Itchy Scalp? Wondering what to do? Try this simple but effective hair oil for welcome relief. Ready for the recipe?
Itchy Scalp can be due to various reasons. Though the most common assumption and reason is Dandruff, Ringworm or even a Bacterial Infection could cause Itchy Scalp. Auto Immune conditions are another reason for Itchy Scalp. Dandruff, Psoriasis or even Lice can cause itching. Irrespective of the reasons, we got to deal with it right?
This oil works wonders for Itchy Scalp. The best part – it is easy to prepare and effective.
Coconut Oil – 250 Ml
Holy Basil Leaves – 1 Handful
Neem Leaves – 1 Handful
Fenugreek Seeds – 1 Tsp.
In a heavy bottomed pan, heat the coconut oil.
Add in the leaves along with Fenugreek Seeds.
Let it simmer for a few minutes.
Set aside to cool down and transfer to a sterilized jar.
How to Use it?
Apply this oil before hair wash and at least once a week. Warm it a bit and massage your scalp with this oil and let it sit for 20 – 30 minutes before washing off.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
If you don’t get fresh leaves, you can use dried herb powders instead. If you use powder, take a tablespoon of the herb powder(s) and make a paste by adding water. Add the paste to the oil while it heating up and make sure you simmer till the moisture is completely eliminated.
When adding dried powder, I find doing this more effective – Soak the herb powders in water for a few minutes. Add a generous amount of water and make a concoction and add the concoction to the oil. This way, the herbs are infused well.
Though Coconut Oil works best as it is anti-fungal and antibacterial, you can also use Olive Oil, Argan Oil or any other carrier oil you prefer, or can acquire from your locality.
If you want to add Essential Oils, Eucalyptus Oil, Lavender Essential Oil or even Tea Tree Essential Oil are good options.
You can use Holy Basil alone, or along with Neem. I find using Neem improves the benefits of the recipe. You can also add Indian Nettle Leaves to this recipe.
Why These Ingredients?
Neem (Margosa), Holy Basil and Indian Nettle, all fight itch-causing microbes and curb itching. With regular use, you should be able to have an itch-free scalp. If it is an autoimmune disorder that triggered itching, you might need to use this regularly, though for simpler infestation, this oil can work wonders and bring lasting relief.
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