Ingredient Highlight: Carrot
Updated: May 13, 2019
Latin name: Daucus Carota
Carrot seed essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the dried seeds of wild carrot plant usually found in Europe. It is rich in antioxidants and other constituents that help skin look youthful. Besides being gentle on damaged skin, it has a lovely scent that has earthy undertones.
Carrot seed essential oil is appreciated for its ability to provide nurture to mature and damaged skin. In addition to a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene and other constituents, carrot seed essential oil is rich in effective antioxidants such as carotene and vitamin A, making it a popular choice in anti-aging skin products. These components fight damage done by free radicals, protect the skin from premature aging and help retain youthful looking skin. Carrot seed essential oil is also known to restore the elasticity of wrinkled or sun-damaged skin and to help skin healing process and formation of scar tissue. Carrot seed oil also has antiseptic, antiviral and disinfectant properties and may soothe skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and liver spots.
Carrot seed essential oil is used in our Alpine Oasis sensuelle foot polish to complement the sweet scent of cinnamon with its earthiness and nurture the skin that on feet can often be rough or damaged.