Make Carrot Oil
Production of carrot oil for commercial purposes is fast gaining ground. The business is perfect for SMEs to provide direct service for their customer base.
Carrot oil is used as a natural ingredient in hair or skin care. Instead of commercially made lotions, shampoos or conditioners which contain chemicals or preservatives.
It is believed to be a natural remedy to reduce the risk of chemically produced health or beauty care products. Oil production is easy, raw material abundant and requires basic equipment.
The business is perfect for DIY, Home-based business or Small medium enterprise. Startup is low, utilities basic perfect, low labor, raw material abundant.
Commercial grade lotions, conditioners, creams or shampoos is a billion dollar industry. Homemade natural remedies are fast becoming popular with health conscious individuals. This has increased the consumer base for natural products.
Uses of homemade carrot oil
Carrot oil is an ingredient in carrot shampoo bar or carrot loition. Add drops of eseential oils of carrot seed, helichrysum, and carrt infused oil to fight age spots or wrikles.
Carrot oil benefits
Constituents of carrot are antioxidants, beta-carotene and vitamins A, E and C. it is perfect protection from UV rays, stimulates hair growth and improves body circulation. According to herbal practitioners benefits include reduced damage to hair, heals damaged hair, strengthen hair follicles and prevents breakage.
- protection from UV rays
- stimulates hair growth
- improves body circulation
- reduced damage to hair
- heals damaged hair
- strengthen hair follicles
- prevents breakage
Equipment for carrot oil production
Equipment needed for the production of carrot oil are basic household utensils. Supplies include glass Mason jar, crock pot, vegetable peeler. Others are hand grater, cheesecloth, food processor and fine mesh strainer.
- glass Mason jar
- crock pot
- vegetable peeler
- hand grater
- food processor
- fine mesh strainer
Raw materials for carrot oil production
Purchase the raw material from your local grocery store, supermarket or open market. Carrot oil ingredients are sesame oil, coconut oil, olive oil and carrots.
- carrot oil ingredients
- sesame oil
- coconut oil
- olive oil
The first step is to select quality carrot without any blemish then wash. Peel the skin then grate with a food processor. Place grated carrot in crock pot and pour 18 ounces of sesame/sunflower or coconut oil.use lowest warm temperature setting on crock pot and infuse for 2 days. Once infusion is establish use a mesh/strainer or cheesecloth to separate the remaining solids. You can compost the carrots in your garden however reserve the oil in a glass mason jar. Store oil in refrigerator and label accordingly. The resultant carrot oil is very durable and will keep for 6 months. For commercial purposes scale up the process and store the oil in small cappe glass bottles with your brand lable. Try to experiment with different oils until you find the holy grail.
- Select quality carrot
- Then wash
- Peel the skin
- Then grate with a food processor
- Place grated carrot in crock pot
- Pour 18 ounces of sesame/sunflower or coconut oil
- low temperature setting on crock pot
- Infuse for 2 days
- Use a mesh/strainer to separate the remaining solids
- Next reserve the oil in a glass mason jar
- Store oil in refrigerator
- Label accordingly
Sales channels include direct to customers, supermarkets, beauty stores, hairdressers, online stores.