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  1. Thanks for your indepth research on carrot oil! You might also be interested in looking into allantoin. A family member raved to me about how anything with this ingredient has always been phenomenal for their skin but they didn’t know why. When I Googled it, I learned allantoin is a powerful “cell proliferator” and comes mainly from animal urine and comfrey (the root having the most concentration). For some reason, there are very few products with allantoin! Amazon sells a bag of it (looks like confectionary sugar) but turns out it’s “synthetically produced” and not from comfrey. Udderly Smooth (the cow cream) still comes up on Amazon under the search words, “allantoin” but reviewers say it has been removed. Jergens has a lotion called, “Healing Lotion” (think that’s the name) and it has allantoin in there but who knows how much? Anyway, wanted to flag you about this little known ingredient. Take care!

    • Thanks Nicole! I have heard of allantoin before 🙂 and I am familiar with comfrey, I even have some growing in my yard. I have seen some products with this ingredient, Celsus Bio-Intelligence Scar Cream has allantoin in it and is available on Amazon. It never ceases to amaze me, the healing power of nature!

    • Please help. I added a drop of carrot seed oil to the dark circles under my eyes, and it burned horrible, how can i stop the pain?

      • Did you use the carrot seed essential oil? You should never put essential oils on your skin undiluted, especially around the eyes. I am not sure what you can do now to stop the pain, maybe go see a doctor. In the future, you should mix the carrot seed oil with a carrier oil such as apricot kernel or jojoba. The ratio is 1 drop of essential (carrot seed) oil to 1 tsp of carrier oil.

  2. Thanks for your indepth research on carrot oil! You might also be interested in looking into allantoin. A family member raved to me about how anything with this ingredient has always been phenomenal for their skin but they didn’t know why. When I Googled it, I learned allantoin is a powerful “cell proliferator” and comes mainly from animal urine and comfrey (the root having the most concentration). For some reason, there are very few products with allantoin! Amazon sells a bag of it (looks like confectionary sugar) but turns out it’s “synthetically produced” and not from comfrey. Udderly Smooth (the cow cream) still comes up on Amazon under the search words, “allantoin” but reviewers say it has been removed. Jergens has a lotion called, “Healing Lotion” (think that’s the name) and it has allantoin in there but who knows how much? Anyway, wanted to flag you about this little known ingredient. Take care!

    • Thanks Nicole! I have heard of allantoin before 🙂 and I am familiar with comfrey, I even have some growing in my yard. I have seen some products with this ingredient, Celsus Bio-Intelligence Scar Cream has allantoin in it and is available on Amazon. It never ceases to amaze me, the healing power of nature!

    • Please help. I added a drop of carrot seed oil to the dark circles under my eyes, and it burned horrible, how can i stop the pain?

      • Did you use the carrot seed essential oil? You should never put essential oils on your skin undiluted, especially around the eyes. I am not sure what you can do now to stop the pain, maybe go see a doctor. In the future, you should mix the carrot seed oil with a carrier oil such as apricot kernel or jojoba. The ratio is 1 drop of essential (carrot seed) oil to 1 tsp of carrier oil.

  3. This was the most helpful article I have found while researching use of carrot seed oil for my sun damaged skin. I was having a hard time differentiating between the oil and EO from other articles. Thanks!

    • Thank you Melanie, that is what we try to do here, provide comprehensive information that you won’t find anywhere else!

  4. This was the most helpful article I have found while researching use of carrot seed oil for my sun damaged skin. I was having a hard time differentiating between the oil and EO from other articles. Thanks!

    • Thank you Melanie, that is what we try to do here, provide comprehensive information that you won’t find anywhere else!

    • Hi Judy, I do not recommend ingesting carrot seed essential oil, essential oils are too powerful to be taken internally. I am not sure about using the other oils internally. I would consult your doctor about it 🙂

    • Hi Judy, I do not recommend ingesting carrot seed essential oil, essential oils are too powerful to be taken internally. I am not sure about using the other oils internally. I would consult your doctor about it 🙂

    • Hi Alisha, I know that the essential oil is not ok to use during pregnancy, but I am not sure about the other oils.

    • Hi Alisha, I know that the essential oil is not ok to use during pregnancy, but I am not sure about the other oils.

  5. Hi Andrea. I loved your article! Just one question. I was wondering if you knew whether infused carrot carrier oil was diluted enough to be safe for breast feeding? I have it also mixed with other oils in a 6:1 ratio. Hope to hear from you soon 🙂
    Sincerely, Thalia

  6. Hi Andrea. I loved your article! Just one question. I was wondering if you knew whether infused carrot carrier oil was diluted enough to be safe for breast feeding? I have it also mixed with other oils in a 6:1 ratio. Hope to hear from you soon 🙂
    Sincerely, Thalia

  7. Thank you so much for this information. I plan on using carrot root oil and notice you mentioned -“Use 20% carrot root oil and 80% of another carrier oil”. What would you recommend I use as “another carrier oil?”

