Wild Carrot is an herb originally native to Europe, and it has been cultivated worldwide as a vegetable. In aromatherapy, Carrot Seed Essential Oil is useful for a range of skin issues, from preventing UV damage, to curing psoriasis and eczema, to even reversing wrinkles.
Specific Benefits of Carrot Seed Essential Oil as follows: Prevents premature skin aging… Carrot Seed Essential Oil is high in antioxidants, which help protect the skin from UV rays, pollution, and stress. In fact, carrot seed is very useful when added to sunscreen because of its reputed ability to protect skin from free radicals produced by UV radiation. Carotenoids, in particular, have been found to support the body’s natural immune response to UV rays, which can protect the skin from damage due to UV exposure.
Reversing wrinkles and repairing skin damage… Scientists think this is due to “carotol,” a primary chemical present in carrot seed oil. The oil also contains moisturizing vitamin E and protective vitamin C, which work together to help stimulate healing, rejuvenation and suppleness to skin. In fact, Carrot Seed Essential Oil has a reputation for supporting the skin’s natural ability to heal eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Rejuvenating skin cells and encouraging new growth is at the apex of attaining and maintaining youthful, glowing skin. The high carotol content also makes this oil a good option for treating wounds and skin infections.
Balancing oily skin… Good for dry and oily skin alike, Carrot Seed Essential Oil has the ability to support balance! It is used to provide sufficient moisture without clogging pores, thus making it useful for all skin types. In fact, anyone with dull, lifeless skin is encouraged to use carrot seed oil in their skin care products.
NOTE: Carrot Seed Essential Oil should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding, because it might have antigestational effects.
Properties: Anthelmintic, Antiseptic, Carminative, Depurative, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Hepatic, Stimulant, Tonic
Perfumery Note: Middle
Aroma: Dry, Slightly Sweet, Earthy
Blends with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clove Bud Super, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin
Recipes We Love: Skin moisturizer
8 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Apply to clean, damp skin
Smoothing out wrinkles
6 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Apply to clean, damp skin.
Quicker wound healing
12 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Add the Carrot Seed Essential Oil to the Tamanu oil, and drop the blend over and into the wound.