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Amla or Indian Gooseberry Juice

Want to prepare your own hair oil that will give you stunning hair? Here’s an all-natural and traditional hair oil recipe just for you.

This is a traditional way to prepare hair oil. Using herbs and other choice ingredients, we’re going to make a hair oil that can stop hair loss, promote hair growth, keep scalp problems and bay and give you stunning locks.

Amla or Indian Gooseberry Juice


Curry Leaves – a Handful
Hibiscus Leaves – a Handful
Red Hibiscus Flowers – 5 (Single-Rowed Petal with 5 Petals)
Indian Gooseberry – 7
Henna Leaves – a Handful
Margosa Leaves – a Handful
Holy Basil Leaves – a Handful
Aloe Vera Leaf – 1
Bottle Gourd – 1
Shallots – 7
Peppercorns – 1 Tsp.
Sesame Oil – ¼ Liter


Extract juice from the Indian Gooseberries and leave it in an iron pan overnight. The next morning, this juice should be black.

Grind all the fresh leaves – Henna Leaves, Margosa Leaves, Curry Leaves, Holy Basil Leaves and Hibiscus Leaves together and extract the juice. Add it to the Gooseberry Juice.

Grate the Bottle Gourd and extract the juice. Using cheesecloth, extract the juice from it and add it to the mixture in the iron pan.

Remove Gel from the Aloe Vera Leaf – you can either chop it and add to the oil, or grind it along the other ingredients.

Grind together Aloe Vera Gel, Shallots, Peppercorns and Hibiscus Flowers and set aside.

Now, add the Sesame Oil to the iron pan and simmer it.

Make sure you keep the oil mixture in low flame, throughout the process.

After a while, add the Hibiscus Paste – it will splutter a lot. You can either let the oil cool down and add it, or add it in the beginning.

When the oil is moisture free fully and the ingredients are fully incorporated, you can switch off the flame and let it cool down – this usually takes 30 – 45 minutes or more.

Once the oil cools down, filter using a cheesecloth and store in a sterilized glass bottle.

Tips to Tweak the Recipe

I have used Sesame Oil for this recipe, though you can use a carrier oil of your choice – Coconut Oil. Groundnut Oil, etc. You can also combine different oils and prepare the same recipe.

All the ingredients used for this recipe are fresh, though you can also use their powders. If you are using powders, make a paste and add it to the oil, or prepare a concoction and then add it to the oil.

If you don’t have time to leave the Gooseberry Juice in iron pan overnight, skip that step and add it along with other ingredients. Leaving it overnight makes the oil more iron-rich.

Why These Ingredients?

All the ingredients are natural, nutrient-rich and prevent or curb hair and scalp problems including hair loss, dandruff, thinning, premature graying, etc.

These ingredients are extremely beneficial for hair and scalp. When used regularly, they improve your hair quality, strength, growth rate and keep your hair and scalp healthy and happy.

How to Use the Oil?

You can apply this oil 45 minutes before your hair shower and massage your scalp. Then wash off with a mild or herbal shampoo. After wash, apply this hair oil once your hair is air-dried. If you can’t apply hair oil for whatever reason after hair wash, stick with pre-wash application alone.

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