Carrot Seed Essential Oil CO2
Botanical Name: Daucus carota
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: CO2 Extraction
Description: Carrot is a domesticated form of the wild carrot Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. It is a biennial plant which grows a rosette of leaves with an umbel of white flowers that produce the seeds. The oil is extracted from the seed using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction. This process is done at less than 35 degrees Celsius and only 99.9% of food grade carbon dioxide is used as solvent leaving no residual or chemical changes during production.
Color: Pale amber to reddish brown liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Carrot Seed Essential Oil CO2 has strong characteristic fruity somewhat musky odor.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Frankincense, Lavender, Rosewood, Cypress and Geranium.
Uses: Essential oils such as Carrot Seed Oil CO2 are high in carotenes, is considered one of the best oils to enhance the appearance of mature skin. Its chemical constituents may stimulate cell growth while removing toxins, which would give the skin a more toned, youthful appearance. It has been reputed to be useful in treating scars, wounds and burns. Carrot seed oil may also be helpful in the aromatherapy’s therapeutic treatment of arthritis, gout, edema, rheumatism and the accumulation of toxins in muscles and joints. It is thought to strengthen the mucus membranes in the nose, throat and lungs, thus having a beneficial effect on conditions such as bronchitis and influenza.
History: The name is derived from the Greek Carotos and had great medicinal value to the Greeks and Romans in ancient times, especially for its carminative properties. The herb was transported to the Americas where it became known as Queen Anne's Lace, and the edible orange root as we know it was developed by the Dutch in the 1700's.
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