QUICK ESSENTIAL OIL REFERENCE GUIDE: CARROT SEED

Have you ever wondered what essential oils you should have on hand for yourself and your family?

I will be posting a quick reference guide to each essential oil to help you choose your personal apothecary.

We’re going to be going over what each oil is good for, how to use it, what it goes with to create a blend, and what to watch out for if you’re pregnant, planning to spend some time in the sun, or dealing with a particular ailment or medical condition.

As I sharing these with you we will be looking at pure, single essential oils, not at the many blended products that are available from just about any essential oil provider. Before you choose any of these blends many of with are touted by glowing testimonials on the distributors websites, or by sales representatives with long-winded spiels. Be sure that you know exactly which oils are in them.

Blends are meant as conveniences to help speed relief to you for an ailment, but they often contain oils you do not require for that purpose. Just as you would not mix up a handful of pills and swallow them without knowing what you were taking, be cautious in using blends that contain ingredients you do not require.

And as with all essential oils, check with your doctor before using any product to be sure it will not react with medications you already take. 

Be an informed consumer and take the safest path to overall wellness.

 

Ok, now that we got all that out of the way today we are going to be talking about…

 

Carrot Seed

The well-known invasive plant Queen Anne’s lace give us carrot seed oil, with its earthy scent and many useful properties. The oil is produced from the plant’s dried seeds through steam distillation.

WHAT IS IT USED FOR

  • Arthritis
  • Bronchitis
  • Edema
  • Flu
  • Gout
  • Liver issues

 

HOW IT’S USED

  1. In a massage oil blend
  2. In a vaporizer or diffuser
  3. In a bath
  4. In a cream or lotion blend

COMPLEMENTARY OILS

  • Bergamot
  • Bitter orange
  • Cedarwood
  • Geranium
  • Grapefruit
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • Rose geranium
  • Tangerin/mandarin

 

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR

Although it is generally considered safe, pregnant women should avoid carrot seed oil.

DO NOT USE DURING PREGNANCY

 

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Sources:

Image by makamuki0 on Pixabay

Book: An Introductory Guide Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Sonoma Press

ISBN #9780989558693

Information pulled March 1, 2019

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