to the area, no bite, no puncture wound at all!!! He is taking his Carrot Seed oil orally regularly in a cup of clean water. - N.P.
Hopewell Essential Oil blends with Carrot Seed
Sunny Day Spray
Tisserand/Young note that Carrot Seed oil may interfere with gestation: "On the basis of Chinese research, we advise avoidance of carrot seed oil during pregnancy. However the quantities of essential oil used were very high, and an NOAEL for reproductive toxicity may yet be established."
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil.” We are not aware of a case where essential oil in the eyes caused permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2002, pages 175-176.
Davis P., Aromatherapy An A-Z, C.W. Daniel Company Ltd, 2000.
Essential Oil Desk Reference, Essential Science Publishing, 2009.
Purchon, Nerys; Cantele, Lora, Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness, 2014, page 43.
Rose J, 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols, Frog Ltd, 1999.
Schnaubelt, Kurt, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils, 2111, page 133.
Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier Health Sciences UK 2nd Edition 2014, pages 152-153, 233-234.
Tisserand, Robert, The Complete Skin Care Series, Part 9, Aging and Skin Cancer.
Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, New World Library, 2016, pages 575-576.