Carrot Absolute

Daucus carota L.

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Our Carrot Absolute has a smooth, sweet-woody, root-like and earthy aroma, with fatty/oily, slightly animalic and leathery notes, and hints of plum and apricot jam. Natural perfumers may find the

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Selected size SKU:167-3 - Carrot Absolute Sample (1 ml)

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Our Carrot Absolute has a smooth, sweet-woody, root-like and earthy aroma, with fatty/oily, slightly animalic and leathery notes, and hints of plum and apricot jam. Natural perfumers may find the smoother and well-rounded quality of Carrot Absolute easier to work with than the more pungent and tenacious Carrot Seed essential oil.

Carrot Seed Absolute derived from Daucus carota whose common names include Wild Carrot and Bishop’s Lace. This tenacious 'weed' seen along country roads is known in North America by another familiar name – Queen Anne's Lace. The feathery umbels eventually close upon their precious seeds, protecting them from weather and wind, but they often attach to the fur of passing animals, successfully dispersing the seeds and making this plant nearly impossible to eradicate. France is one of the largest producers of carrot seeds for aromatherapy and perfumery, with major seed production sites located primarily in the southern and western parts of the country.

Carrot Absolute blends well with chypres, fougères, woody/resinous oils such as Frankincense and Cedarwood as well as citrus and spice oils. It is also found in trace amounts in Ambers, fantasy and modern aldehydic perfume types.[1] Added to floral, fruity or spicy accords, Carrot Absolute is often used to give the sweet and subtle effects of plum or apricot jam.[2] Rhind even mentions a little known blending trick: the combination of Carrot and Cedarwood oils mimics the scent of the very costly Orris Butter![3]

PLEASE NOTE: this is solvent extracted Carrot Seed Absolute and should not be confused with ‘carrot oil’ carrier oil or ‘carrot seed carrier oil’ both of which are macerated (infused) oils. Carrot Seed Absolute is ideal for perfumery and scented products while our Carrot Seed Essential Oil is more commonly used in skincare preparations.

1 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, pp. 130-1.

2 Industry Communication.

3 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Aromatherapeutic Blending: Essential Oils in Synergy, Jennifer Peace Rhind, 2016, p. 200.

4 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, pp. 130-1.

5 Lawless, Alec. Artisan Perfumery or Being Led by the Nose, 2009, p. 78.

6 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, pp. 233-4.

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