Derived from the seeds of carrot plants, carrot seed oil has an earthy aroma. This gentle oil is reputed to have antibacterial and healing properties, according to "Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals," and can help infuse your dry skin, scalp and hair with needed moisture. Whether you choose to use it on its own, in a blend with other essential oils or as part of a hair rinse, carrot oil helps keep your hair healthy and shiny.
Carrot Oil's Hair Benefits
Help stimulate the growth of new cells by applying carrot oil to you hair and scalp. It's a natural source of vitamins A, E and beta-carotene, and offers much needed moisture to dry scalps. Natural oils encourage your dry scalp to create more sebum, which moisturizes your hair and scalp and promotes overall hair health and shine. Massage the oil into your scalp two or more times per week.
Making a Carrot Oil Rinse
Make your own healthy hair rinse by combining three to five drops of carrot oil for every 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and 2 cups of water. Mix the ingredients, and use it as your final rinse, after washing your hair and rinsing the shampoo out. For maximum benefits, let the rinse sit on your hair for a few minutes before rinsing it with cool water.
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