25 Days of Essential Oils – Day 3
Day 3 is here! We will look into an essential oil many may not know about.
Essential Oil Common Name: Carrot Seed
Latin Name: Daucus carota
Family: Apiaceae (formally Umberlliferae)
Part of Plant Used: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Notes (Scent and Staying Power): Middle
Safe for Ages: Safe for all ages, but there are some general guidelines when it comes to children and essential oils. Use caution when diffusing around children under 6 months old. Check out my blog post on diffusing here. Use caution when using topically for children under the age of 2. Their skin is a lot more delicate during that age group and a little goes a long way. If you create a blend for yourself, use a quarter of the amount of essential oil for children as a safe guideline.
Safe for Pregnancy: No
Safe for Breastfeeding: No
Topical Max: There is no topical max for this essential oil, but always dilute before applying it to the skin
Shelf Life: 8 Years
Key Therapeutic Properties/Actions: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diuretic, Skin Regenerative
Contraindications: This essential oil has safety concerns during pregnancy. According to the book Essential Oil Safety (Tisserand & Young), it is stated to avoid in pregnancy and breastfeeding because it may interfere with gestation.
Where to purchase: Carrot seed here
Thank you for reading!
Love and Nature,
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Tisserand, R., & Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety. (2nd ed.). Churchill Livingstone.
Petersen, D. (2016). Aromatherapy Materia Medica. American College of Healthcare Sciences.
Aromahead Institute. (n.d.). Aromatherapy Certification Program. [Courses]. Aromahead Institute. https://courses.aromahead.com/aromatherapy-certification-program