What is a carrot: The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow cultivars exist. Carrots are a domesticated form of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia.
Carrot oil contains carotene and Vitamin A, which are very good essential Vitamins for a healthy skin, hair, gums and teeth and good eyesight. Carrot oil glows and shines the skin, the Vitamin A and beta carotene present in carrot oil firms the skin by enhancing the production of collagen which is responsible for the skin’s elasticity. Vitamin A also slows down aging signs by fighting wrinkles, and clears age spots. This is the reason why Carrot oil is very beneficial to the skin.
In this very Article we’re going to be learning how to make a diy homemade carrot oil.
HERE WE GO
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- 2 large fresh carrot (it must be fresh)
- A grater
- A siever
- A clean bowl
- A clean glass jar
- Any carrier oil of your choice.(recommended sunflower oil)
Step 1. Wash your carrots thoroughly (use salt while washing)
Step 2. Grates your carrot (use the smallest size of the grater)
Step 3. Sun your carrots (for 5days) this process is to dehydrate the carrot of it’s juice, because infusing wet carrot in any carrier oil will grow mucor fungus.
Step 4. When the carrot must have dried up, get your clean glass jar.
Step 5. Pour the dried carrot into the glass jar.
Step 6. Pour in your carrier oil of your choice
Note: make sure the oil covers the carrot to the top.
Step 7. Store the jar in a warm place, (preferably beside your window or behind your refrigerator) but if you still store it in a cool dry place, no problem.
Step 8. Allow the infusion process to take place, leave the carrot in the jar for 2 weeks.
Give the mixture a good shake everyday.
Step 9. After two weeks, dispose the carrots pieces and sieve your oil, using a neat dry sieve.
Step 10. Bottle your carrot oil.
Congratulations your cold pressed carrot oil is ready.
Apply your diy cold pressed carrot oil every night after shower.