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Carrot oils - I'm confused!

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Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:55 am      Reply with quote
Carrot oil vs. Carrot Seed oil
Regular oil vs. Essential oil
France vs. USA vs. India
Best processing technique?

Wanted to use for hair and skin.

If anyone can help, thanks!!
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Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:49 am      Reply with quote
anandaapothecary.com is an excellent site for info..and staff is really knowledgeable and extraordinarily helpful and their oils are reasonably priced and high quality.

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Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:57 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks for the tip Smile
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My friend Suzanne is an herbalist, she might be able to help you,
http://www.goodnaturedearthling.com/index.html

you can email her on the site, if she wants to know who sent you if you go, my name is Kay

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Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:10 am      Reply with quote
I've been very confused, too, about the difference between "cold-pressed carrot seed oil" (dark green in color; less expensive, e.g., http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/catalog/item/3987807/3778508.htm) and "carrot seed essential oil" (yellow in color; way more expensive; http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/eo/carrotseed.html).

I guess what I am confused about is that when most people are referring to carrot seed oil, they mean the essential oil, which I assumed is steam-distilled and hence is very concentrated, yes? Only in a couple places have I seen a "green" carrot seed oil mentioned, which I assume consists of just the oils obtained from simply pressing the seeds (less concentrated), yes?

Has anyone has tried either or both, who can enlighten me or point me in the right direction? Is the green carrot oil also supposed to be fabulous for the skin, or is it mainly the essential carrot oil that is supposed to be so good for the skin? I'm trying to decide (1) whether the green carrot oil is also supposed to be so amazing for the skin and hence is worth trying, and (2) whether it needs to be diluted before being applied to the skin. Thanks SO much!!! Smile Smile

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Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:21 am      Reply with quote
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The green cold pressed carrot seed oil is a carrier oil. Much like an oily oil which you use for cooking.

That's different from the essential oil, which is volatile (can evaporate) and should only be used at low concentrations on skin.

Try here:
http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=38222

Hths! Smile
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Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:55 pm      Reply with quote
circus wrote:
cm5597

The green cold pressed carrot seed oil is a carrier oil. Much like an oily oil which you use for cooking.

That's different from the essential oil, which is volatile (can evaporate) and should only be used at low concentrations on skin.

Try here:
http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=38222

Hths! Smile


Hey Circus--Thanks for responding! Ooops, I guess I wasn't very articulate in asking my question. I do know the difference between carrier and essential oils, but I guess essentially I was wondering three things:

* First, I wanted to double check that there is truly such thing as carrot seed oil the carrier oil, as I've only seen 1 or 2 websites that carry it, but I've seen lots of websites that carry carrot seed essential oil. I'm probably just being silly here, but I guess I just found it so strange that only 1 or 2 websites carry carrot seed carrier oil, so I wanted to double check that it is legit and not a mistake of those websites confusing the essential oil for being a carrier oil. Though it looks not to be a mistake, since the carrot seed carrier oil is claimed to be green, a different color from the essential oil.

* Whether all the health benefits claimed for carrot seed oil were for the essential oil, the carrier oil, or both. In particular, which is supposed to be better for the skin (when applied in appropriate amounts).

* Whether it is worth trying carrot seed oil the carrier oil, and whether anyone here has tried it, and what they think of it.

Have you tried either carrot seed oil the carrier oil or the essential oil? If so, what did you think of it?

Thanks so much! Smile Smile

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Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:29 pm      Reply with quote
CM, i've used carrot seed essential oil in a diy serum for the past 2 years....i use rosehip oil as the carrier oil (as my skin is dry) and add primarily carrot seed eo (15 drops or so per 2 oz.) with a little rosemary verbena, heliochrysum, frankicense, simetimes a little peru balsam...and i love it...i also use another diy serum w/ tamanu oil and heliochrysum....

the last couple of months i ran out of rosehip seed oil and have out of town ...and just using my tamanu oil serum...and i definetely miss my rosehip w/carrot seed eo...my skin's been really beautiful (for me!) cause i've been doing a lot of accupressure massage...but i still miss that serum....very regenerative for my skin.

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Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:32 pm      Reply with quote
whoops..i mean to say 15 drops total of eo per 2 oz. of oil

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Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:57 pm      Reply with quote
cm5597 wrote:

* First, I wanted to double check that there is truly such thing as carrot seed oil the carrier oil, as I've only seen 1 or 2 websites that carry it, but I've seen lots of websites that carry carrot seed essential oil. I'm probably just being silly here, but I guess I just found it so strange that only 1 or 2 websites carry carrot seed carrier oil, so I wanted to double check that it is legit and not a mistake of those websites confusing the essential oil for being a carrier oil. Though it looks not to be a mistake, since the carrot seed carrier oil is claimed to be green, a different color from the essential oil.

Have you tried either carrot seed oil the carrier oil or the essential oil? If so, what did you think of it?


Hi - I've used GOW's "green" carrot seed carrier oil (cold pressed). After I bought it, I did exchange some emails with Jen @ GOW and she confirmed that it is a carrier oil and it does not need to be diluted. I think they may carry both the carrier and EO versions now.

It's a fairly thick oil and doesn't soak in as quickly as some others. It has a strong smell, not offensive, but definitely "carroty" smelling.

I've used it somewhat irregularly, mainly as it doesn't soak in quickly, so I can't really say it's done much for me. I may start to mix in a couple drops into my vit C serum.
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Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:21 am      Reply with quote
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Whoops! Sorry i misread! Embarassed

I have used the carrier oil and agree with ShastaGirl. It is one of the heavier oils, and would be good for drier skintypes. I also found it to be somewhat soothing. (I was using it for skin dried out from eczema.)
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Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:27 am      Reply with quote
Jasminerosey--Thanks so much! That's great to hear about the carrot seed essential oil. I'll have to try it in the future Smile

ShastaGirl--Great! Thanks so much! I figured someone on EDS had probably had a conversation with GoW about all this. This is very helpful to hear. Thanks also for the description of the oil's properties--that's very helpful Smile

Circus--No problem at all, of course! Smile Re-reading the post, I think the fault was mine for rambling/being inarticulate. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences in using the oil on your skin!

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