Carrot Red Carrier Oil
- Product Code: CO-C02
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £8.50
Red Carrot Carrier Oil (Infused in Sunflower) offers extraordinary skin protection and conditioning benefits and is an intensely hydrating massage oil often referred to in the beauty world as "liquid gold". Its humble origins belie it's powerfully therapeutic properties which make it the King of all carrier oils.
As the lovely warm red colour indicates, Red Carrot Oil contains high levels of carotenoids, a class of easily assimilated antioxidants that are present in a wide range of brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables but most abundant in carrots. Antioxidants protect human cells from harmful free-radical attack. Free-radicals are produced by a wide range of environmental pollutants, including UVR. If left unchecked by antioxidants, free-radicals damage both the structure and function of cell membranes, resulting in premature aging, cancer and an array of degenerative diseases.
Red Carrot oil is also rich in skin nurturing beta carotene, vitamins A and E, and pro-vitamin A.
The oil is particularly good for revitalising and rejuvenating mature or prematurely ageing skin, environmentally damaged skin, or skin affected by poor nutrition. It is also beneficial for dry, itchy and inflamed skin.
Carrot oil can be added to creams and lotions, used in face masks and facial oils, and is also prized for its sun protection factors.
Professional Tip: The experts at Base Formula recommend it to be blended at 10% dilution with Apricot or Almond oil or on its own for very sensitive, ultra-dry or sun damaged skin.
Caution: used on its own it can add a slightly reddy/golden tone to the skin.
Facial Oil for dry, damaged or prematurely aged skin
Combine 40ml Apricot Kernel Oil, 10ml Jojoba Oil, 5ml Argan Oil and 5ml Red Carrot Oil with 2 drops Neroli essential oil, 2 Rose, 3 Frankincense and 3 Benzoin. Shake well before use. Apply 20 minutes before bed and dab off any excess oil with a facial tissue before retiring or you may find you stain your pillow cases yellow!
Nourishing Body Lotion
Mix 100ml Organic Moisturising Lotion, 10ml Jojoba Oil, 5ml warmed Extra Virgin Coconut Butter, 5ml Red Carrot Oil, 20 drops Geranium essential oil, 10 Sweet Orange, 10 Bergamot and 5 Patchouli. Shake well before applying. Perfect to use as a rich Winter body lotion. Note: if you're off on a Winter holiday do not use before sunbathing due to the phototoxic nature of the citrus oils!
Nourishing Face Mask
To give your complexion that extra boost before a big night out – or a good “feed” once a week – try adding 2ml Red Carrot Oil to your usual blend. I like to mash ½ avocado and add ½ teaspoon runny honey and 1 heaped dessert spoonful of White Kaolin Clay. I then stir in 2ml Red Carrot Oil and 2 drops each of Neroli, Rose and Benzoin essential oil. Apply to face and neck and leave on for 20 minutes before splashing off with cold water.