If you know me, you know I am always trying new things out in the health and beauty department. I have an entire cupboard dedicated to supplements. My husband can attest to that, much to his chagrin.
There are some things I love, and use over and over (hello turmeric)…and other things that get relegated to the back of the cupboard never to see the light of day again (fermented cod liver, hella gross).
Beauty and health are completely linked in my mind.
When my skin is looking dull, I don’t go to Macy’s beauty counter and buy expensive creams. I play around with my own concoctions. I’ve seen different companies putting out products with essential oils however they also have fillers, preservatives, extra fragrances, and they are expensive. I’m frugal, people (cheap, I’m cheap, ok…)
One product that has really impressed me lately had been carrot seed essential oil. I bought this from plant therapy for $11.
It’ll last me a year, at least. I mixed it with purified water in a mister, roughly 4 ounces water with 20 drops oil. I shake it up and mist it onto my clean skin.
Carrot seed oil is amazing for skin health. It is regenerative and may have up to 30 SPF. I won’t go into all the benefits but you can read a bit more here https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/carrot-seed-essential-oil.html
I really did see results overnight with my problematic skin.
I have oily skin prone to redness and blotchiness. I usually don’t feel confident leaving the house without foundation and a full face of makeup. The carrot seed oil really helps make my complexion look so much better that I’ve been skipping makeup (save for mascara and filling in my super light eyebrows so people can read my facial expressions!) which is something I wouldn’t have done a couple weeks ago.
Which was the goal because I don’t like having to put it on and clogging my pores. Plus it shaves ten minutes off my routine, which is a huge plus. Also, I’m putting zero potentially harmful chemicals on my face. Happy dance!
I’m nearly 31 and I don’t have wrinkles yet but I could see how this oil could help with that as well. I wouldn’t swear by it’s abilities as a natural sunblock but I’ve ventured out into the blazing sun a couple times wearing carrot seed and only carrot seed (hahahaha) and no sunburn or even tanning happened.
This is a natural product and has a natural smell. I like it, personally. But it’s a strong smell and you may or may not be able to tolerate it. You could also mix it with rose or lavender oil to make it more pleasant, and with extra skin health benefits!!