By Lily Nyong
Carrot seed oil is an essential oil that is made from carrot. It has a warm, earthy aroma and is said to provide a variety of health benefits, including stress and anxiety reduction. The carrot seed oil has antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties that may improve skin health and appearance when mixed with a carrier oil or cream emulsion.
As with all oil products, be mindful of the quality of what you buy and only buy from reputable, well-sourced companies. Also, to avoid the problem of purchasing counterfeit products, it is recommended that you make your carrot oil at home using this simple method.
Wash your carrot
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Grate your carrot
Put an empty pot on the fire
Pour in your olive oil
Let it get hot
Add your carrot and cook on low heat (temperature should not rise higher than 100-105 degrees)
Let your mix fry for one hour or more
Fry until the oil colour change to that of an orange colour
When the infusion process is finished, strain the carrots and oil mixture with a neat filter and pour in a tight container
You can also store it in a refrigerator until you are ready to use it