We still have a few days left in sunny Provence to buy the ingredients needed to prepare our macerated carrot oil.
Every morning we go stock-up at a little farmers market in Aix en Provence-France.
It is summer time and this square is nicely shaded by the bell tower, cristal clear water is springing out of a multiple century old fountains. Just strolling through town in our little summer dresses before having lunch on a terrace, what more could we possibly ask for?
and what a nice surprise, today we also had the flower market!
Let’s not get distracted and get back to our mission today which is finding our regular provider of carrots and sunflower oils (all organic and no pesticides here!)
Back home and ready to prepare our macerated carrot oil
How to proceed:
-Boil your bottle and lid to be sure it is free of bacteria
-Wash your carrots and cut thin slices of carrots with a peeler (no need to peel your carrots as you absolutely need to use organic carrots anyway so no chemicals. The peels of vegetables and fruits are always full of vitamins and nutrients so let’s keep it!
-When using very thin slices, the active ingredients will more easily “brew” in your oil.
-Spread your carrots slices on a board and cover with a clean gauze.
-Put them in the sun to allow your carrots to dry. The less water you will leave into the carrots, the less likely it can get mildew whilst macerating (2 hours should be enough if the weather is dry and sunny).
-Pour your boiled and dried jar or bottle with carrot slices and cover with the oil of your choice. We chose sunflower oil and usually add a few drops of grapefruit seed extract to preserve naturally the mixture. Close your jar
-Let it brew for 2 to 3 weeks, shaking often
-Filter your blend (a coffee filter will be perfect)
-Pour your oil in your boiled and sterilized bottle
-Write down the ingredients and the date.
You can use this oil for many cosmetic preparations or just pure:
We will make sure to post a complete review and recipies soon…
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The Spoiled Bee Xx