The benefits of carrot oil
Carrot is rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene, synonymous with a cure-all for skin, eyesight and hair. Carrot oil is a fantastic product for healing, relieving, hydrating, rejuvenating, detoxifying, disinfecting and protecting. So many benefits in one product? Yes, and they can be assimilated both from the inside, through food and supplements, and from outside our body.
Carrot oil can be obtained in two ways. The real carrot oil is obtained thanks to the maceration of dried carrots and then ground in a vegetable oil (oleolito), where the roots release all their principles. UGood carrot oil must contain at least 0,35% beta-carotene to be truly effective. But this does not exist. In fact, we also find on the market carrot seed oil, an essential oil extract that is steam distilled from the seeds of the wild carrot plant. The wild carrot grows in Asia, North Africa and Europe and, while having a scientific name similar to the carrot grown for commercial purposes, that is Daucus Carota sativa, it represents its wild ancestor.
What is the difference between carrot oil and carrot seed oil?
Carrot seed oil is extracted from wild carrot seeds and has a pale yellow color. Orange carrot oil, on the other hand, is derived from the common carrot root, Daucus Carota. Rich in beta carotene, antioxidants, and vitamins B, C, and E, carrot seed oil has numerous health benefits. It is used for the treatment of many problems, starting from skin care and everything related, such as acne, boils, ulcers, sores, eczema, infections and psoriasis.
Carrot seed oil is also used to relieve stress and anxiety. In aromatherapy it is in fact effective for the treatment of disorders related to hypertension and neurasthenia, or chronic fatigue syndrome; moreover, carrot seed oil improves inner vision, allowing those who use it to perceive what is the right thing to do in moments of confusion. Finally, it helps to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of energy, especially between the solar plexus and the heart chakra.
Massaged on slightly damp skin, the precious carrot oil also stimulates blood circulation, improves metabolism and helps relieve muscle tension, providing relief against arthritis and rheumatism.
Taken orally, it is often found in the form of gelatinous pearls, carrot seed oil helps detoxify the body and is commonly used in the treatment of jaundice and similar ailments. Improves digestion and helps cleanse the kidneys. It can be useful in treating gingivitis, stomach, mouth or throat problems. Let's not forget its exceptional properties of skin protection and nourishment: with its antioxidant and protective action of the epithelia, it can be useful to slow down the degradation processes of the epidermis subjected to solar radiation, thus favoring a rapid and uniform tan, and reducing the risks of sunburn. Carrot seed oil can also be used diluted in the bath.
To learn more:
> The properties, benefits and contraindications of carrot essential oil
> Carrots: properties, nutritional values and calories