Hello everyone!! I’m taking a little break from posting in order to relax and refocus, but I missed you all so I thought I would come back a little early for a quick post on an essential oil that is one heck of a beauty secret you’ll want to keep!!
If you’ve been following some of my DIY skin care recipes, you are probably already familiar with carrot seed oil. I have used it in several products and absolutely love what it does for the skin. Carrot seed essential oil is antioxidant rich to say the least. Antioxidants fight damaging free radicals that can cause wrinkles and damage to skin tissue. It can help and even repair damage from the sun, processed food, cigarette smoke and pollution! Carrot seed oil is full of nutrients including beta carotene, and vitamins A and E. Carrot seed oil nourishes dry skin, and can even reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles! Carrot seed oil has a natural SPF of 40, so it can even serve as a topical sunscreen!
Benefits of Carrot Seed Essential Oil:
- Tones the skin
- Antioxidant rich
- Stimulates the growth of new skin cells.
- Detoxifies the liver which in turn helps with liver spots, also known as age spots.
- Reduces water retention (excellent for under eye products)
- Increases circulation
- Enhances a tan while protecting the skin against UV rays.
- Vitamin E rich
- Vitamin C rich (hello collagen!)
Carrot Seed Oil has a high concentration of carotenoids, like over 600 indentified cartonoids. Why is this beneficial? Well….. Carotenoids have been proven to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Carrot seed oil is the most potent source of carotenoids available. That being said, you must find a good source for Carrot Seed Essential oil. I previously was using a brand that came recommended from a friend that I was able to find on Amazon. I am so happy to say that Spark Naturals, my essential oil of choice, has now introduced their own carrot seed oil!! I know with Spark Naturals, I am getting the purest form of essential oils. I’m so happy that now all my carrot seed oil recipes will contain Spark Naturals carrot seed oil!
How to use Carrot Seed Essential Oil:
- Skin Serums
- Anti Wrinkle Eye Stick & New and Improved Eye Stick
- Essential Oil Roll On for Blemished Skin
- Grapefruit Rosehip Body Oil for cellulite
- DIY Suntan Oil
The easiest way to use carrot seed oil is to add a few drops to a carrier oil like meadowfoam seed oil or rosehip seed oil and use as a rejuvenating facial oil. I would also add a few drops of lavender, because you never go wrong with lavender and because it will cut the carrot smell. Carrot seed oil has a very potent carrot smell and a little goes a long way! I would only use 2-3 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil.
So there you have it! Next to geranium essential oil, carrot seed oil is probably the most potent and effective ingredient you can use in your beauty regime!
Since this post I have switched to Mountain Rose Herbs essential oil. I love that they are organic, more affordable and at the same place I get the rest of my DIY skin care ingredients. I still stand by Spark Natural’s quality but moving forward, I will be using MRH essential oils exclusively.