Also known as Queen Anne’s Lace, wild carrot produces an oil that boasts numerous skin-enhancing benefits. Rich in carotene and vitamin A, this earthy-scented oil nourishes and cleanses the skin, provides antioxidant protection against aging, and both prevents and treats infections.
Native to Europe and now found growing wild across much of the United States, wild carrot (Daucus carota) has an impressive legacy; its healing properties have been hailed by the ancient Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, French, and Indians, who used it extensively to reduce inflammation and soothe digestion.
Carrot seed oil is extracted via steam distillation, usually from the leaves and stems of the wild carrot plant. Some constituents of carrot seed oil include beta-terpene, gamma-terpinene, camphene, limonene, myrcene, beta bisabolene, carotol, and geranyl acetate. When most people think of carotene, they think keener eyesight; however, carotene is also excellent for the skin.
Containing both vitamin A and the potent antioxidant compounds called carotenoids, carrot seed oil doesn’t simply protect your skin from signs of aging; it helps slow the aging process within the cells by preventing them from wearing out as quickly from oxidative stress. This benefits bodysystems, not just your skin. Aside from keeping your skin smooth and your hair from turning white, antioxidants also keep your joints from getting stiff and your muscles from getting weak, and slows the advance of age-related vision deterioration. It can also help your body destroy certain types of cancer cells. Found in red, yellow, and orange vegetables, carotenoids cannot be manufactured in the body and must be obtained from the diet—or your skincare regimen!
Carrot seed oil has the proven ability to treat infections and prevent their occurrence, making it an excellent treatment choice for skin sores and open wounds. As a topical disinfectant, it is effectiveintreating gangrene, rashes, psoriasis, and carbuncles and can even prevent the occurrence of tetanus. When ingested, it treats internal infections such as those of the throat, stomach, intestines, and urinary system. It also effective against viral infections such as the flu, cold, coughs, measles, and mumps. With its ability to fight bacteria, carrot seed oil is a valuable addition to any skin care routine and can help prevent the occurrence of acne.
By detoxifying the blood, muscles, kidneys, and liver, carrot seed oil helps the body excrete toxins and metabolic waste. It has liver and heart protective effects and can slow the advance of arthritis, gout, and rheumatism by eliminating uric acid from the body. It also reduces edema and neutralize excess liver bile secretions. It helps expel gas from the digestive system to relieve bloating and pressure. Carrot seed oil can help keep your body healthy both inside and out!Experience its detoxifying benefits through the application of Face Essentials.
A tonic is a plant or compound that supports and uplifts the general health of the body. Spoil your skin with rich, nourishing carrot seed oil, and watch it smooth, tone, and tighten before your eyes! Great for oily, dry, and combination skin, carrot seed oil soaks in quickly and doesn't leave a greasy residue. By toning skin and muscle tissue, it prevents sagging and wrinkles. Bringing cellular activity into balance, the toning properties of carrot seed oil are great for any skin type.
Carrot seed oil stimulates circulation, bringing vital blood flow to your skin cells. This increased blood flow also helps keep the skin firm and smooth. By stimulating your body to produce the right compounds at the right time, it can bring sebum production into balance, making it a good choice for both dry and oily skin.
According toThe Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide by KG Stiles, “Harmonizing for all skin types, carrot seed oil’s skin-nourishing and rejuvenating action makes it a useful addition to most facial and skincare formulas. Its cooling effect is ideal for soothing sensitive or inflamed cell tissue.”
Healthy, happy skin is part of what makes a healthy, happy you! Skincare is important to your self-care. Your skin works hard to protect your body—isn’t it time you spoiled it a little? Add a little carrot seed oil to your moisturizing routine;use our Face Essentials Daily Protect formula, whichcontainscarrot seed oil along with other skin-nourishing botanicals, to feel the benefits for yourself.
Carrot seed oil blends well withbergamot,juniper,lavender,lemon,lime,orange,avocado,cedarwood andgeranium oils. Combine any of these to take your self-care regimen to the next level. Your skin will thank you for it!