Latin Name: Daucus carota
Plant Family: Apiaceae
Extraction: Maceration of roots
Maintains a youthful appearance, helps soothes itching and beneficial for psoriasis and eczema. The macerated oil is made using the root of the plant and the seeds are distilled for their essential oil.
The flower head of the Wild Carrot is also known as Queen Anne’s Lace and is easily recognisable, it was introduced into Britain during the reign of Queen Elizabeth the 1st. This bright orange oil is light in texture however can stain and is best used in dilution.
The macerated oil can sometimes be confused with the essential oil, ingestion of carrot and carrot juice in excess can be toxic.
Carrot Oil Safety Data Sheet