I took advantage of the very low humidity of the harmattan season to work on my carrot oil maceration. This is not my first attempt but I forgot to take photos in previous times. I bought a lot of carrots and worked extra time to grate them before making my oil mix. I dehydrated the grated carrots for a day and a half (Thanks harmattan!) I chose this carrier oil mix (not disclosed) based on the unique property of each oil in order to be able to extract different components of this highly medicinal vegetable, and the ability to penetrate more layers of the epidermis, delivering these immensely beneficial properties into the skin.
The benefits of carrot oil on the skin are vast as carrots are known to contain vitamin A
This is why I love going to the village. This was just hanging out in the compound when I arrived. Though I still cannot harvest it yet, it’s almost due for that since I want to take advantage of the abundant endosperm of immature coconuts for my formulations. Most coconut drinks utilize young coconuts as the older ones (brown coconuts) have less liquid and higher oil composition.
Sincerely, I just can’t wait. I’m currently researching the best time to harvest this to get optimum quality and benefits so stay tuned!
Hello people. Hope you have been enjoying the holidays as much as I have.
My visit to the honey farm was highly anticipated because my dad buys strictly ‘village honey’ and most times it comes with the honeycombs. I made a lip balm with some of those and quite enjoyed it. In a previous post, I mentioned that I’m on a quest to find local, cheap sustainable sources of quality raw materials and in the spirit of that I decided to take advantage of being in my home town for the holidays to explore this.
Before the tour, the ‘honey man’ (as he’s fondly called by everyone in my village) gave us a mini lecture on the equipment, costume, methodology and management of a honey farm. I also learned Continue reading My visit to a honey farm