Create a homemade carrot soap to protect your skin from pollution

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Credit: Maxipixel

Embellish, protect, moisturize and restore your skin, here are the promises from this homemade carrot soap

The majority of cosmetics found in supermarkets or even in pharmacies are stuffed with chemicals, harmful additives and components from the petrochemical industry. Even the so-called natural soaps of large brands, enriched with olive oil or Marseille soap, contain ingredients harmful to the skin and preservatives. Turning to organic cosmetics is a solution, but handmade is another option and is even more rewarding. Here is an easy recipe of carrot soap, which will allow you to wash your skin, but also to care for it and protect it from the sun and pollution.

The carrot is a vegetable known for its benefits on the skin: thanks to its content of beta-carotenes, it brings to your delicate skin a protective layer from pollution, acting like an anti-UV shield. In addition, it has the merit of giving you a bronzed complexion and maintain the natural color of your skin (provided you do not abuse it, or hello the orange streaks). It would also help fight acne.

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The recipe

Easy to prepare and relatively inexpensive, you will find the ingredients to make your own soap online or in organic store.

  • 300 ml Coconut Oil
  • 400 ml Olive Oil
  • 100 ml Almond Oil
  • 200 ml Carrot cooking water
  • 100 g Carrot Puree
  • 110 g Caustic soda powder
  • ½ spoon of pure honey
  • 10 drops of carrot essential oil

Before starting make sure you are using wooden utensils and are wearing gloves

1/ Boil the carrots in a saucepan with water. When they are soft, remove them and mash them into a puree with a fork. Keep the cooking water and set aside.

2/ In another bowl add the carrot puree and cooking water.

3/ Add the caustic soda powder with precaution, wearing gloves and gently mix. Leave to stand a few minutes.

4/ Add the coconut oil, olive oil, honey and essential oil. Mix well. The mixture should thicken.

5/ Pour the paste into a silicone mould and leave to harden for a minimum of 2 days before using it.

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Credit: Flickr madaise