Nutritious and conditioning
Carrots are rich in antioxidant beta carotene (vitamin A) and of vitamin B among others. These high levels of nutrient help keep the skin looking healthly and supple. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that helps to maintain skin’s elasticity and brightness. It also combats the effect of the sun on skin, helping to remove blemishes.
Sometimes called Queen Anne's lace in North America, the clusters of tiny white flowers of the wild carrot found in Asia, North Africa and Europe look like lace and the red dots represent the blood where Queen Anne pricked herself with a needle. The wild carrot shares its Latin name with the commercially cultivated carrot, but it is actually its wild ancestor.
To make an infusion, carrots are boiled in water as if making tea. The infusion will carry the great properties of carrots as long as their nice sweet and green scent.
Carrot seed oil is a pale yellow liquid obtained by steam distillation. It has a slightly sweet and earthy aroma and can be used to condition hair, skin and gums.