Shocking Benefits of Carrot Oil for Hair and Skin

(Last Updated On: August 11, 2019)

So, what is the big shock about using carrot oil to treat hair and skin? We know carrots are good for the eyes. But carrot oil for the hair and skin? This sounds like a very strange, to say the least. If you are going put carrot oil on your hair and skin, you might as well rub marshmallows in your hair and skin. By the way, did you ever see Bugs Bunny massaging carrot oil in his scalp or on his skin? But contrary to popular belief, carrot oil is wonderful for the hair and skin.

There have been real benefits for people who have dared to go against the grain and incorporate carrot oil in their hair and skin conditioning. Carrot oil can be very healthy for your skin and hair. Let’s delve into the subject and find out why!

The Makeup of Carrot Oil

The Makeup of Carrot Oil

Carrot oil is extracted directly from the dried seeds of carrots by steam distillation and in its best and purest form it’s made into a  thick orange-colored paste that will work wonders for the skin and hair. Be careful when applying it to your skin or hair because a little bit goes a long way. This famous oil is known for its antibacterial and healing properties. This gentle oil is highly capable of infusing moisture into the skin, scalp, and hair. It is a beauty treatment of the finest caliber. You can either use it with other oils or by itself. If you have purchased mongolian hair then carrot oil is perfect to keep it looking stunning. 

Furthermore, carrot oil can lubricate the outer most layer of the skin restoring moisture loss due to evaporation. The oil is used widely in moisturizers because of this ability. It also has healing properties that heal the skin by softening the tissue this, in turn, helps to fight skin conditions such as eczema.  

Benefits of Carrot Oil

Carrot oil is suggested to heal various kinds of cancer such as in the stomach, mouth, and kidneys. Its cancer-fighting ability is due to its antioxidant properties and other medicinal properties found in its natural components. It has antiviral and antiseptic properties that help to fight infections. They cure ulcers, sores, and other stomach ailments. Carrot oil is a known stimulant that helps circulation and metabolic functions. The oil also stimulates enzymes and hormones. You will even feel more alert because it will stimulate brain activities and nerves.

It acts as a detoxifier because it cleanses blood, tissues and other internal organs like the liver and kidneys. It eliminates urine in the blood, tissues, and joints. This helps fight arthritis and rheumatism. Another benefit it is used on a large scale in aromatherapy because of its soothing scent it is a notable stress reliever. It prevents the skin from getting wrinkles, and it can relieve muscle aches, increase the production of erythrocytes and help with your eyesight.

Carrot Oil won’t Turn Your Hair Orange

Carrot Oil won’t Turn Your Hair Orange

Actually, carrot oil has many nutrients which are beneficial for hair such as vitamin A and E. This oil can prevent hair loss and promote hair growth, which indirectly retains the hair. It also leaves hair looking shinier. It’s an excellent moisturizer for hair and skin. Further benefits for hair are: as we mentioned earlier promotes hair growth, makes hair soft, shiny and smooth. It improves blood circulation and strengthens hair roots. It protects hair from environmental damages, such as sunlight and pollution. You must use it on a regular basis to reap fruit from the above benefits.     

You can use carrot oil in a therapeutic hair mask which will significantly help with your hair and scalp nourishment because of its ample moisture supply. Let’s look at some carrot oil recipes. Peel a banana and carrot and cut them into little pieces and mix them in a little bit of olive oil. Now, mix this solution with some curd in a mixer making it into a paste. Massage the paste into your hair and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wash it off with shampoo. Wait for the results you will experience from using carrot oil paste. Carrots, in paste form, will promote hair growth, prevent hair breakage and enhance overall hair health.

You can use carrot oil as a hair conditioner. Do this by heating up a ½ cup of carrot oil and putting it in a bowl and applying it gently to your hair. It’s suggested you apply a moisturizing conditioner on top of the carrot oil treatment. Cover your hair with a shower cap and set yourself under a hair dryer for 30 minutes. Wash it out entirely and then style your hair. Enjoy your soft and moisturized hair.

