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Herbal oils - Part II - Carrot oil

Botanical name: Daucus carota

Infused in Baobab oil, this versatile herbal carrot oil is very light and quickly absorbed into the skin

The Carrot plant was well known to the ancients and is mentioned by Greek and Latin writers under various names. From the time of Dioscorides and Pliny to the present day, the Carrot has been in constant use as a food and in herbal medicine. The carrot root macerated / infused in a carrier oil releases over time all the beneficial properties of the plant into the oils.

Carrot herbal oil has been traditionally used to heal wounds, burns, for mature skin, remedy skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema, scar tissue, rashes, itching. This oil is so versatile that can be used for dry and oily as well as normal skin type.

Herbal oil is not an essential oil and it is a safe oil to use topically either combined with other carrier oils and butters or by itself.

Active constituents: Carrot herbal oil is rich in the fat soluble β-carotene which is the most well-known provitamin A carotenoid. β-carotene is the component responsible for giving Carrot  oil its rich red/orange color as well as its therapeutic benefits.

Therapeutic benefits:
Beta carotene is the precursor for the provitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for the skin and promotes healthy tissue formation as well as protects the skin from ultra-violet radiation. beta-carotene also exhibits antioxidant activity, deeply hydrates the skin. Rich in vitamin E use it to revitalize and calm the skin. Ideal for oily and acne prone skin but due to its calming and rejuvenating properties it can be used for any skin type.