Carotene rich Carrot Seed essential oil is somewhat of a pioneer for addressing skin issues. Not to be confused with Carrot Oil, Carrot Seed helps with wrinkles, skin irritations, acne, rashes and when blended with Birch oil (Parsley essential oil is effective as well), can help with edema. Seven months into Covid, daily face mask wearing has created challenges for those of us with sensitive skin. Yes, Maskne is a real thing and it is Carrot Seed essential oil that has provided my skin with much needed relief from irritation thanks to Vitamin A, C, B1 and B2 in the essential oil. The scent is woody with root notes which adds an interesting mystery to Oriental and Fantasy compositions.
In Gattefosse’s “Formulary of Perfumes and Cosmetics”, the author recommended blending Carrot Seed and Clary Sage essential oils to give vitality and vigor to skin. Of course, he also recommended Menthyl salicylate and artificial lilac as an acne lotion. Different times.
Suggested uses: Blend with Cedarwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Citrus, Cypress and Cassie. Can be added to Jojoba, Apple Seed or other light carrier oils for effective acne treatments or irritated skin from masks.