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How To Make Rosemary Oil for Hair Loss/Growth at Home

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Over the last couple of years I have come up with my own powerful recipe to make Rosemary oil to help with hair growth and manage hair loss. I put it in little bottles and gift it to my clients. Specially after Laser Permanent Makeup Removal where growing your own natural brows post treatment becomes very important. In this page I will teach you how to make rosemary oil for hair loss/growth at home

The real reason for me doing all of this research and making my own rosemary oil for hair growth at home instead of buying it is….I’m vain. I realised that given that I am now on the other side of 50 and with the Menopause as my new best friend that my hair was thinning. I could see my eyelashes and eyebrows getting sparce and my hair, not only thinning but having that dull lifeless colour that we get in later life. Nothing subtly gives away your age than your hair. No way was I having it!

I have been using this hair oil for over a year now. The results?

  • Longest eyelashes that I have ever had. I mean seriously long.
  • My eyebrows are back
  • My hair is now growing at the rate of one inch per month and it’s the longest that it has been in decades. It’s soft and strong like never before. It’s a lot thicker too.

There are other things that I do like massage my scalp and oil my ends but this post is about making the oil.

What will you need?

Fresh Rosemary

How To Make Rosemary Oil for Hair Loss/Growth at Home

It’s always best to go for Organic fresh rosemary. My favourite way is to forage it from a forest in Spain. This way I know that it’s fully organic and that it has grown over time without artificial fertilisers. If you don’t have a childhood friend that owns a private forest in Spain, please check what the laws are where you are looking to forage. You can also buy it from your local food shop, which frankly it’s the most sensible way to do it as opposed to coming home with a Rosemary contraband from Spain.

If you’re buying it in packs at your local store you will need 10 to 15 packs. You will need to wash them thoroughly and put them to dry flat in a cool dry place. I usually put them on paper towels so that the water is absorbed. It takes roughly 2 weeks for the rosemary to dry to the “crispy” texture that we want in order to grind it.

Please do not use the dried rosemary that you can buy in most shops. Call me paranoid but I have no idea what the processing for that looks like, which means that they could have added UPFs (Ultra Processed Foods). It’s better and cheaper if you do the process yourself.

If you want to know why I’m so paranoid about UPF, the effects on ageing and cancer risk, you can read Ultra Processed People by Dr. Kris Van Tulleken. You can also listen to it on Spotify.

Grinding the Rosemary

How To Make Rosemary Oil for Hair Loss/Growth at Home

Once the Rosemary is crispy to the touch, when it breaks with a smooth sound. We are ready to grind it into dust.

How To Make Rosemary Oil for Hair Loss/Growth at Home

You can put the leaves and stems into a coffee grinder. You don’t need a estate of the art, super duper all singing all dancing coffee grinder. I went on Amazon and bought a £15 grinder and it’s still working, if it breaks, I would have got my £15 worth already, but it doesn’t look like it wants to go to coffee grinder heave any time soon.

Make sure that you carefully grind the rosemary into a nice dusty texture. This will give you the best result to get the most powerful oil.

The Mason Jar

I like to have a mason jar that is 1.5 litres. Here is the one that I like but you probably have something in your kitchen that it’s just as good. Provided that it’s made of glass (Because of UPFs and forever chemicals in plastics) and roughly 1.5 litres it will work.

Wash and dry the jar well. Allow it to air dry until it’s 100% dry.

You can now put the rosemary dust that you have made straight into the clean dry mason jar.

Castor Oil

Castor oil has long been known for stimulating hair growth. It’s important to use a COLD PRESSED and ORGANIC OIL because of the UPFs. This is a thick oil and it’s best not used on it’s own.

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Fractionated coconut oil is just that. It’s coconut oil that that has been processed so that it doesn’t go hard at room temperature. This oil has very specific molecules that make it a must have for hair. In fact. I use it on my ends the night before wash day to let it soak in overnight. This oil is the one that will make your hair shine like it did in your 20s. You will use this oil both to make the rosemary oil and on it’s own to soak your hair in it and sleep with it overnight. You will love me for this tip.

Mixing the 3 ingredients

You want to have approximately 15% to 20% of Rosemary in the Mason Jar. Closer to 20% if you can. Another 40% should be Castor Oil and 40% Fractionated Coconut Oil.

You need to shake the contents to make sure that it all mixes together. Place the jar in a warm dark place like the airing covert. You then need to shake it every single day.

After a month, the oil will have turned a dark colour. At this point, it’s ready to be drained and placed in a usable bottle.

Straining the rosemary out of the oil

I like to use a cheese cloth strainer such as this. I strain it into a large glass measuring cup because the spout will make it easier to pour into a bottle. You can use any bottle that you have provided that it’s glass. You can store in the fridge for up to 6 months.

Why go through all this Faff?

There are several reasons why I decided to make my own oil and now share this with you:

  • You can buy rosemary oil but you have 0 controls as to how strong it is (this is potent).
  • You will not know about the processing and if any UPFs are added in the process.
  • The cost: Although you will have a higher initial outlay, the quantity of oil that you will produce is far greater than what you will be able to buy for the same amount of your outlay.

I hope you enjoyed my blog and I welcome any input

Lorena

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