Do you want thick, healthy hair growth? Here is a simple rosemary oil recipe to help promote hair growth and boost shine!
In fact, we have three variations on this hair oil recipe because you can use rosemary in various forms along with castor oil, jojoba oil and other carrier oils to nourish and hydrate dull hair, and tame flyaways.
First, we'll look briefly at why rosemary oil is good for hair.
Is Rosemary Oil Good For Hair?
Rosemary stimulates hair growth by improving blood circulation in the scalp, providing nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles. This promotes healthy hair growth and reduces hair loss. Additionally, rosemary helps strengthen the hair follicles, making them more resistant to breaking.
Rosemary is also effective in addressing dandruff and scalp issues. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties help to combat dandruff and soothe dry, itchy scalps. It also regulates oil production, preventing excess oiliness.
Using rosemary-infused products can enhance the shine and lustre of your hair. Rosemary smooths hair cuticles, reducing frizz and improving hair texture. It is a natural conditioner, moisturising the hair strands and combating dryness.
Incorporating rosemary into your hair care routine through essential oil, fresh or dried rosemary products gives healthier, more vibrant hair. Remember to perform a patch test and consult with a professional if you have specific concerns.
How To Make Rosemary Oil for Hair
Making your own rosemary oil for hair growth at home is a simple and cost-effective way to incorporate this natural elixir into your hair care routine.
We give you three different methods to create rosemary oil for your tresses. Be sure to check them all out and find which one is easiest for you to make.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Let's get started with the recipes!
1. Rosemary Hair Oil With Rosemary Essential Oil and Castor Oil
Castor oil is fantastic for hair health, but it is thick and somewhat sticky, so you want to dilute it with a light carrier oil such as jojoba, grape seed, or coconut oil.
For the rosemary essential oil, choose any good quality essential oil from a trusted brand like Biome.
- 15g Castor Oil
- 25g Jojoba Oil
- 25 drops Rosemary essential oil
- 50ml glass amber bottle with dropper or serum pump top.
- Small funnel
- Mix castor oil and jojoba oil in a small bowl.
- Add Rosemary essential oil.
- Pour into your glass bottle. Voila!
How to use rosemary oil:
Take a small amount of castor and rosemary oil and gently massage into your scalp and hair, not forgetting your ends.
Brush or comb through. A wooden comb or brush with rubber pin heads is best.
Pin hair up or wrap in a towel and leave for 30-60 minutes. You can leave castor oil on your hair overnight if desired.
Wash your hair with a good lathering natural shampoo twice then condition.
Do this once a week.
Tip: Keep a small bottle of this homemade hair oil in your bag when out and about. It's good to use a drop to control frizz or tame stray hairs.
2. DIY Rosemary Hair Oil Using Fresh Rosemary
Rosemary bushes are very common in gardens in Australia and around the world. This is a great opportunity to use some of that local-grown fresh rosemary.
- 1/2 cup of castor oil and 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of fresh rosemary sprigs
- Rinse the fresh rosemary sprigs under running water to remove any dirt or impurities. Pat dry with a clean towel.
- Chop the rosemary sprigs into small pieces to release their aromatic oils.
- Pour into a saucepan the coconut and castor oil, and chopped rosemary.
- Heat the saucepan over low heat and simmer gently for about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent the rosemary from sticking to the pan.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the oil cool for a few minutes.
- Place a fine-mesh strainer over a clean container or jar. Slowly pour the oil through the strainer, separating the rosemary from the oil.
- Use the back of a spoon or clean fingers to press the rosemary against the strainer, extracting any remaining oil.
- Discard the used rosemary leaves and transfer the strained rosemary oil into a clean, dark glass bottle for storage.
- Store in a cool, dark place to preserve the oil's potency.
How to use this DIY rosemary oil for hair growth:
Apply a small amount to your scalp and hair, massage gently, and leave it on for at least 30 minutes or overnight before shampooing as usual.
Enjoy the invigorating and nourishing benefits of this home made fresh rosemary oil that is good for your hair care routine.
3. Rosemary Hair Oil Using Dried Rosemary
Here's the recipe for how to make rosemary oil for hair from dried rosemary.
- 2 cups of carrier oil (such as jojoba oil or sweet almond oil)
- 1/2 cup of dried rosemary leaves
- Take a clean, airtight glass jar or bottle and pour the carrier oil into it.
- Add the dried rosemary leaves to the jar or bottle with the carrier oil.
- Secure the lid tightly and shake to mix the oil and dried rosemary.
- Place in a cool, dark place and let it sit for four to six weeks. This allows the carrier oil to extract the beneficial properties from the dried rosemary.
- Shake the jar or bottle gently every few days to ensure proper infusion.
- After four to six weeks, strain the oil using a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer to remove any solid particles.
- Transfer the rosemary-infused oil to a clean, dark glass bottle for storage.
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