When you think of carrots, what comes to mind? Healthy and crunchy? Good for your eyes? Great with a Sunday roast now the weather is cooler? True, true, and true. But there is something very special about this pointy, orange root vegetable, and it’s all to do with the seeds. Carrot seed oil has Superpowers.
Carrot Seed oil is derived from the dried seeds of the wild carrot plant (Daucus carota), not your regular Waitrose variety. This untamed plant has hairy leaves, and lacy white flowers with purple centers. Also called wild Queen Anne’s Lace, its origins can be traced back to Egypt, France and India.
What makes the oil so special? It has remarkable skin revitalising and toning properties, and it’s considered one of the best rejuvenating oils of all time. Often hailed as a miracle oil, Carrot seed gives skin a firmer fresher appearance by helping the body remove toxins and water build-up in the dermal tissue. This special oil is even said to promote cellular regeneration. Hello, sign us up! It’s rich in Carotene and Vitamin A, both of which are effective antioxidants that help your skin look its best. It is also widely used in aromatherapy due to its grounding scent. It’s a great tool for relieving stress and anxiety.
TOP 6 reasons to use carrot seed oil
1. Super Antioxidant: Antioxidants in this essential oil repair a lot of the damage done to your tissues by oxidants (free radicals), and stop them from doing further harm. Carrot Seed essential oil is super high in vitamins that encourage cellular repair and growth. In other words, Carrot Seed essential oil protects your skin from wrinkles!
2. Super Detoxifier: It has the ability to detoxify the blood, tissues, muscles and internal organs like the liver and kidneys. It helps flush toxins and water build-up in the skin.
3. Sun Protection: This amazing essential oil promotes natural sun protection of between 24-35 SPF, while allowing the beneficial rays through. That being said, you will burn if you spend a day in full, hot sun even with this oil in your skin care.
4. Super Stimulant: Carrot Seed oil stimulates both circulation and metabolic function. (mmm… carrot cake?)
5. Aromatherapy: Widely used for its mild and soothing, earthy aroma. It is very effective for relieving stress and anxiety, and for promoting a sense of wellbeing.
6. Antiseptic, Antiviral & Disinfectant: This powerful essential oil can treat infections, protect against their effects, and it has antiseptic properties, including the ability to prevent tetanus (this is commonly reported, however we were unable to find a study that confirmed as much). It’s pretty potent stuff!
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Notes: According to Leung’s Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients, Carrot Seed essential oil is non-toxic. However, like other essential oils, never INGEST Carrot Seed during pregnancy, and it would be wise to avoid this essential oil during the first trimester. It is not the same as eating carrots!