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Make your own Carrot oil

Hey there!
 I had never heard of carrot oil before I embarked on my healthy hair journey but from my findings this is a rich oil full of vitamins like A,C and E. It has moisturising and conditioning properties which is great news for those of us interested in healthy hair. But the most motivating factor for me is the fact that carrot oil has a sun protection factor of 30!!!! Cool right? I hate the way the sun drains the life out of my hair so I was desperate to get my hands on this oil. Since I love DIY projects I attempted to make my own. Here's what I did:

Wash and peel some carrots

Grate the carrots

Put the grated carrots into a bottle or jar

Add an oil of your choice (I used Olive oil)

Fill the bottle to the brim.
Now your carrots are ready for the infusion process. I placed the bottle (corked of course) near a window where the sun's rays could work its magic and slowly draw out the essence of carrots into the oil. I left it for 2 weeks.
                                                              AFTER 2 WEEKS
Strain out the oil with a sieve


The dregs ( Its better not to add this to prevent rancidity)

Voila!! My carrot oil :-)
To be honest the oil is supposed to be really orange and thick. As you can see its just a little darker than the olive oil I used. I was a little disappointed but I'm still going to use it and see if it works. If it doesn't then I will have to purchase it or try over and over again until I get it right. Why don't you try it and see if you will get a better result?


  1. Carrot oil is made from the seeds of the carrot plant, not the root. But you probably made an tasty infused olive oil :)

    1. oh really? And to think I thought that was carrot seed oil and not carrot oil. We learn everyday ,Thanks for stopping by :-)

  2. 2 weeks wait! That's really patient of you.
    I love DIYs.

    1. It was TERRIBLE!!! I cannot believe I was that patient :-)

  3. i am loving your tips on your blog

  4. This is awesome, DarkChild, and I hope you get a good result. I might have to make my own carrot oil - will see how it goes

    1. Thanks doll, please try you may get a better result :-)

  5. You are really into DIY mixes. Good job!

    1. Yes ! I l o v e diy projects :-) thanks for stopping by.


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