Have you ever considered using carrot oil to improve hair growth and hair health? If not, you may want to consider making your carrot oil for long, beautiful hair and younger looking, gorgeous skin.
Why Make your Own Carrot Oil?
It offers great nourishment for dry, damaged hair, but it has many other benefits as well. Carrot oil contains vitamin E, vitamin A, and beta-carotene, and these nutrients help to heal cracked, sore, skin.
The nutrients can also help to reduce the signs of aging and soothe multiple skin problems.
I have seen the great benefits of using carrot oil. It does an excellent job on both my skin and my hair. During the cold, dry months, the carrot oil helps to keep my skin moisturized.
It is especially effective at keeping my feet from cracking and peeling, which often happens during the cold winter months.
- 2 or 3 organic or home grown carrots
- Olive Oil/ Coconut Oil
- grater or food processor
- crock pot
- a clean glass jar
How To Do It:
- Peel the skin of the carrots using a peeler and grate them .
- Put the grated carrots in a crock pot or a pan and add the oil of your choice (olive or coconut oil), making sure that the grated carrot is covered properly with oil.
- Cover up the crock pot and turn it on a low setting (or if you are using a regular pan, slow cook, the mixture at a very low flame).
This will make the carrots settle down at the bottom and get soaked in the oil properly. Once they are soaked, the carrots will become soft, and the oil will be orange in color. Turn off the flame and let it cool down or further marinate for 24 hours.
- Once it cooled down, strain the oil using a mesh strainer while sieving the mixture into a bottle/ glass container.
- Cover the jar with a tight lid and store it in a cool place, or even in the refrigerator. Use until needed.
I have also found that carrot oil does amazing things for my hair. I make the oil and apply it to my hair before I shampoo. My hair drinks the oil up, which leaves my hair moisturized and beautiful.
The vitamin E and beta-carotene in the oil make great conditioners. Vitamin E also helps to protect your hair and scalp from damage. It also prevents hair loss and promotes the growth of your hair.
Benefits of Using Carrot Oil
When you use carrot oil on your hair, the high content of vitamin E and vitamin A helps to nourish your hair, making it soft and shiny. If your hair is weak, it helps to strengthen hair, moisturizing your scalp and preventing split ends from developing.
Carrot oil helps to stimulate skin cell renewal and growth as well, improving skin’s elasticity and keeping skin soft, young looking, and smooth.
The antioxidant properties of the beta-carotene in the carrot oil can help your skin combat the damaging rays of the sun, reducing free radical formation, which prevents premature aging.
In fact, the oil actually can be used on the skin as sunscreen, since it has a natural SPF that ranges from 38-50 SPF. If you do not like using sunscreen products that include chemicals, carrot oil is the perfect natural choice.
With so many benefits, it is easy to see why many people choose to make their carrot oil. While some skincare and haircare products include carrot oil, you can make it yourself to ensure that you do not expose your skin or hair to harsh chemicals.
It takes a bit of work to make the oil, but all the skin and hair benefits of the oil make it well worth your time investment.
Another process on how to make a carrot oil is called macerating
- Grate the carrots and place the grated carrots in a clean glass mason jar and cover with oil.
- Cover the jar and place in a warm spot like a window sill for about 2 weeks or so. Or you can put the jar behind the refrigerator or freezer where it’s nice and warm. Don’t forget to shake every day.
- The beta-carotene and fat soluble vitamins will dissolve in the oil and the oil will take on a pale orange color.
- Pour the oil through a fine mesh sieve or muslin cloth into another clean jar. If any carrot sediment remains at the bottom of the jar, you can let it settle and then pour the oil off into another container.
- Seal the jar and store in a cool dark place.
Please Note: Your carrot oil is at risk of growing moldy when it’s macerating because of the water content in carrots so to avoid this, fill the jar absolutely to the top with oil so that no air is in the jar. Once the macerated oil is ready, decanter the oil into an absolutely dry jar (I usually dry jars at a low temperature in the oven) and keep airtight.
How to Use Carrot Oil
You can use carrot oil in the following ways:
- Use carrot oil as a nightly wrinkle treatment – Take some carrot oil in your palm and smoothly rub it on your skin, it will add elasticity to your skin and at the same time will help in fighting wrinkles.
- Massage some carrot oil into your hair to stimulate hair growth and strengthen damaged hair.
- Massaging carrot oil on your skin will also help in preventing age spots and fight acne and acne scars.