I know you all have carrots in the fridge, right? They’re great for snacking, kids love them because they are sweet, and moms love them because they promote healthy eyesight. Carrots are one of the easiest foods to juice because they’re easy to prepare and taste great with most other fruits and vegetables. If you juice a lot of carrots then you’ll have a lot of carrot pulp left over.
Carrot pulp is such a versatile ingredient. It can be used in muffins, cakes, sauces, soups, veggie patties and more. But why stop there? Carrots have great benefits for the skin as well and many cosmetic companies include carrot extract, juice, and oil in their beauty formulas. Vitamins A,B,C,D, and E make carrot pulp for skin care an excellent choice, especially for mature or dry skin.
Next time you juice some carrots, save the pulp and give this recipe a try. It’s a fun way to incorporate a little “me” time into your week.
After juicing your carrots (and drinking the carrot juice), you can use the carrot pulp for this skin care recipe.
Carrot Pulp Facial Mask
carrot pulp from 2-3 carrots
3-4 Tablesppoons honey
Mix honey into carrots one tablespoon at a time until a nice paste forms. For added carrot nutrients, or if you’re pulp is very dry, you may add a *small* (less than 1/2 tsp) bit of the carrot juice to the paste. Apply to clean skin and wait 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Honey is good for most skin types. It is a humectant, which means it helps hold moisture in the skin. Honey also has astringent properties to help draw out impurities. This mask is non-drying and your face should feel nice and smooth afterward.