The carrot seed oil has been around for centuries. It is extracted from Daucus carota of the Apiaceae family and is also known as ‘Wild Carrot’ and ‘Queen Anne’s lace’. This is the essential oil extracted from the seeds and should not be confused with a macerated oil made when people infuse the carrot material in a base oil. This precious oil has a number of benefits and uses. Read on to know about it.
Carrot seed oil has the ability to detoxify the blood, tissues, muscles and internal organs like the liver and kidneys. It can neutralize excess bile secreted from the liver and can help cure infections in the liver in cases of jaundice. It eliminates toxins like uric acid from the blood, tissues, muscles and joints.
It tones up tissues and muscles and increases their efficiency; it tones the liver, stomach and the entire digestive system and regulates the flow of digestive juices. It also tones the skin and prevents it from hanging loose or showing signs of aging.
Carrot Seed Oil stimulates circulation and metabolic functions, along with the secretions of hormones, enzymes, gastric juices, bile and flowing of the intestines.
Carrot seed oil is widely used in aromatherapy because of its mild and soothing aroma, which is found to be very effective in relieving stress and anxiety.
Carrot seed oil is powerful enough to cure various kinds of infections. The antiseptic properties helps them to fight against the effects of infections. They are found to be extremely effective in curing sores, ulcers and other stomach related problems.
Carrot seed oil’s benefits for the skin stem largely from the presence of vitamin A and beta-carotene in it. Both of these ingredients are antioxidants, nutrients that shield the skin from oxidative particles known as free radicals. The human body is constantly bombarded by free radicals, which act on cells and produce what is known as oxidative damage. The gradual oxidative damage caused by free radicals is the primary mechanism for aging.
RECIPE FOR ANTI-WRINKLE SERUM:
Things you need-
- 1 tablespoon rosehip oil
- 1 tablespoon carrot oil
In this recipe, you can use store bought carrot oil or make your own as per the recipe here >> Just substitute coconut oil with almond oil in carrot oil recipe.
Combine together rosehip oil and carrot oil and transfer to an easy-to-use amber dropper bottle.
Use a few drops to massage your skin before bedtime. Can be used under night cream.
MORE USES WITH CARROT OIL:
Heat up about 1/2 cup of carrot oil, part hair in sections and apply the oil directly to your scalp, taking care not to burn your scalp. Once your whole head is covered, begin massaging your scalp in firm circular motions for up to 15 minutes ensuring the oil is completely absorbed into your scalp. Cover with a shower cap and sit under a steamer for up to an hour. Rinse out thoroughly and style as usual. You can also use it as midweek scalp massage oil.
Place 3 tbsp. aloe vera juice, 3 tbsp. liquid Castile soap and 3 tbsp. sunflower oil in a small plastic, flip-top bottle. Add 3 drops carrot-seed essential oil, 3 drops geranium essential oil and 1 tsp. vegetable glycerine and shake well. Wash your face with warm water. Smooth about 1 tbsp. of the carrot seed cleanser into your skin until it forms lather. Rinse with warm water.
Carrot seed oil can be added to your last hair rinse for a moisturizing and silky effect. Just brew 1 cup green tea and strain. Add few drops of carrot seed oil; say 10-15 drops and shake well. Use this as the last hair rinse.