Carrot Seed EO

Daucus carota L.


Our Carrot Seed essential oil has a dry, sweet-woody, root-like, and earthy aroma, with a tenacious wet earth, fatty/oily, slightly spicy dry down. Carrot Seed oil is a friend of the natural perfumer who will find


Selected size SKU:165-016 - Carrot Seed 15 ml (1/2 oz) (w/ orifice reducer)

Sample 1 ml (1/30 oz)
15 ml (1/2 oz)
30 ml (1 oz)
59.14 ml (2 oz)
118.29 ml (4 oz)
236.58 ml (8 oz)
473.17 ml (16 oz)
1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
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Product Overview

Our Carrot Seed essential oil has a dry, sweet-woody, root-like, and earthy aroma, with a tenacious wet earth, fatty/oily, slightly spicy dry down. Carrot Seed oil is a friend of the natural perfumer who will find that it 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]

Carrot Seed essential oil is 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.

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 that Carrot Seed has an extremely intense aroma and can easily overpower a perfume, so dilute well if working with small-quantity perfume formulas.

Carrot Seed essential oil is popularly added to facial masks and to preparations for mature skin – a sensible choice since carotol, the dominant sesquiterpene alcohol, is a multi-purpose constituent that is well-suited to skincare applications.

PLEASE NOTE: this is steam distilled Carrot Seed essential oil and should not be confused with ‘carrot oil’ carrier oil or ‘carrot seed carrier oil’ both of which are macerated (infused) oils. Carrot Seed essential oil must be diluted before applying to the skin.

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

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

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

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

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

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7 Reviews


Customer Reviews



I haven't smelled carrot seed before, but this is horrendous. It smells like unaged ambergris and vegetables.

Review by blake 4/6/2024



I ordered a sample of this quite a while ago, it's absolutely incredible, smells like a new carpet, but very vibrant and invigorating. I definitely look forward to using this in my formulae.

Review by Bishop’s Lace 10/3/2019

Softer than expected - a delight for the senses.


This is a very delicate, beautiful oil which imparts a gentle aroma into any blend. I do not find it anywhere near as intense as carrot seed absolute, which means I can use this oil much more freely. It is lighter and softer than I had expected, with a touch of floral, vegetal, spicy, and earthy nuances. Carrot seed is an unusual note in perfumery but a beautiful one nonetheless. It smells amazing when combined with a sweet clover, oakmoss, and sage or styrax, neroli, and rose. I find myself reaching for the absolute version more often when working with perfume, but this steam distilled oil is PERFECT for delicate scents, facial care recipes, and aromatherapy. It’s gentle enough to work well with most skin types, but strong enough to be effective. I can’t wait for Eden Botanicals to bring in sandalwood nut oil, as I believe it will be a perfect counterpart to their carrot seed oil. Both have done wonders for my skin, and I’m thrilled with the quality. Thank you for sourcing such beautiful oils and specialty ingredients! I don’t see carrot seed oil being used often enough in my industry, which is a pity, as this is a particularly lovely one.

Review by Daucus carota 1/15/2018

Spicy, earthy, and rose-like qualities.


Straight out of the bottle, the scent is sharp & smells like a mixture of roman chamomile and rose otto. If you were ever in a pinch and needed chamomile or rose otto for a perfume, this would be an okay substitute. I wasn't expecting the rose-like qualities, but looking at the GCMS results in the COA (thank you Eden for providing these!), there's geraniol, and traces of some other constituents typically present in rose otto. I recommend smelling this oil on a test strip, where the scent really blooms. The dry-down is quite nice—the initial spicy pungent notes tone down leaving a spicy floral & earthy patchouli-like qualities.

Review by Sean 5/2/2017

Best Carrot Seed Oil


This is hands down the best carrot seed oil I have ever tried. I have been applying this to my skin neat for itchy summer skin, and it is helping a lot. It is also the best smelling carrot seed oil, at first it goes on with an earthy, spicy, carroty vitamin smelling tenacity, and within minutes mellows out and gets smoother and almost floral, with a geranium like finish. I just ordered a big bottle, and I am looking forward to using this in my skincare regime.

Review by Allie Kat 7/20/2015

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