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.
So there you have it-carrot seed essential oil benefits for skin are definitely impressive and worth trying a bottle!