Carrot is used not only in food but also as a mean to maintain health, youth, and beauty. Carrot oil peculiarity is that it increases the resistance of the skin to sunlight. It is one of the best natural skin lighteners.
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 moisturize the skin or scalp on the body, thereby building healthier hair and skin. It nourishes the skin, making it smooth and bright.
Carrot oil promotes cell renewal thus makes the skin supple and smooth. The application of carrot oil improves the skin color too – tired and pale skin is fresh and shiny after its application.
Carrot oil lightens the dark spots and helps to heal the scars. It is effective for numerous skin diseases: psoriasis, eczema, boils, abscesses, itching, vitiligo. It cures even oozing sores which are not healing for a long time.
How to Make Carrot Oil
- Veggie peeler
- Hand grater or food processor
- Fine mesh strainer
Carrot Oil Ingredients
-2 organically or homegrown 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 pot and pour the oil of your choice to cover. Note: I used 2 1/4 cups of oil.
- Maintain a warm temperature — infusing the oil for a full 24-72 hours.
- 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 dispose of the carrots.
- Label and store the oil in a container in the refrigerator until ready for use. Will last for 6-8 months if stored properly.
How To Use Carrot Oil
Homemade carrot oil may be used in the following ways:
- Make a Carrot Shampoo Bar
- Create a carrot oil lotion for all over radiant skin.
This oil should not be used for oily skin, prone to acne, as it increases the production of sebum.