Product Abstract: Carrot is a domesticated form of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, which is native to Europe and southwestern Asia. It is a biennial plant which grows a rosette of leaves with an umbel of white flowers that produce the seeds. The name is derived from the Greek carotos, for 'healing'. The herb was transported to the Americas where it became known as Queen Anne's Lace, but the edible orange root as we know it was developed by the Dutch in the 1700's.
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Rating: Under-appreciated. This review is about the aroma since I have not actually put it to use yet in a product. So, I am a huge fan, NO, a lover, of Patchouli and this Carrot Seed oil smells VERY MUCH LIKE patchouli with a hint of celery seed peeking out from underneath. Patchouli is strong (but in soap and shea butter it's warm and delicious). Patchouli is also used as a base note; for example, it deepens lavender when 1 or 2 drops are added to about 20 mL of lavender. So, if you DO NOT like Patchouli or the aroma of celery seed (or celery seed powder), then you will not like the aroma of this. Actually, I missed that when I first bought it. I recall not liking it very much so it likely deepened a bit like patchouli does. Patchouli gets yummier as it ages and this reminds me of that. I hope this helps ;)
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Thank you, Stephanie, for shedding light on the quality of our products. It pushes us to do even better when we hear such positive feedback from our customers.
Rating: So, reading the reviews prior to purchasing this, I understood it had a powerful scent. But reading about it and smelling it are two entirely different things, and wow, yes, this scent is strong!
However, I'm not one to let that deter me, and knowing the skin-loving properties carrot seed is supposed to have, I'm determined to use it in creams and lotions, along with other scents to help mask (or at least mellow) out the earthy, pungent scent of the carrot seed. I just need to find the right blends of essential oils!
By:Jennifer, Rustburg, Virginia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Oct-2016
Rating: I ordered the carrot oil, not having a plan for it, but I knew it was great for skin. My daughter recently fell from a horse and got very skinned up on her shoulder and leg. I made for her a serum using the carrot seed oil, rose hip oil, German chamomile, jojoba oil and calendula infused almond oil. It's healing well except now it's drying up and itches quite a bit so this should relieve that part of it! As far as the scent of the carrot goes it's earthy and relaxing.
My daughter live in AZ so she will be getting back with me in a few days on how the serum works:-)
Rating: I purchased this oil for its wonderful anti-aging and healing properties and use it in my facial creams. In my opinion, the benefits of this oil well outweigh the scent. It repairs, softens, and tones the skin. I also put it in my healing salve along with calendula oil and plantain. The smell does take some getting used to as it is STRONG, but it is truly an amazing oil and I highly recommend it!
By:Jessica, Timberlake, North Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Jan-2012
Rating: Carrot seed oil, indeed, has a hideous smell. I put a few drops in to make a soap with mature skin qualities, but when I tried to hide the smell, it didn't work no matter how hard I tried. I didn't want to waste the oils, so I put it in my soap anyway, hoping the smell would disappear. After unmolding my soap..Tada! No more gross scent, only a beautiful blend of the rest. I tried this in conditioner as well, and the bad smell went away in time, too. Great for mature skin!!!
By:Kelly, North Babylon, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 21-Jan-2012
Rating: I would rate this Strong, instead of just medium aroma strength.
It is thick musky earthy. It smells nice after it's blended/diluted to lighten the scent.
By:Tuan, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This oil might be very efficient for the skin but the smell is so strong that no other EO can cover it!! I only put 2 drops for 3 -60ml jars of cream and the smell really bothers me.
Rating: I purchased this carrot oil to 'rejuvenate' my skin. I had experienced it before and like the smell. I still like the smell but when mixed with other oils or moisturizers I found that it is so stimulating that it would make me blush - almost like taking too much niacin. Obviously I have to decrease the amount I add to anything in the future but for now, I only use the mix when I won't be seen with a blotchy face (lasts about an hour).
Rating: This stuff works great for so many skin applications... I'm back to order another bottle. Great in lip balm. I am not a huge fan of the smell, but it is mild and can be easily covered with other nicer smelling eos like chamomile or lavender.
By:Brandy, Davenport, Iowa Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Feb-2010
Rating: This EO smells very Earthy to me, but it has a sort of nauseating undertone, that I personally find quite unpleasant. That said, I got it for the reputed therapeutic application for wrinkles. It's hard for me to say how well it works for that, because I absolutely have to blend this with other EOs to make the smell tolerable to me. But because the price is so good, and the therapeutic applications are so renowned, I'm giving it 4 stars.
By:Lauretta, San Diego, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jun-2010
Rating: Truly a healing oil. I used it in a facial oil and for a friend with an allergic rash.
By:Jeanette, Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 12-Aug-2011
Rating: This oil smells strongly of cooked carrots to me. It kind of grows on you though. As far as working for edema. My mother has problems with swelling in feet and ankles. She put some on her legs and feet mixed with a carrier oil, and by morning the swelling was completely gone. I'm convinced. My skin looks and feels nice with it so far. Will continue to see what happens.
By:Katie, Arvada, Colorado Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Apr-2011
Rating: This oil works wonders in my face lotions. I love it!
By:Michael, Chicago, Illinois Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Dec-2010
Rating: I just placed my first order with NDA last week. I already love this place. I had my order delivered to my door in 3 days from ordering...crazy fast!!! And everything was so carefully packaged. I loved the hand written note in the box as well... so personal!! I made my first ever skin cream with some carrot seed oil and pink grapefruit and I LOVE it!! I wasn't sure about the smell at first but with the grapefruit it is actually very addictive. I've been covering my whole body in it and I love how my skin feels. I will definately be ordering this again.
