One of the most underestimated essential oils is carrot seed oil. This oil offers numerous health benefits and is great for your skin and hair. The oil is also believed to have been in use since the times of the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians for medicinal and beauty purposes. However, the beauty benefits of this oil have not been known widely as compared to its uses in health care.
Also, this oil is not carrot oil and hence must not be confused for it. Carrot oil is prepared by crushing the roots of the carrot and obtaining the oil from it. Further, this oil is largely used in culinary whereas carrot seed oil has numerous uses in medicine and beauty. Here are some beauty benefits of carrot seed oil for you.
Used In Aromatherapy
The carrot seed oil has numerous beauty benefits and is used in aromatherapy procedures. This oil soothes, relaxes the skin, and also eliminates problems including stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue.
Rich In Antioxidants
Carrot seed oil is known for its richness in antioxidants. This oil can improve skin and hair health deeply by penetrating inside the skin and scalp and fight the oxidative stress that is present. This also keeps your skin and hair in check from sun damage and faster ageing skin.
Filled With Antibacterial Properties
Protecting the skin from microbes, the carrot seed oil is filled with anti-bacterial properties that may prevent skin allergies, acne breakout and the clogging of pores,(how can hard water damage your skin) etc. Bacteria gets accumulated over the skin and if not cleansed well, it gets absorbed in the skin oils and results in blackheads, whiteheads, and even pimples. Not only that, but it also keeps the scalp clean and promotes better hair health.
This oil is known for soothing and providing relaxation to the skin. It reduces inflammation, itching, drying and redness, and rashes on the skin and scalp and hence makes them smooth and relieved.
How To Use This Oil For Beauty
Take your aroma diffuser and add some water to it for an aroma therapy(aromatherapy facials)session, fill it with water then add 3-6 drops of this essential oil. In case you don’t have a diffuser at home then boil 2-3 cups of water and add about 10 drops of this amazing essential oil. You will be good to go!
Make A Carrot Seed Oil Scrub
This scrub will help you get rid of the dead skin cells and other dirt particles present in your skin. Start by adding 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, then 2 tablespoons of honey, add 4 tablespoons of organic coffee, 8 drops of carrot seed oil, and finally, stir in 6 drops of tea tree oil. Mix into a fine paste and apply to your skin. Scrub in a circular motion and then wash it off with water.
DIY Carrot Seed Face Mask
This mask will help you hydrate the skin, and make it look super beautiful. All you have to do is mix 1 teaspoon of fuller’s earth, 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel, and finally, add 2-4 drops of the carrot seed oil and mix. Apply this paste on your face and wash it off after 15 minutes for a great result.
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