Carrots are long known for their hair growth boosting properties and its skin beneficial effects. Carrot oil is usually quite expensive but did you know that you can make your own carrot oil at home? Below is a recipe:
RECIPE FOR CARROT HAIR OIL FOR HAIR GROWTH:
Things you need-
- 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 cup organic carrot juice/olive oil
In a saucepan, add carrot juice and coconut oil. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. The bubbling will stop and you will see the residue separating. This can even take longer. Once the solid matter is fully separated, turn off the flame and let it completely cool down. Strain and your carrot oil is ready!
BENEFITS AND USES:
SUN PROTECTION: Carrot oil has natural SPF and protects hair and skin from harmful UV rays to some extent. Add few drops carrot oil to your facial and body moisturizer and also massage a few drops on towel-dried hair to protect them from sun damage.
HAIR GROWTH: Use carrot oil as a pre-shampoo hot oil treatment to prevent and reduce hair loss and hair fall. Also add a few drops to your regular conditioner for extra benefits.
ANTI-FRIZZ: Mix a few drops carrot oil to commercial aloe gel and mix until well-emulsified. Massage on hair length and you are done!
CLEAR SKIN: Use carrot oil in your homemade face masks. Add few drops carrot oil with your regular moisturizer or mix with shea butter to make your own moisturizer.
MAKEUP REMOVER: Use carrot oil as a cleansing oil to remove dirt and makeup. Massage on skin , wipe with a damp wash cloth and use a foaming cleanser.
SMOOTH SHAVE: Carrot oil can help with smoother shave and also make skin super soft and prevent razor burns. Apply carrot oil on skin and shave. Use a foaming cleanser to get rid of oil residue.
FINE LINES: Carrot oil can help prevent early fine lines to a great extent! Use carrot oil made using olive oil as a facial oil before bedtime. You can also add a few drops to your regular night cream.
STRETCH MARKS: Carrot oil helps with stretch marks by boosting collagen. Massage carrot oil on affected areas after every shower until absorbed.