Carrot essential oil: an ally for your skin and your health

L'huile essentielle de carotte : un allié pour votre peau et votre santé

Carrot essential oil (wild or cultivated) is relatively little known. However, it is a real treasure of health and beauty. Blurred complexion, stained with pigment spots, acne, rosacea, etc. Carrot essential oil, not to be confused with oily carrot macerate, thanks to its detox action, can produce excellent results.

Carrot Essential Oil does not come from carrots from our gardens but from Daucus Carota, a biennial herb known for its orange, fleshy, fibrous and not very woody taproot. The erect stem offers numerous branches whose leaves are finely cut and whose white or pink flowers are arranged in umbels characteristic of the botanical family Apiaceae (umbelliferae). When mature, the umbel takes on a characteristic shape reminiscent of a small bird's nest.

Carrot Essential Oil


Wild or cultivated carrot provides an essential oil much appreciated by therapists keen to restore deficient liver functions in pathologies such as viral hepatitis, cirrhosis , etc.

We readily use cultivated carrot essential oil for detox . It most often comes from the distillation of carrot seeds . It is in particular the presence of carotol (sesquiterpenol) in the essential oil of cultivated carrot which gives it its reputation as an “essence of drainage”. It also enters into perfect synergy with other essential oils with similar drainage functions: Thyme CT thujanol, Greenland lemongrass.

Wild carrot essential oil is most often obtained by distillation of the aerial parts of the plant and mainly contains sesquiterpenes.

Warning: do not confuse these Essential Oils with Vegetable Carrot Oil , resulting from the maceration of carrots in olive or sunflower oil which is mainly used in cosmetics for a tanning or sun-preparing effect .

Profile of Cultivated Carrot Essential Oil

  • Appearance: Fluid and clear liquid;
  • Color: Colorless to pale yellow;
  • Odor: Herbaceous, strong, reminiscent of carrots for some while being distant;
  • Latin scientific name: Daucus carota ssp sativa;
  • Botanical family: Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae);
  • Part of the distilled plant: Can vary, from the seed to the flowering tops (closed umbels and stems) sometimes including the roots;
  • Geographical location: France, Corsica, etc. ;
  • Therapeutic value: +++;
  • Aromatic biochemistry: Sesquiterpenols (carotol, daucol) and Sesquiterpenes (bisabolene).

Some practical applications with Wild or Cultivated Carrot Essential Oil

Vascular disorders

Daily, 1 drop of wild or cultivated carrot in a dab of your day or night cream will effectively fight against certain clearly visible vascular disorders such as rosacea and pigment spots.

From a general therapeutic point of view, here are some properties:

  • Draining and hepatorenal depurative ++;
  • Tonic and generally stimulating ++;
  • Hypertensive ++;
  • Hypocholesterolemic ++;
  • Hepato-cellular regenerative +++.

Recurring indications:

  • Hepatic and renal failure ++;
  • Hypotension ++;
  • Nervous asthenia ++;
  • Rosacea, eczema, acne, boil ++;
  • Pigment spots +++;
  • Acne +++.

Focus on the action of Carrot Essential Oil in dermo-cosmetics

It is carotol (sesquiterpene alcohol) which gives its interesting action to carrot essential oil. Its draining and depurative properties allow it for both cutaneous and oral use. It purifies the skin and rids it of toxins, organic residues and pollution. As a result, it refreshes the complexion and effectively fights against hyper-pigmented spots (age spots). It will therefore prove most useful in dermatological preparations (rosacea, spider veins, age spots, hyperpigmentation, eczema, etc.) for “polluted”, hyper-pigmented and blotchy skin. Its circulatory action allows cell regeneration and tissue firming.

Some ideas

  • In a white clay for a mask or in a cream , the essential oil of cultivated carrot will cleanse the skin of all deposits, organic or not, while softening circulatory inflammatory conditions;
  • In a gel , it acts on the eye contour by reducing dark circles through its depurative and circulatory action. Be careful, we then limit its dosage to less than 1% of the formula;
  • As a body lotion , it softens inflammations, revitalizes the epidermis and thus tones the skin;
  • Its regenerating power allows it to be used in shampoos to restore shine to dry and dull hair;
  • In massage , in synergy with other complementary essential oils ( cedar , cypress , lemon , patchouli , niaouli , etc.), it stimulates venous and lymphatic return. It drains impurities and decongests the circulation;
  • Taking carrot essential oil orally or sublingually at a rate of 1 drop in the morning in a little honey or in a ball of bread crumbs to swallow before a meal for 3 weeks can also be useful for draining water. 'interior.


Dominique Baudoux in his book For intelligent cosmetics Editions Aymiris


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