How to Make Carrot Oil for Naturally Healthy Hair and Skin

May 24, 2019 Kayode Oseh

Carrots are very helpful in building soft, supple skin and aiding in hair growth and strengthening when applied externally. Gone are those days when carrots are mainly limited to the kitchen but right now the fruit has proven itself worthy not only to be a nutritional entity but also could serve as a tool that enhance beauty.

Instead of using all those commercially prepared shampoos, conditioners, lotions, etc. — which all contain preservatives and chemicals — it’s better to use a natural oil, likewise reducing your risk for unwanted allergic reactions.

Carrot oil is very easy to make at home and it is extremely beneficial for the hair and skin.

Benefits of Carrot Oil

Carrots are rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and E, beta-carotene, and a multitude of other antioxidants. Vitamins A and E — in addition to beta-carotene — have wonderful conditioning properties. They moisturizer the skin or scalp on the body, thereby building healthier hair and skin.

The benefits of carrot oil include — but are not limited to:

   healing damaged skin
   warding off the dreaded signs of aging
   stimulating hair growth
.    creating luxuriously, soft-to-the-touch hair
   improving blood circulation
   protecting hair and skin from the damaging effects of weather, pollution, dust, sunlight, chemicals, treatments, and the like
   strengthening hair…preventing breakage

How to Make Carrot Oil

Supplies Needed

   Veggie peeler
   Hand grater or food processor
   Crock pot
   Fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth
   Glass mason jar

Carrot Oil Ingredients

-2 organically or home grown carrots
-olive, coconut, sunflower, or sesame oil, to cover
Carrot Oil Instructions

   Wash and peel the skin of the carrots.
.    Grate carrots with the use of a hand grater or food processor.
   Place the grated carrots in a crock pot and pour the oil of your choice to cover. Note: I used 2 1/4 cups of oil or 18 ounces.
   On your crock pot’s lowest setting, maintain a warm temperature — infusing the oil for a full 24-72 hours. Note: I use the “warm” temperature setting on my crock pot. Try not to allow the temperature of the oil to rise above 100-105 degrees farenheit. You will notice the oil becoming orange in color.
.    Once the infusion process is complete, pour the carrots and oil mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth and strain.
   Reserve the oil and compost the carrots.
   Label and store the oil in a glass mason jar in the refrigerator until ready for use. Will keep for 6-8 months if stored properly.

How To Use Carrot Oil

Homemade carrot oil may be used in the following ways:

.    Add 5 drops of essential oils of carrot seed and helichrysum to 2 ounces of carrot-infused oil and apply nightly to mature skin. This application will work to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
   Make a Carrot Shampoo Bar
.    Create a carrot oil lotion for all over radiant skin.

Please note: This oil is not suitable for use in salves or balms due to the use of fresh carrots during the infusion process. The water content of the carrots may cause the salve to go rancid. It is important to only use carrot oil prepared in this manner when using for direct application or in soaps and/or lotions.

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