The common carrot is well known as one of the most nutrient rich vegetables, rich in vitamin A and full of health promoting, rejuvenating properties. However, the essential oil derives from the seeds of its wild ancestor, also known as Queen Anne's Lace, which grows prolifically in hedges and fields. The tiny seeds are packed with nutrients, but unfortunately they don't yield a lot of oil, which renders it a precious substance. Due to its wholesome effects on the skin carrot seed oil has long been added to high end cosmetic products, especially for aging skin. The cosmetic industry also utilizes an infused carrot oil as a base oil, which has similar properties, but no marked scent. A solvent extracted oleoresin is also available. Distilled carrot seed oil is pale yellow and aromatic while the infused oil is orange.