If you’ve been following some of my DIY skin care recipes, you are probably already familiar with carrot seed essential oil. I have used it in several products and absolutely love what it does for the skin. Today, I’m going to go in depth as to why I chose it for so many anti aging recipes! Let’s jump into the skin benefits of carrot seed essential oil!
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 essential 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 essential oil has a natural SPF of 40, all thought I don’t recommend relying on it for your sunscreen!
Carrot Seed Essential Oil Benefits for Skin:
- 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 Essential 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.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil DIY Recipes:
- DIY Geranium Rosehip Anti Aging Oil Cleanser
- DIY coQ10 Facial Oil
- Rejuvenating Facial Oil
- Suntan Oil
- 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 w/ Bronzer
- DIY After Sun Replenishing Oil
The easiest way to use carrot seed oil is to add a few drops to a carrier oil like pumpkin seed oil or rosehip seed oil and use as a rejuvenating facial oil.
I would also add a few drops of lavender essential oil, 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.
Where to Find the BEST Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Mountain Rose Herb’s essential oils are my favorite out of the MANY essential oil companies I’ve tried. Why you might ask? First, their essential oils are organic. Translated-no pesticides. They also have a certified in-house aromatherapist to analyze their essential oils to ensure consistent quality. Mountain Rose Herbs has a huge selection and their prices are much lower then YL! Explore their essential oils HERE.
Next to geranium essential oil, carrot seed oil is probably the most potent and effective ingredient you can use in your beauty regime! Go HERE to read about my top 6 essential oils for skin.
So there you have it-carrot seed essential oil benefits for skin are definitely impressive and worth trying a bottle!
I’ve been using your anti-wrinkle eye cream for almost a year. Followed your recipe. This eye cream is totally amazing
I am looking for a cleanser and moisturizer for my 13 year old son. He is starting to breakout around his chicks and nose. Any products you recommend to start him with?
Hi Claudia-I just responded to you on Etsy but I thought I answer here too just in case! I would suggest your son start using Juice Beauty. It is an organic line that is very natural. I use their clearing cleanser and their oil free moisturizer. Both help to control my breakouts and they are very “boy/man” friendly-they don’t smell girly or look girly at all1
What do you think about Marula oil? I have been researching it and it sounds wonderful!
Andrea-I actually am using marula oil nightly! Go HERE for that post.
I was wondering if you could use carrot seed EO on a 7 month old baby that has eczema very badly, maybe use hemp oil as the carrier oil??
Colleen-I’m just not too sure about using carrot seed oil on a baby. I could not find anything supporting the use of this oil for pregnancy or infants. I would try lavender instead. My gut tells me that the carrot seed would be diluted so much in the hemp that it would be totally fine but I just can’t be too sure.
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Like you Jenni, I’ve been making my own skincare for years and just love getting new ideas and inspirations from people like you! I have a question/comment about Vitamin C. This post says that Carrot Seed Oil is high in Vitamin C and in another of your posts you say that Rosehip Oil is also high in Vitamin C. However, Vitamin C is only water soluble. According to Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_hip_seed_oil – while the rose hip fruit itself is very high in Vitamin C, the oil has none. I just thought I would pass along this info I have found in my research and also, say thank you for all the info you have given me! 🙂
Kristen-I did know that about essential oil-not sure why I added that! Bummer about Rosehip. I had heard that in the distillation process, all the vitamin C was lost. I guess that makes sense for rosehip as well! Thanks for the info!
I love Carrot Essential oil, its the queen of oils to reduce spots!! Celery EO is the next best choice for the same reasons. Great for an eye serum like yours 🙂 However, You CAN go wrong with Lavender! in a cream for day time use, Lavender is photo sensitive! It’s great in a night serum for instance but not for day time use. It could cause more damage then good. I’m a certified consultant in scientific aromatherapy. Just an FYI ..
Monette-I’ve never heard of lavender oil causing photo sensitivity. Would you mind sharing your source for that? I’ve done a ton of research and can’t find anything!
I took a full yr of classes at the Montreal Botanical gardens on the making of natural proffessional products . Then another yr for a more indepth study on EO’s getting certified as a consultant in medical aromatherapy (french method) with a teacher
Stéphanie Plamondon, Ac., M.Sc.
