Come summer, the heat wave can cause a lot of issues, including heating up one’s body. Heat boils, excessive thirst, tiredness, dehydration are a few signs to know body is heated up.
Using a combination of Oils, one can bring down body heat. This has been in practice for centuries and very popular in Alternative Medicine. So, let’s take a look at the recipe. Shall we?
Castor Oil – 100 Ml
Sesame Oil – 100 Ml
Coconut Oil – 100 Ml
Peppermint Essential Oil – 10 Ml
Menthol Crystals – 10 – 15 Grams
Aloe Vera Gel – 20 Grams
Henna Leaves – a Handful (Optional)
False Daisy Leaves – a Handful
Indian Gooseberry – 10 Grams
Grind the Aloe Vera Gel, Henna Leaves, False Daisy Leaves and Indian Gooseberry to a fine paste. You can add a little water, if needed.
Now, heat the Oils – Castor, Sesame and Coconut. Make sure you use medium or simmer and don’t heat up the oils too much, as they can reduce their efficacy.
Once the oil is sufficiently heated, add the ground paste and wait till all the moisture is eliminated – the mixture will froth & fume, and then fully subside when the moisture is evaporated.
Now, filter the oil and set aside to cool down.
Now, add the Menthol Crystals or Peppermint Essential Oil and transfer to a sterilized jar.
How to Use it?
This is fairly thick and not a very light oil. So, you use this for a massage before your hair wash. Massage your scalp with this oil, wait for 20 – 30 minutes and then wash your hair with herbal hair wash powder, or a mild shampoo.
Why These Ingredients?
The ingredients listed for the recipe, including the oils chosen all cool down one’s body – both Castor Oil and Sesame Oil. While Castor Oil is thick, Sesame Oil and Coconut Oil will make it easy to apply.
Aloe Vera, False Daisy and Henna are cooling ingredients. Besides, all these herbs nourish your hair and scalp, so your hair will be healthier and better.
Indian Gooseberry is another ingredient that works to strengthen your hair and promote hair growth, but also cools down your body.
Menthol or Peppermint gives that tingling sensation and the cooling effect that’s a characteristic feature of Menthol, and smells great. Is it any wonder that it is added to this recipe?
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
There are many other ingredients that can cool down one’s body including Fenugreek, Hibiscus, etc. Go with ingredients that work best for you. If you want you can add, or substitute Hibiscus for Henna &/ False Daisy (especially if you have blonde hair, as henna & False Daisy can stain your hair).
If you prefer one oil over another, feel free to add them or swap them for the oils listed here. You can even add a few drops of Argan Oil to this recipe for strengthening, nourishing and moisturizing your hair.
You can skip Peppermint Essential Oil or swap it for Essential Oils you prefer – Lemon, Orange, etc.
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