By:Abbie, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Steam-distilled carrot seed oil has a fresh pine-nut aroma. It is very relaxing to breathing passages, much as are the Boswellia oils, with which it should blend well.
By:Henry, Chattanooga, Tennessee Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Jul-2010
Rating: I can't live without this oil! I use it in my tea tree and carrot seed soaps for eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions. This oil is so gentle I have used it directly on severely dry skin.
By:Joely, Topeka, Kansas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Nov-2006
Rating: I am new to using oils and I just tried this oil today. I put 1 drop in my palm with some grapeseed oil for my face(I have combination skin) and it was too strong. My mistake, it definitely needs dilution. I love the smell. It's great!
By:Candice, Ocala, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Feb-2009
Rating: Just recieved my order and I am very pleased with the packaging. I am looking forward to formulating with this product. I am plotting to place my next order.
By:Rovenea, Buffalo, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Aug-2008
Rating: I have been very pleased with this oil. I bought it to try in an elixer blended with other EO's and a carrier. I have used it for about 2 months, and was told last week that I have the skin of a baby's. I'd say it's working! As far as the smell goes, it's earthy but pleasant to me.
By:Laura, Lakeville, Massachusetts Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Mar-2009
Rating: I too am a hobbyist and purchased this oil to incorporate into a light facial moisturizing cream. Along with the other ingredients used, I have been very impressed with the quality of the oil as well as the results I've seen so far! As previously noted, the oil is very strong and should be diluted (as with any essential oil). Patchouli and Rosewood essential oils, used minimally, masked the scent of the Carrot Seed oil very nicely...and also have their own healthy benefits in skin care. I will be back to purchase more essential oils from NDA having been very pleased with the quality of the oil, the packaging, the fast shipping and excellent customer service!
Rating: Made a skin cream with carrot seed (and a little bit of patchouli); it's fantastic. I do not buy in large quanties, am just a hobbist and was suprised & pleased with the quality of service I recieved. The excellent packaging and quick deliver provided is worth a mention-am already planning my next order.
By:Susanne, Ottawa, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: very strong so dilute this oil! I am still experimenting with it, but it is very invigorating to add a drop in a facial oil.
Rating: Very strong scent, but pleasing in the right blend. Great properties.
By:Cathryn, Orleans, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is a great qualitity carrot seed oil and a very good price. It smells very nice blended with geranium and grapefruit. Great for the skin, makes nice face creams.
By:Vanice, Cambridge, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I DON'T PARTICULARLY LIKE THE SCENT OF THIS OIL FOR MY FACE, HOWEVER, IT MASKS WELL WITH A DROP OR TWO OF GRAPEFRUIT OIL. MAKE SURE TO DILUTE WELL! A LITTLE HARSH ON SENSITIVE SKIN, AND I ONLY USED IT AT 1%, BUT IT DEFINITELY CLEANSES!!
By:Toni, Hyde Park, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 12-Jun-2008
Rating: Great skin benefits, but not a great scent. Blending it with Sweet Fennel masks the scent wonderfully.
By:Karen, Spring Hill, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Dec-2007
Rating: I love this oil.........My skin looks years younger ever since I started using it. I make my own blend.. And contrary to what t people say I don't think it smells bad at all.
This is a very good quality and I would buy it at twice the price for all the good it does me.
By:Sandy, Selma, North Carolina Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 13-Dec-2006
Rating: This is the best carrot seed oil ever! My skin is smooth and healthy looking. As with any new skin care regime give it a few weeks to see the full results. Be sure to dilute this oil.
By:Joann, Williamstown, New Jersey
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Feb-2007
Rating: I bought this oil based on the reviews and for it's known anti-wrinkle therapies. But the smell is so stinky to me I'm not sure I could put it anywhere near my face. Maybe it will be better diluted. I will have to do some trials.
By:Sherman, New York, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 31-Oct-2007
Rating: I have regularly put 3 drops in my glacial clay mask mix. I am noticing a difference in the texture and look of my skin. I really appreciate the opportunity to buy therapeutic grade essential oils at such a great price.
Rating: I was happy to see carrot seed for a great price- and it came in such a timely manner! I can now save my hands from the dreaded eczema that strikes every winter!
By:Stephanie, Cochrane, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This EO is a must have! Every time I use this in my facial steam, my skin feels sooooooo soft, clean and truly glows. My make-up also goes on so much smoother. The smell isn't that great but WHO CARES...it makes your skin look absolutely great!
By:Janice, Los Angeles, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Jan-2007
Rating: This is the one I was waiting for! This oil works wonders on my psoriasis! Carrotseed mixed with Tea Tree is an excellent compress, salve, even make soap with it!
If you have dry, sensitive, or a skin condition give carrotseed a try!
By:Joely, Topeka, Kansas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Nov-2006
Rating: This is a high quality product that is useful as an additive to a large variety of products. I add this to my cold processed soaps as a nutrient and again to one of my creams. Does provide colour to all products.
By:Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: High quality, very fragrant. Please do not use this oil undiluted.
Rating: I love this oil! Highly recommended for anti-wrinkle products! Can also be used for anorexia, arthritis, burns, dermatitis, detoxifying, eczema, glandular problems, liver congestion, mature complexion, PMT relief, psoriasis, rashes, revitalising, scars, toner, wrinkles. (Also known as Bird's Nest, Queen Anne's Lace, Wild Carrot.) It also has a really nice scent. A must have ingredient in any mature skin formula. This one is of the best quality I've seen.
By:Candice, Sarasota, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jan-2006
Rating: Very nice oil, good addition to anti-age serums and creams, smells good to me.
By:Olga, Santa Clara, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Mar-2006
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