Acupuncteure membre de l’OAQ
Fondatrice de Noblessence
Candidate For a Doctoate in naturopathic sciences.
She is my source. I believe she knows what she’s talking about. Some of the molicules in the lavender can cause harm in full sun…like the eo’s in the citrus family that should never be used on skin in the sun. She reiderated this countless times during my 2 yrs of study…Admittedly, there isnt much written on it ….but I absolutely take her word without question having learned so much . Besides her credentials and integrety in her work .
It’s info I think is important…and gladly share 🙂 for its potential harm. Those who decide to take it, great. Those who want to risk it , after knowing of an apposing View is fine too. Its good to question anything! Its how we learn and improve our products ! And even better when we share our findings and tips along the way.
That’s interesting. In my readings, I’ve seen that it offers a natural SPF of 4-6. Now I’m confused. 🤔
Ashley-Everywhere I’ve researched it’s been 38-40! Of course, that’s if you use it staight.
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Can you mix carrot seed oil in argan oil? I’m just trying to figure out something that would be natural and would also work well as a sunscreen and on fine lines!
Sadie-You can!! Also, look into Raspberry Leaf oil-it has a really high spf as well!
Thanks! One last thing…can I mix carrot and frank together?
Can you plz tell me whether carrot seed essential oil can be diluted in sweet almond oil for facial and body applications. If yes then how much would be the quantity for both??
Saniya-It can. The problem is it’s strong carrot smell. In a 1 ounce serum I usually add about 5-7 drops along with another oil like lavender to cut the smell.
Hi I was fair at my childhood but as days went I strtd bcuming tan now I am 19 nd looking lyk a normal shade girl. I want to increase my tone. Will tis carrot seed oil enhance it?
Janani-the carrot seed will help you not to burn and make your skin stronger towards the sun but I’m not sure it will help you enhance your tan.
I bought this brand, but don’t smell anything. Does this mean it’s fake – like maybe canola? Has anyone has success with this?
Susan-Carrot seed e.o. should smell really strong if it’s not diluted. I can only add 2-3 drops to products or else it’s too strong.
All your DIY recipes I’ve tried have done so much more for my skin than any high end cream/serum has ever done. So THANK YOU!
I just started using the Vitamin C serum. After reading everything you’ve posted about the benefits of carrot seed eo, I need to start using it. I don’t know if I’m understanding correctly. Does carrot seed have vitamin c in it as well? If so, can I use carrot seed in say another serum and also use the vitamin c serum at a separate time? Or is that too much vitamin C for my face to handle?
I want to SINCERELY THANK YOU for taking the time to answer my question. I appreciate it!
This is truly a wonderful post! Thank you for such great information. I feel that this may have already been answered indirectly via some of your responses to the comments so forgive me for asking again but I wanted to make sure I am clear: I know carrot seed oil and carrot seed ESSENTIAL oil are different, yes? I ask only because you have referred to it in both ways in the post and I wasn’t sure which one you were referring to. I put a few drops of carrot seed essential oil in my homemade facial serum and I was wondering if carrot seed essential oil causes photosensitivity? I want to make sure I am not using anything that is making my post acne dark spots darker! I hope this makes sense?
Katheleen-I’m actually not sure there is a difference. I could be wrong. All I have ever heard of is the essential oil. Carrot seed essential oil is incredible for sun damage. I increase it in my formulations around spring and through summer because it helps prevent sun spots. I’ve had many people attest to this as well! Hope this helps!
Hello mam. . I’m 21.. can I use carrot seed oil on my face for skin lightning?
Jasmine-I don’t think so-Try licorice root!
Pls I want a cream that will ligthen me,but not too much an give me a young glowing skin,and how much is it?
Anna-I don’t have a product that lightens the skin. Sorry!
I just read your post from 2015 recommending lavender for a baby with eczema. I would not recommend using lavender (or tea tree oil) on children, especially if the epidermis is not intact. In 2007, there was a report in the New England Journal of Medicine of boys developing gynecomastia (enlarged breasts) while using these products. Happily the condition subsided when they stopped using the products, but the estrogenic effects of some natural hormonally-active compounds can be harmful to children (and perhaps to other people with estrogen-sensitive cancer, such as some breast and ovarian tumors).