It seems like every new skincare product out there is obsessed with claiming that it contains Carrot Oil in it, or even having names with the word “Caro” to connote that there’s Carrot Oil.
So what is Carrot Oil, and why is it the hottest ingredient in the Skincare market?
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. Carrot seed oil is an all-purpose skin reliever that helps wrinkles, rashes, dry skin and swelling as well as a great Sun protection factor! Research shows that Carrot Oil which doubles as an antispetic is said to contain a high SPF factor of 30.
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
If you are looking to add Carrot Oil to your skincare regimen this year, you can do so without breaking the Bank by making your OWN!
How to Make Carrot Oil (by: http://frugallysustainable.com/2013/06/how-to-make-carrot-oil-for-naturally-healthy-hair-and-skin/)
- Veggie peeler
- Hand grater or food processor
- Crock pot
- Fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth
- Glass mason jar
-2 organically or home grown carrots
-olive, coconut, sunflower, or sesame oil, to cover
- 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.
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