Carrot Oil Recipe: How to Make Carrot oil for Skin and Hair Growth

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Carrot oil has quickly become one of the popular oils used in various cosmetic products, it is one of the top ingredients in our beauty soups, body lotion and shampoos. etc.

Carrot oil is good for you, it has so many beneficial properties and uses; it is rich in beta- carotene and vitamin A and E. You can use carrot oil to promote hair growth, it keeps hair shiny, silky and prevents hair lose. Carrot oil is good for your skin, it nourishes the skin making it smooth and bright, and helps reduce aging process. One of the beneficial properties of carrot oil on skin is that it helps in skin lightening, this is made possible due to its high content of carotene. This natural oil can be used for treating sunburn and severe dehydration, especially during frosty and windy weather. When used on your face and lips, it leaves a soft and calming effect.

Carrot is not only used in cosmetic products but also for cooking, you can add few drops of carrot oil in your pudding, tea or use it to prepare your scrambled egg or pancakes and you may want to drizzle it over you salad and sandwich and other similar foods, it is quite flavourful.

The process of making carrot oil is quite simple, however, the two main ingredients needed for carrot oil are fresh carrots and carrier oil. You can use carrot oil to create your own natural beauty products at home. When making your carrot oil, it is best you make use of a neutral oil such as olive, coconut, sunflower, untoasted sesame or almond oil, they all have a mild flavor. See how to extractcoconut oil at home.

Carrot oil can be stored in the fridge for several months, for 6 to 8 months, however, I advise you start with a small batch first and proceed to a larger quantity when you are trying this out for the first time. You can always make more carrot oil whenever you are in need of it.Also. watch how the abovehow to make carrot oil video.

Carrot oil ingredients

  • 1 large carrot
  • cup coconut oil/olive oil, sesame oil or sunflower oil just enough to cover the carrot
  • Grater
  • Small bottle with a lid
  • Small pan
  • Strainer/cheese cloth
Carrot oil ingredients
Carrot oil ingredients

 

How to make carrotoil at home

  1. Rinse carrot and peel the skin with a potato peeler.
  2. Finely grate the peeled carrot with a hand greater into a bowl or blend with a food processor.
  3. Add coconut oil or olive oil into a pan, enough to cover the grated carrot and place on low heat.
  4. Add the grated carrot and spread out evenly, stir from time to time until the colour of the oil changes to orange.
  5. Once the carrot has become very soft and the infusion process is complete, take the oil off heat leave to cool.
  6. Pass the carrot oil through a strainer or cheesecloth and train out the solids from the oil.
  7. Pour your carrot oil into a jar with a fitted lid and place in the fridge until you are ready to use it. Note: carrot oil if stored properly can last for 6 to 8 months.

How to make carrot oil at home with pictures

1. Rinse carrot and peel the skin with a potato peeler.

2. Finely grate the peeled carrot with a hand greater into a bowl or blend with a food processor.

Grated carrot
Grated carrot

 

3. Add coconut oil or olive oil into a pan, enough to cover the grated carrot and place on low heat.

The oil should be enough to cover the grated carrots
The oil should be enough to cover the grated carrots

 

4. Add the grated carrot and spread out evenly, stir from time to time until the colour of the oil changes to orange.

The carrot should be allowed to infuse on low heat
The carrot should be allowed to infuse on low heat

 

5. Once the carrot has become very soft and the infusion process is complete, take the oil off heat leave to cool.

This is what it looks like, the carrot will become very soft and the oil takes the orange colour of the carrot
This is what it looks like, the carrot will become very soft and the oil takes the orange colour of the carrot

 

6. Pass the carrot oil through a strainer or cheesecloth and strain out the solids from the oil.

Strain out carrot oil from the solids once it has cool down
Strain out carrot oil from the solids once it has cool down

 

7. Pour your carrot oil into a jar with a fitted lid and store in the fridge until you are ready to use it. Note: carrot oil if stored properly can last for 6 to 8 months.

Now, you have your golden carrot oil ready for use
Now, you have your golden carrot oil ready for use

 

Store carrot oil in a jar with a fitted lid and use whenever needed
Store carrot oil in a jar with a fitted lid and use whenever needed

 

DIY carrot oil for skin and hair
DIY carrot oil for skin and hair

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