  8. Thank you so much for this information. I plan on using carrot root oil and notice you mentioned -“Use 20% carrot root oil and 80% of another carrier oil”. What would you recommend I use as “another carrier oil?”

  9. Thank you so much for this info. I plan on using carrot root oil on my hands. I see you mentioned using another carrier oil (Use 20% carrot root oil and 80% of another carrier oil.), what would you recommend I use?

  10. Thank you so much for this info. I plan on using carrot root oil on my hands. I see you mentioned using another carrier oil (Use 20% carrot root oil and 80% of another carrier oil.), what would you recommend I use?

  11. Hello! I enjoyed this well organized and informative post. I found your blog while searching for information on carrot seed oil. I am curious to learn the reasons why you prefer the brands you recommended. Are the brands you recommended in any way providing any compensation? I don’t mean any offense, I am truly curious. Thank you very much!

    • Hi Chequere, we research brands and their customer reviews to choose the products we recommend. We also have learned what brands consistently please their customers. We try to recommend natural and/or organic brands when possible. We do receive affiliate commissions from Amazon if you purchase (at no extra cost to you), but we do not have a particular brand that we receive compensation from. I hope that makes sense! You can read our affiliate disclosure here.

  12. Hello! I enjoyed this well organized and informative post. I found your blog while searching for information on carrot seed oil. I am curious to learn the reasons why you prefer the brands you recommended. Are the brands you recommended in any way providing any compensation? I don’t mean any offense, I am truly curious. Thank you very much!

    • Hi Chequere, we research brands and their customer reviews to choose the products we recommend. We also have learned what brands consistently please their customers. We try to recommend natural and/or organic brands when possible. We do receive affiliate commissions from Amazon if you purchase (at no extra cost to you), but we do not have a particular brand that we receive compensation from. I hope that makes sense! You can read our affiliate disclosure here.

  13. Hi there! Great article and I was happy to come across someone else that realized that Vitamin A is in the root – not the seed. There is a LOT out there saying the opposite. One other thing I came across, and I am wondering if you did as well, is that carrot seed oil makes people highly photosensitive, because of a high concentration of furanocoumarin. However, it also appears to have some modest sun protection qualities (though obviously not an SPF 30 as you state above). Any thoughts on that contradiction? If it makes people highly photosensitive…how can it be a natural SPF, even modestly? Here is one link I found that discusses this: http://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/carrot-seed-oil.aspx
    Thanks!! XO, Nicole

    • Hi Nicole 🙂 It is so hard to find truthful information on the internet, which is quite frustrating. I try to be thorough in my research before putting out an article, but it can be tough when source information is not readily available. The article you linked to says that wild carrot contains a high furanocoumarin content, which causes sun sensitivity. It would logically seem then, that carrot seed essential oil would also cause sun sensitivity. I think the reason this oil is said to have sun protection qualities is because of its content of carotenoids, which act as free radical scavengers. I would say that rather than protecting from sun damage, it instead helps repair sun damage.

  14. Hi there! Great article and I was happy to come across someone else that realized that Vitamin A is in the root – not the seed. There is a LOT out there saying the opposite. One other thing I came across, and I am wondering if you did as well, is that carrot seed oil makes people highly photosensitive, because of a high concentration of furanocoumarin. However, it also appears to have some modest sun protection qualities (though obviously not an SPF 30 as you state above). Any thoughts on that contradiction? If it makes people highly photosensitive…how can it be a natural SPF, even modestly? Here is one link I found that discusses this: http://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/carrot-seed-oil.aspx
    Thanks!! XO, Nicole

    • Hi Nicole 🙂 It is so hard to find truthful information on the internet, which is quite frustrating. I try to be thorough in my research before putting out an article, but it can be tough when source information is not readily available. The article you linked to says that wild carrot contains a high furanocoumarin content, which causes sun sensitivity. It would logically seem then, that carrot seed essential oil would also cause sun sensitivity. I think the reason this oil is said to have sun protection qualities is because of its content of carotenoids, which act as free radical scavengers. I would say that rather than protecting from sun damage, it instead helps repair sun damage.

  15. Thank you for all of this wonderful information. I was searching for information on carrot seed oil to share in a blog post I wrote and this was the perfect fit!

  16. Thank you for all of this wonderful information. I was searching for information on carrot seed oil to share in a blog post I wrote and this was the perfect fit!

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