Carrot pre-shampoo is another feature you can use with carrot oil. If you are bored with using oils, this treatment is for you. To make the paste get one or two carrots and cut it into small pieces. Mix this with olive oils or other essential oils then heat up this mixture for about five minutes. Add some curd to the solution making it into a paste. It will look as good as a smoothie but don’t drink it because it won’t taste good like a smoothie. Remember you aren’t at your local fast food restaurant. Massage the paste gently into your hair and leave in for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes wash the paste out with an excellent shampoo. The pre-shampoo will stimulate hair growth and leave hair shiny and healthy.

Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot oil can make your hair strong. To accomplish this you should consider using the following recipe on a regular basis. Get a half cup of carrot oil and boil it. Next, sort your hair into sections and apply the mixture into your hair. Cover your hair thoroughly with the solution and then start massaging it into your in circular motions. Continue this process for 15 minutes until you think the solution is wholly absorbed in your scalp. Cover your hair with a shower cap and sit under a dryer for one hour. Now, you are free to wash it out of your hair. Again, follow the carrot mentioned above oil recipes consistently to enjoy the full benefits of carrot oil.

Who Wants Orange Skin

Who wants Orange Skin

“Ok, I definitely don’t want orange skin so why should I pour carrot oil all over my face. I don’t want to walk around looking like a pumpkin.” You may be thinking this, but really carrot oil will help your skin tremendously. Here’s how: You want to follow these instructions directly. Disperse 4 to 5 drops of carrot oil into a bowl. Apply the oil directly to your skin and massage it in gently. Use this application at night only because it will reduce wrinkles and thin lines.

Your next line of help is to make a carrot shampoo bar. Yes, you heard right but don’t eat it because you will not enjoy the results of chomping it down. Anyway, you can make an effective carrot shampoo bar with carrot oil, milk, and honey. This shampoo bar will moisturize and keep your skin smooth. Create a carrot lotion and then apply it all over your skin it is the best way to cover your skin adequately.

Be careful While Using Carrot Oil   

Carrot seed oil is a sweet-scented oil

Before we talk more about the benefits of using carrot oil, let’s talk about the care we need to take in using it.

First off, pregnant women should never use carrot oil It could be unhealthy for the mother and child. Also, to pregnant women, people suffering from epilepsy and asthma should never use carrot oil. It is suggested it can be used for respiratory ailments, but excessive use can lead to vomiting and concussions. Secondly, after you use the carrot oil stay indoors for two to three days or cover up your skin. Always, mix it with some type of carrier oil like coconut oil. Before using carrot oil on a regular basis, put a couple of drops in an area of your skin and let it sit for one day and see if any skin irritations form. If your skin remains clear you are able to use carrot oil.

Make Your Own Carrot Oil

Make your own carrot oil

If you are very adventurous, you can make your own carrot oil. Wash then peel and skin the carrots. Now, grate the carrots either with a grater or in a food processor. Put the carrots in a crock pot and pour the oil of your choice into it. Pour about 2 1/4 cups or 18 ounces of the oil into the crockpot.  Set your crock pot to the lowest temperature but be sure it’s maintained at a warm temperature. You should infuse the oil with heat for about 24 to 72 hours. Don’t let the temperature fall below 100 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit; you will observe the oil starting to become orange in color.

Once the heat infusion process is complete pour the carrots and oil mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth and strain. Reserve the oil and toss the carrots. You can now store it until you are ready to use the solution. It will store for six to eight months.

Further Uses for Carrot Oil      

Further uses for Carrot Oil      

We mentioned this solution earlier in this article. But this is a little different twist on the mixture. Mix five drops of essential carrot seed oil with helichrysum and two ounces of oil-infused carrot oil to mature skin nightly. Do this consistently for optimum results. This will smooth out facial wrinkles, reduce fine lines and eliminate age spots. Carrots may not be everyone’s favorite food to eat, but its value is found as a beauty treatment for the hair and skin. Carrot oil comes in two forms: an essential oil which comes from carrot seeds and is the most potent of the two. It’s rich in nutrients, and there is also carrot root oil which can be purchased. It’s made from carrot roots and peels. (It’s also known as a carrier oil.) Both types of oil carry antioxidants that will moisturize the head and scalp.

