This recipe appeared when there weren’t any products on the market to protect against the sun’s UV rays, and people needed protection.
- a few carrots
- several green walnuts
- a few lavender flowers
- olive oil
Put some grated carrots, a couple of chopped green walnuts, and a few lavender flowers in a small jar; you can add sage as well. Fill about 60-70% of the jar with these things, and then fill it with olive oil to the top. Leave the jar in the sun for 20-25 days and shake it out every day. After twenty days, strain the liquid through several layers of gauze.
Olive oil has a natural SPF 2, which makes it unsuitable protection for today’s sun radiation, but carrots and nuts have a higher factor, and they perfectly complement each other. Besides, this oil nourishes the skin.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A and are used in all modern sunscreen products, because they renew the skin and slow down its aging, speeding up tanning at the same time.
Lavender and sage are also great for skin nutrition, acting anti-inflammatory on acne, burns and wounds. Sage even reduces cellulite. Despite these advantages, they give the oil beautiful scent.