How to make carrot oil
Posted on Nov 20 2012 at 12:56:57 PM in Beauty & Care
Everyone wants supple skin that is soft to the touch and pleasing to the eye. There are a number of products, such as creams and lotions, on the market that can help. However, many contain chemicals and preservatives that can lead to allergic reactions and other undesirable effects. For those wanting to take a natural route, carrotoil is an ideal substitute. It contains vitaminsthat help heal damaged skin and ward off signs of aging. Because carrots do not contain enough oils to make their own oil, carrot oil is made by infusing other types of natural oils with carrot solids. Difficulty: Moderate Things You'll Need: *. Two carrots Peeler Hand grater or food processor Oil, such as coconut, olive, or almond Crock pot Mesh strainer Glass jar Instructions 1. Peel the outer layer of skin from the carrots. 2. Grate the carrots by hand or run through the grating option of a food processor. 3. Add the carrots to a crock pot and pour enough oil over the tops of the pieces to cover. 4. Cover the crock pot and cook on the lowestsetting until the carrot pieces have softened and the oil has become dark orange. 5. Pour the contents of the crock pot througha mesh strainer and into a glass jar. 6. Cover the jar and store in the refrigerator until needed. Tips & Warnings *. Rub carrot oil onto any dry patches of skin, focusing especially on rough areas, such as knee caps and the bottoms of feet. *. Do not allow the carrot oil to touch poroussurfaces or fabrics, as it may cause staining.