Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fresh Rosemary & Burdock Root Infused Hair and Scalp Oil

I love making my Fresh Rosemary & Burdock Root Infused Hair and Scalp Oil.  This recipe makes an excellent hot oil treatment for dry and damaged hair and itchy scalp.  Burdock root is added to the oil to help moisturize the hair and scalp. I have read that Burdock is traditionally used to reduce hair from falling out.

Rounding out this recipe is the addition of Rosemary, Lavender, Sage, Carrot Seed and Helichrysum essential oils.  All of these essential oils are suggested to provide nourishing benefits to the hair and scalp.

To start this recipe you will need 10 grams of fresh Rosemary leaves, 10 grams of dried Burdock Root, 60 grams of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 90 grams of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.

Mash the fresh Rosemary and Burdock root together with a mortar and pestle.

You can either use a low-heat mug warmer or a small bowl set over a pan of low simmering water to gently heat the oils and herbs.  I like to use a mug warmer since it keeps it at the perfect temperature of about 120 degrees F.

I used the mug warmer and it took a total of 8 hours of heating the herbs and oil.  I did four hours over two days.  I strained the herbs from the oil and then returned the infused oil back to the mug warmer for two hours to make sure that any water that remained from the herbs would evaporate off.

I used a large amber colored bottle with a lotion pump attachment and added the following essential oils;
50 drops of Rosemary
40 drops of Lavender
20 drops of Sage
20 drops of Carrot Seed
10 drops of Helichrysum

(You can buy all the above mentioned Essential Oils from Mountain Rose Herbs). 

I then added in the infused oil.

Top it off with 1 ounce of Evening Primrose Oil.

To use: directly pump the oil onto your hair and scalp. I use about 1 ounce per treatment. Massage gently into your scalp and leave on for at least 1 hour. Wash your hair as normal and notice the silky softness of your hair and the refreshing feeling of your scalp.  Green Blessings!!!!



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