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It is believed that these antioxidants help fight off free radicals which will harm our bodies and it’s reported to delay aging. The oil contains vitamins A, C, and E which also assists in slowing down aging; it also protects our skin from ultraviolet rays. (This is where carrot tanning oil is used.) Carrot oil is also a great addition to any DIY sunscreen lotion with an SPF of 38. There are so many benefits to using carrot oil. The oil is also rich in beta-carotene which has other benefits to help your hair and skin. Carrot oil will also assist in improving dry, fragile hair locks because it improves blood circulation thereby helping with hair growth. It’s also claimed carrot oil helps with split ends. You can also stimulate the growth of new cells by applying carrot oil to the hair and scalp because as we mentioned earlier, it’s an excellent source of vitamin A, E, and beta-carotene. These will produce sebum in your hair and scalp giving them much needed moisture. In turn, carrot oil will enhance the overall health of the hair and make it shine. Massage the oil into the scalp two or more times a week for the best results.   

Rinse Those Hair Breakages Away with Carrot Oil

Rinse those Hair Breakages away with Carrot oil   

Yes, you read right, a carrot oil rinse which you can make at home. This rinse is made with some unlikely ingredients mixed together. This is a strange sounding mixture, but it sure does work. If you have vowed to stop using hair shampoo forever, this mixture is for you. You may also save money and strand moisture by making this carrot oil rinse yourself. So, use some freshly brewed tea and add 8-10 drops of carrot seed essential oil to the tea. This mixture is an excellent source of vitamins that will stop hair breakage once and for all.

Did You Say Anti-Aging Facial Serum

Did you say Anti-Aging Facial Serum

Yes, that is what has been claimed that an anti-aging serum can be produced from carrot oil. Everyone wants to look younger. You surely don’t want such deep frown lines in your face that it looks like you have never smiled your entire life. You don’t want to be stuck in a frozen frown face forever. Carrot oil may help with these problems as well. This serum will help with filling in deep frown lines naturally. Mix two tablespoons of macadamia nut oil (jojoba is a worthy alternative) to six drops of carrot seed oil and four drops clary sage essential oil. The serum works best if applied nightly after a tall glass of water. Another option for making carrot oil hair rinse is to mix two or three drops of carrot oil with every one teaspoon of apple cider. Apply the mixture to the hair as the final rinse. The best results will occur if you let the rinse set in your hair for a few minutes then rinse it out with cold water.

Skin Conditions are gone with Carrot Oil

Skin Conditions are gone with Carrot Oil

Scientists think that a central ingredient found in carrot seeds known as “caratol” will help rejuvenate skin by restoring skin. Carrot oil also helps to eliminate skin issues such as psoriasis and dermatitis by reviving skin and stimulating new skin cell growth. People with dry or oily skin can use carrot oil. Basically, it’s beneficial for all skin types. It will balance all skin types. It gives the pores just enough moisture so they won’t clog. Anyone with dry, dull and lifeless skin should use carrot oil. It will leave your face shining in no time.

Wrapping it up with Carrot oil

Drinking carrot juice will supposedly clear blemishes off the face

So, we have come to the close of our discussion about the many benefits carrot oil has for the hair and skin. (Don’t shout or clap too loud!) We need to be careful with the application of the different forms of carrot oil. Never use carrot oil excessively because you will put your health in jeopardy. You don’t want your skin turning orange (This isn’t a joke) from applying too much carrot oil on your face for an extended period of time.

It will make the hair and skin shiny and healthy looking. The hair can be stimulated to grow by carrot oil protecting a person from hair loss. It will cure split ends, and it will revitalize dry-looking hair. It also helps to stop hair breakage.

Carrot oil isn’t limited to helping with hair problems it will also benefit in skin health. It will fight certain skin diseases, and it will rejuvenate and stimulate new skin cell growth. Carrot oil fills in deep frown lines, stops age spots and reduces wrinkles in the skin. It really is supposed to slow down the aging process in the skin as well. Give carrot oil a try, and you will be absolutely amazed at the changes it will produce in your skin and hair. An ounce of carrot oil keeps hair loss away.


Updated: September 05, 2018 by Dr. Kimberly Langdon M.D. All medical facts and points stated on this page are correct as of this date. Please be aware that new content and additional references were added in this last update. All the content and media has been uploaded by Lily Greene our webmaster, who is also in charge of page design. 

Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.