Carrot seed oil: The health benefits of this essential oilLast updated on Mar 21, 2021, 11:16 pm
Carrot seed oil is an essential oil that is primarily used for aromatherapy.
It is extracted from the Daucus carota plant and has a warm and earthy aroma.
The carrot seed oil has several antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties and is usually used with a carrier oil (like coconut or avocado).
It is different from carrot oil and is intended for topical use alone.
Helps improve mood; add few drops to an oil diffuser
Aromatherapy helps in uplifting the mood and aids in psychological and mental well-being.
Carrot seed oil is widely used in aromatherapy to help relieve symptoms of anxiety, stress, weakness, and fatigue.
To reap the benefits of carrot oil through aromatherapy, all you have to do is add a few drops of the oil to an oil diffuser and inhale its scent.
Is an effective sunscreen, mix it with a carrier oil
Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is a measure of a sunscreen's ability to prevent UVB rays from damaging the skin.
The carrot seed oil is said to have an SPF between 30-40, making it quite an effective sunscreen that can be used in a tropical climate.
However, it should be mixed with a carrier oil like coconut or olive oil before application on the skin.
Helps in treating skin conditions like vitiligo, dermatitis, eczema
Anecdotal evidence suggests that carrot seed oil is beneficial in treating vitiligo, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.
A study conducted in 2016 proves that carrot seed oil has antibacterial properties and it inhibits the growth of many harmful bacteria on the skin.
It was also noted that the oil targets the bacteria alone, and does not cause any damage to the underlying skin.
Helps in hair growth and prevents hair fall
Many people who have used this oil vouch for its properties in aiding the growth and thickening of hair.
It is also believed to be a great hair conditioner and leaves the hair shinier and smoother.
The oil also prevents hair loss by strengthening the follicles. It also boosts blood circulation to the scalp and relieves conditions like dry scalp, itching, and dandruff.