Just before I got into the production of Carrot Oil; I will love to take some time to talk about the benefits of carrot oil.
Benefit of carrot oil
Carrots have a bevy of benefits to offer your skin and hair; applied topically, antioxidants may help protect you from age-accelerating sun damage while vitamins A, C and E encourage the growth of skin cells. Before you can include this wonder veggie in your homemade dry-skin treatment or leave-in conditioner, you’ll have to capture its essence in the form of an oil, which takes just a bit of slicing, drying and storing.
Step By Step Guide On How To Make Carrot Oil
Step 1: Wash your carrot
Step 2: Peel off the first carrot layer to get the orange clear part
Step 3: Grate carrot with hand greater or food processor
Step 4: Place the grated carrots into a pot, and pour any oil of your choice e.g Olive oil, Soya oil, Coconut Oil e.t.c
Step 5: Cook the carrot in the oil on a very low heat, until they are tender, and the oil has turned to orange for about 45 minutes to 1hr preferably.
Step 6: Once it’s almost an hour; pour the carrot and oil in a sieve, and sieve over and over until u have little or no particles left.
How To Make Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil has multiple properties that are highly beneficial for overall health and for improving wellbeing. Most notable are its increasing white blood cells and diuretic properties but also its stress reducing properties. It is made from the lemon peel by steam distillation.
Step By Step Guide On How To Make Lemon Essential Oil
Step 1: To make lemon essential oil you will need to gather all the ingredients: a lemon, olive oil and re-sealable bag or covered container capable of withstanding high temperatures, such as a glass jar.
Step 2: Put a pan with water to warm to use later. Then peel the lemon to remove the peel. If remnants of whitish layer of lemon peel, rub to remove them, we only need the yellow part
Step 3: The next step will be to put the lemon peel in the hot water to avoid it losing any of the flavor. Leave it for about one minute.
Step 4: Meanwhile, place the freezer bag, or container with lid, open in another saucepan and add a little olive oil, to half fill the pan. After a minute, you’ll see that the lemon peel has dyed the water slightly yellow. Remove the peel, incorporate it into the bag with the oil and seal it, water is not necessary.
Step 5: Now, you must heat the bag or container in a pot, this is why we introduce a saucepan in the previous step. Thus simulate steam distillation, obtain the infusion and obtain the essential oil of lemon. Leave two to three hours.
When the time’s up, remove from heat and leave to stand for 24 hours. The next day, put it in a covered container and store it in a cool place free from humidity. You see, making your own homemade lemon essential oil is very simple and economical, as it only requires two ingredients.
How To Make Coconut Oil
Step By Step Guide On How To Make Coconut Oil
Step 1: Break and remove the shell of your coconut.
Step 2: Blend your coconut with water and sieve out its milk into a bowl.
Step 3: Leave it overnight inside the fridge till daybreak.
Step 4: In the morning, scoop the curd floating ontop into a clean pot.
Step 5: Put the pot on fire on a low heat.
Step 6: Don’t stir until it starts burning and bringing out oil.
Step 7: Allow it to keep burning cause as it is burning, it’s producing more oil.
Step 8: When the curd becomes completely brown, put off the light.
Step 9: Sieve out your oil into a clean bottle.
Step 10: Then, your coconut oil is ready.
Please note: That you will spend less time and gas by keeping your coconut milk inside the fridge. To solidify the coconut oil, you just have to leave it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours. If you are not going to use coconut oil right away, you can add a few drops of vitamin E so that it stays longer in perfect condition.