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How To Make Carrot Oil

The recipe for today is how to make carrot oil, carrot oil is expensive and apart from being expensive, you might not get the real oil because it might contain some preservatives. Why pay more for what you can make yourself without breaking a sweat? Carrot oil is very beneficial for both skin and hair, it is naturally healthy for skin and hair.

Some of the benefits of carrot oil are stated below:

  • It contains beta-carotene, rich in vitamins A and C which helps protect the skin.
  • It serves as a moisturizer if you have brittle or dry hair, carrot oil is for you.
  • It strengthen hair, makes it more elastic.
  • It helps with hair growth.
  • It heals damaged skin.

The benefits are many. I usually use the carrot oil mixture for hair and skin, I mix it with vitamin E oil or any essential oil, and Shea butter and it works like a magic. I have lemon-infused oil, coconut oil already posted on the blog, I will include the links below so check them out.

After you’re done and you’re ready to use the carrot oil you can mix it with a few drops of essential oil like rosemary, lavender oil, Vitamin E et al,  you can add the carrot oil to your body/hair cream, or Shea butter.

You might want to try :

Homemade Coconut Oil

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How to make Carrot Oil
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Keyword: Carrot Oil
  • 1 Pound Carrot
  • 2 Cups Coconut Oil (you can use extra olive oil, olive oil)
  1. Clean and scrape off the carrot, by using a potato peeler or a knife. You can also grate the carrot by using a food processor or a grater.

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  2. Place a pot on a low heat and add coconut oil or any oil (I recommend coconut/extra olive oil/olive oil) you're using in the pot, add the grated carrot. You can also use a slow cooker to infuse the carrot oil. The point of using low heat or slow cooker is not to cook the nutrients in the carrot. 

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  3. Mix the shredded carrot with oil and let the carrot absorb all the oil.

  4. Leave the mixture for about 15 - 20 minutes, check and stir.

  5. Allow the carrot to infuse for another 10 minutes. 

  6. Take it off the heat and let it cool down.

  7. strain the oil by using a sieve to separate the oil, and bottle it up. Your carrot oil is ready. After you're done and you're ready to use the carrot oil you can mix it with a few drops of essential oil like rosemary, lavender oil, Vitamin E... you can add the carrot oil to your body/ hair cream, or shea butter.

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Recipe Notes

If you want your carrot oil in a small quantity you can use 1 big stick of carrot and about half a cup of oil.

Update: To clean: scrap off the outer part and rinse the carrot,  allow the water to drain off and dry before grating the carrots for use.


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263 thoughts on “How To Make Carrot Oil

  1. Hello Aliyah, thank you for your post. I made my carrot oil after reading your article, the carrot pulp burnt a little, but I could still get out some oil afterward.

    you mentioned adding some essential oil, I would like to ask if tea tree essential oil be added also.?

    1. Hi, I’m not sure if you can use carrot oil for it.
      However, I know you can use water, coconut oil, olive oil, and lye by heating the ingredients on low heat for about 10-15 mins. Then you’ll need to add salt afterward.

  2. I tried making carrot oil using cold pressed method and I found out there was water in my carrot oil… what should I do?

  3. please I made mine carrot oil with shea butter and adder added glycerin but it is making mine face and neck darker while mine legs r lighting

  4. Hello,
    Thanks for your recipe.
    I tried commenting before but it not showing 🤷🏾‍♀️.
    Can I add dried herbs along with the carrots to infuse on the slow cooker? Thanks

  5. This recipe looks bomb! i am planning to use a slow cooker, can I also add other ingredients to the mix such as dried lavender and fresh rosemary?

    1. Hi Anitah,
      I’m have never use it for stretch marks so I can’t speak to that. however, some people say pure aloe vera helps with the visibility of the stretch marks

  6. I used cold press method and it came out well.My qustion is, can i mix the carrot oil with my cream at night moisturizer in the morning.Thank so much?

  7. Hello aliyah thanks for the recipe ,can I apply the carrot oil directly on my skin or must I add it in any body cream and does it lighten brown skin

    1. Hi Julius,
      If you don’t want to use heat, you can sun dry your grated carrot top with oil then place it in place in a dark place
      like your cabinet for about 2 weeks, shake the jar every day.
      Sieve and store in a clean jar. I hope this helps!

  8. Thanks for this recipe.can I add it to my home made body scrub consisting of coffee,sugar and baking soda? And will the carrot oil darken my skin if used as daily mosturiser?

  9. Thanks for this recipe.can I add it to my home made body scrub consisting of coffee,sugar and baking soda? And will the carrot oil darken my skin if used as daily mosturiser?

