There’s increased awareness about using natural products for improving one’s hair health. There’s nothing like Mother Nature to nurture our crowning glory. This is an all-in-one recipe and solves a myriad of hair care issues. Ready for the recipe yet?
Coconut Oil – 1 Liter
Withania Somnifera (Indian Ginseng) – 15 Gms.
Indian Gooseberry – 300 Gms
Sapindus Trifolatus (Soap Nut) – 15 Gms.
Eclipta Alba (False Daisy/Bhringraj) – 15 Gms.
Terminalia bellirica (Vibhitaki) – 15 Gms.
Terminalia Chebula (Chebulic Myrobalan / Haritaki) – 1 pc
Nardostachys Jatamansi DC (Spikenard) – 3 Gms.
Asparagus Racemosu (Shatavari) – 3 Gms
Convolvulus Pluricaulis (Morning Glory) – 3 Gms.
Curry Leaves – 3 Gms.
Bacopa Monnieri (Water Hyssop) – 30 Gms.
Neem Leaves – a handful
Henna Leaves – a handful
Hibiscus Flowers – 5 – 7
Fenugreek Seeds – 5 Gms.
Camphor – 5 Grams.
Rose Petals – a handful
Make a thick paste of all the powders using water and ensure there are no lumps. If you get fresh leaves use them in the recipe, instead of dry ones. However, in most cases you would only get dry powders. The paste should be fairly thick and not runny. Set aside.
Grate the gooseberry and set aside.
Wash all the fresh leaves and use a colander to drain water. Set aside. If you don’t get fresh Neem leaves, curry leaves, rose petals or hibiscus flowers, use dry powders instead. If you are using dry powders increase the quantity to 10 – 15 Grams. If you use powders, add it to the paste you prepare.
Now, heat the oil in a thick-bottomed vessel.
When oil is hot, add gooseberry, followed by fresh neem leaves and curry leaves.
After they splutter for a while, add fenugreek seeds.
Follow up with hibiscus flowers and rose petals (you don’t have to wash these petals).
Finally, add the paste we prepared and set the oil aside for three days. You can stir it once in a while using a spatula to help with infusing the nutrients into the oil.
Heat the oil after three days and let it simmer.
When the spluttering stops fully and there’s no moisture in the oil, remove from flame and filter using a muslin or cheesecloth. Tie the cloth to a hanger and the remnants of the oil dip into the vessel before discarding – don’t use your hands to squeeze the cloth!
Finally, add the camphor pieces to the oil jar and mix using a spoon to dissolve it.
Voila, you are done! It would last a year, if you don’t put your hands and use a spoon or dispenser to remove oil for regular use.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
You can add a few drops of Argan Oil to enhance the benefits of this oil.
You can also add Olive Oil or Almond Oil about 50 ml each when you add camphor.
Adding castor oil prevents premature greying and restores color for grey hair. You can add a 50 ml of castor oil if you have premature greys, though a few other ingredients in this recipe also curb greying. So, don’t add castor oil if you have sinus related problems.
You can add in essential oils for added aroma and benefits while adding camphor after the oil has cooled down completely.
You can also a few twigs of Rosemary while preparing the oil.
Why Use This Oil?
It is an all-in-one hair oil and takes care of a number of hair and scalp problems including hair fall, hair thinning, greying, dry or damaged hair, dandruff, itchy scalp, etc.
It promotes healthy and happy hair, restores, repairs and rejuvenates hair and also ensures a healthy hair growth rate.
Is this Difficult to Prepare?
No, it is fairly easy to prepare though the process looks intimidating. You will find it easy after the first two tries and would never buy another oil after seeing the results of this oil.
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