Make no mistake – Carrot Seed Oil and Carrot Oil are not the same. Carrot oil is a carrier oil made from the sweet orange root vegetable that we know so well, and is full of Vitamin K. Carrot seed oil is an essential oil which is steam distilled from the seeds of the wild carrot plant, commonly known as Queen Anne’s Lace.
Queen Anne’s Lace is a plant whose flowers are a favourite amongst pollinators such as bees and butterflies, and is well-regarded by gardeners as a companion plant. Also known as wild carrot, it has its origins in the temperate regions of Europe and southwest Asia. This humble plant has pretty white flowers, and its seeds have some amazing properties. This has led to its use in medicine and skincare by the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese, French, and Indians, since ancient times
Its main chemical constituents are carotol, alpha-pinene, sabinene, beta-caryophyllene, daucene, beta-bisabolene, and daucol.
This unique chemical composition makes Carrot Seed oil a supportive and protective agent that, when applied to the skin, helps to enhance skin health, as well as repair any damage to skin that has been exposed to pollution and environmental stress. This reduces the signs of ageing. It also stimulates the growth of new skin, thus promoting a clearer, brighter, evenly toned complexion.
Carrot seed oil also has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, so it relieves skin from irritation associated with ailments such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and sores, leaving skin looking and feeling smooth, firm, nurtured and revitalized.
Regular use of Carrot Seed Essential Oil on the dry and cracked skin can result in the faster healing of scars, the calming of irritation, and the fading of redness and unwanted marks such as age spots.
Furthermore, Carrot Seed Oil is useful in aromatherapeutical applications. It’s woody, sweet scent helps to relieve stress and anxiety.
Carrot Seed oil is a powerhouse oil, which is why it was included in the special formulation of our Double Double anti-aging skincare range. Everybody is different, so we made 3 different delivery systems – Double Double Corrective Serum contains the highest concentrations of special oils, closely followed by the Double Double Face Balm and Double Double Face Cream.