  10. Is it a must I use a preservative, and if I store in the fridge won’t it be too cold when applying on my skin or hair

  11. I used the olive oil in plastic bottle that is usually used for anointing oil in church… Hope an on track?

        1. Hi. Great recipe. I’m thinking of trying! What is the shelf life? How long should it stay in the Crock pot? What natural preservative(s) should be used to maintain shelf life?

          1. It can last up to 10-12 months.
            You can leave it for at least 24 hours on low heat.
            Essential oils are good as natural preservatives.
            Hope this helps!

    1. Hello Esther,
      If you’re using a cold-press method, you can soak it for one additional week making sure you
      shake the jar like every 2 days, you’ll notice the color is changing sieve the oil, and store in a clean jar.
      Your oil is ready to use. Hope this helps!

        1. Thank you for this information ma.
          I soaked my own carrot with almond oil, is it ok by that?
          Another problem I have is that the oil is smelling bad… anything to do to correct it?

          1. Almond oil is good, Omoyemi.
            Your oil shouldn’t smell bad.
            However, if your oil smells bad perhaps it has gone rancid/oxidized and it’s not advisable to be used.
            It might cause irritation.

        1. Good day Aliyah.
          I love getting pure oil from my content. Like my coconut oil and avacado oil, I don’t add any oil to it rather I extract it pure oil. Can I do same for carrot. I mean how can I extract carrot without adding coconut oil to it

          1. Hi Jennifer,
            It’d be difficult to extract from the carrot if you don’t add any oil to it.
            Btw, apologies for the late reply.

  12. I made my cold pressed carrot oil and it came out nice. I also added few capsules of vitamin E.

    Now my question is will it help reduce acne on my face

  13. I made my carrot oil cold pressed using olive oil and it came out just perfect. But I also added a few capsule of vitamin E to it because I have acne on my face…hope it will help reduce acne??????

  14. Wow! Thanks for the recipe
    Will I stir while cooking? And can I add tumeric or can I also the same method to make tumeric oil.
    Awaiting your response Aliyah

    1. Hello Aaeesha,
      You don’t need to stir because it is on low heat so it won’t burn if you don’t stir.
      You can add turmeric powder when you’re done with the whole process.

  15. I did the cold press method soaked it for a month with olive oil but the colour didn’t change

  16. I made mine… It was nice and had a fruity smell..
    But when I was sieving the carrot oil, I noticed some greasy looking substance, looks like liquid fat.. I thought maybe it’s d beta carotene or the nutrients of the carrot oil..
    But I sieved it into another container..
    I don’t know what it is

        1. Do you mean if you’re using many carrots?
          If yes, double the recipe.
          For instance, I used one pound of carrot in this recipe, just double the oil.
          Hope this helps!

  17. I made the carrot oil it looked as if there was water mixed with the carrot so I had to boil it all over again but it turned dark a bit I don’t know if it’ll cause reactions on my skin if I apply it

    1. Hello Daniella,
      Sorry to hear it didn’t work quite well for you
      You can the nutrient intact so boiling for a long time will hurt its nutrients.
      I’m not familiar with the effect of it so I can’t speak to that.

    1. Hello Marvelous,
      It can balance up oily or dry skin and gives it enough moisture it needs but I would say you should try jojoba or Argan essential oil.

  18. I tried it and the result was ok
    i’ve started applying it but i didn’t add any essential oil to it
    hope there won’t be any complications?

    1. Hello ma I cook it on charcoal for about 2 hours until the charcoal turn to ashes please does it matter

      1. Hello Barakat,
        All that matters is you slow cook it…You don’t want to use high-heat.
        If you use charcoal you want it on low heat.

  19. 4 stars
    Thanks for the recipe.. Please how can i preserve my carrot oil without the use of refrigerator?
    and will putting Vitamin E in my carrot oil bleach my skin?

      1. Please, for the 30 to 40 minutes am I going to leave it on heat for that duration or put it down for that duration?

  20. Type here..while allowing the carrot to absorb the coconut oil in the pot, how then will you get the quantity of the carrot oil your looking for.

    1. Hello,
      The process is to infuse carrot into the oil, it won’t absorb the oil.
      After the infusion, you’ll sieve to get the carrot oil.

  21. please can carrot oil clear stretch marks, if no please recommend the oil that can be used… thank you ma’am

  22. Pls is the carrot oil good for dark skin?Does it changes the color of someone I mean like creaming a dark person?

    1. Hi Pierret,
      It maintains skin color…
      You might need to add other ingredients (which I don’t know) if you want it to change the skin color.

