Wednesday, February 17, 2016

about carrot & beauty benefits (carrot, Daucus carota)

carrots in different shades
Did you know that the primary color of the carrot was purple? Experienced egyptiologists reveal than carrots were portrayed as purple in Egyptian tombs! Later, many growers tried to create different varieties such as white, red and yellow, while the famous orange version made by the Dutch, where they crossed the varieties between them. The purple variety is still cultivated though.
Carrot is known throughout Europe, biennial or one year old, blooms between June-August  and the edible parts are the roots and the fruits. It is eaten raw or cooked, but it is also used for its cosmetic properties. 
#diy carrot oil
Carrot is rich in minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium manganese and it also contains sugars, pectin, fatty acids, vitamins C, B1, B2, D and E. Its color is due to the intense presence of provitamin A (b-carotene). The synergy of the above ingredients makes it a therapeutic bomb either consumed through food or in skin care products.

From the carrot, we receive carrot oil, which we can produce on our own through extraction. It is considered one of the top skincare oils, moisturizes and nourishes, effectively, contributes to the skin regeneration, revitalises the hair but also has a high sun protection factor, so it almost always participates in sunscreen products. It soothes and prevents irritations, heals and refreshes, tightens the skin, maintaining its elasticity and fights free radicals which are responsible for premature aging.
carrot seed essential oil
The seeds offer their amazing essential oil, which is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, tonic and anti-wrinkle. Colorless with intense earthy fragrance.

Carrot tissue oil and carrot essential oil can be used in moisturizing and anti-aging products, in sunscreens, in soaps and lip balms, while they are widely used in anti-cellulite and stretch products.
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