Secret Ingredient: Carrot Seed Oil (daucus carota sativa)

Colorful Carrots

Colorful Carrots

The oil derived from Carrot seed (daucus carota sativa) is a premier skin healing, rejuvinating oil. It is this wonderful oil’s high carotol content that gives it it’s reknowned skin-regenerative properties, which is why it is a key ingredient to skin special products such as my Rejenerative Skin Serum and eye creams like my Chamomile and Green Tea Eye Potion. (visit http://www.lilithsapothecary.etsy.com)

Carrot Seed Oil is a thin, yellow oil distilled from ground seeds is rich in Beta-Carotene. Not only beneficial for mature skin, sundamaged skin, or skin that is exposed to harsh weather conditions, it is also valued for its soothing, relaxing properties. Part of its strength is that it not only helps sun spots or other signs of age or damage fade over time, but it also helps to prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place! Look for this ingredient in top class facial care products aimed for skin regeneration or repair.

Try this on for size!

DIY Rejenerative Treatment Oil
* This can be used as a facial treatment moisturizer, make-up remover, or oil cleanser.

15 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil
10 drops Rosewood Essential Oil
5 drops Geranium Essential Oil
2 Tablespoons Carrot Seed Oil (different from the E.O. ~ an infused or mascerated oil made from the pulp)
4 Tablespoons Jojoba oil or sweet almond Oil

Shake well, store in a dark, glass bottle or jar.

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6 Responses to Secret Ingredient: Carrot Seed Oil (daucus carota sativa)

  1. I will definitely need to remember this herbal oil when I go to the local organic food store — thx for sharing the great tip!

  2. janeen says:

    HI!
    this recipe looks amazing but I’m confused–how can this one serum be a leave-on moisturizer AND a cleanser (designed to be washed off) at the same time? I thought things you put on your face to be washed off were not necessarily the same things you wanted to leave ON your face? I’m intrigued. Can you please explain this idea a little?

    • lilithsapothecary says:

      Janeen! I am sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I was on vacation (for once). Anyway, many facial oils can act as wonderful, complex, and nutrient-rich moisturizers that can be left on your face, but amazingly, you can also use oils as cleansers to remove make-up, especially certain ones with more ‘cleansing’ or astringent ability. I make a facial cleansing oil for just this purpose, as it takes off the make-up (even mascara), and leaves the face soft and protected at the same time. If you have really dry skin, you could even add a bit more of a serum like the one above to further nourish the skin. So oils can really double as a cleanser AND a moisturizer, depending on the combination you use (i.e. I wouldn’t use castor oil as a moisturizer but I would use it in a cleansing formula. But you could use an oil like hazelnut or olive for both purposes, potentially!). Hope that helps

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