        1. Just the oil, Meriam. However, if you apply the oil with the water mixture it won’t harm you but for it to be effective you don’t want water in it.
          If you have water in the mixture separate them.
          Hope this helps!

  23. Please ma, I prepared my carrot oil but it turned brown instead, I guess I allowed it to over cook, Will it darken me?

  24. 5 stars
    Wow ur recipe is so helpful
    But my problem is should I use the carrot immediately I buy it or should I sundry it for some time

  25. pls maam, do i need to use only the carrot oil or i need to mix it with something and can i use bio oil for the preparation of the carrot oil

    1. Hi Veronica,
      When you’re making the oil you can use coconut oil or any oil you use for your hair or body. After you’re done and you’re ready to use the carrot oil you can mix it with a few drops of essential oil like rosemary, lavender oil, Vitamin E… you can add the carrot oil to your body/hair cream, or shea butter.
      Hope this helps!

        1. Please, use extra olive oil or coconut oil.
          Or just mix the pears oil with carrot oil when you’re done it is safe to use for kids above six months.

  26. what quantity or droops of carrot oil should i add in my cream for good result?

    should i put carrot oil in any cream am using or particular cream like Shea butter

      1. Please I bought pears baby oil it has olive oil in it… But pls to lighten my skin will I add anything because am doing the carrot oil to lighten my skin pls

  27. Pls I forgot to drain out the water before grating and heating will it still be good for use.since there is water in it now,how many minutes is it advisable for me to heat it.

    1. I wouldn’t heat too much to retain the nutrients.
      It will still be good, you could put it in the refrigerator or freeze it to separate the water and oil.

    1. Hi Mrs. Eucharia,
      Yes, you can mix it with shea butter but I’ve never tried it with turmeric so I can’t say much about it.

        1. Good afternoon please I don’t understand Wen you said “we can scape off the outter part” Before we peel the carrot

        2. Good afternoon please I don’t understand Wen you said “we can scape off the outter part” Before we peel the carrot

  28. How come some say, heat on low for 24-72 hours and yours is just for 30mins? Will the results be the same? Thanks

    1. Hello Ola,
      Like any other things that could be done differently, this is not an exception. If you’re using a slow cooker to slow cook it, it would take longer time than using a stovetop. I’ve not tried it with a slow cooker or that long before and can’t give a verdict on it, but I think there shouldn’t be any difference.

  29. Tnx ma i just did mine yesterday it all came out fine. Bt ma hw can i apply it on my hair since it good for hair growth?

    1. Hi Queen,
      Apply the oil to your hair and make sure it is consistent.
      You can also use it before you use your conditioner, apply the oil then your conditioner, cover your hair with a shower cap.
      Leave for at least 30 minutes and wash the way you will normally wash your hair. This help with moisture, when your hair is moisturized it won’t break.
      It will be soft, shine and this will promote growth.
      Hope this help, let me know if you have any further question.

  30. Please my carrot oil came out a shade close to brown what could be the cause?
    And how do I seperate water from the carrot oil I just made

    1. Hi Peace,
      Did you peel your carrot before grating it? Because that can also change the color.
      Also, there shouldn’t be any water in the mixture but you can still separate the oil and water.
      You can scoop out the oil with a spoon or refrigerate the mixture and scoop the oil out when after it’s cold.
      Since carrots contain water if you plan to make it again you can try to squeeze out water after grating
      using a cheesecloth or muslin cloth before adding oil to it.
      Hope this helps, let me know if you need more clarification.

      • When you scrap the outer part rinse it and let the water drain off before peeling the carrot.
        It shouldn’t be rotten unless the carrots are going bad before using them for the oil.
        Hope this help.
  31. I tried it, and it came out nice but my carrots are weight, would it still work perfectly and would it last for at least a week?

    1. Hi Wendy, did you mean your carrots are wet?
      Your carrot should be dry before using (before you start the process) it but if it came out fine then don’t fret it should last more than a week.
      Thank you for stopping by.

      1. Hello, can I add any perfume or essential oils to make it smell better? Because I observed that the fresh smell evaporates after few weeks?

          1. After grating d carrot do I squeeze out d water in it before setting it on heat. Thanks

  32. I tried this at home but at some point it started smelling, why? can the carrot be sun dried before pouring into the oil?

    1. The carrots and amount of oil you used will determine the color, the color doesn’t alter its potency if you follow the procedure. Also, don’t forget you’re seeing this through the pictures.

  33. 4 stars
    Wow, this sounds great and simple, will definitely try it cos i have was already looking for where b4 I saw this. Tnx a lot
    Please how do I make turmeric oil.

          1. Hi MA, i just tried my carrot oil & it doesn’t comes out orange
            I used extra virgin oil

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