How to Make DIY Hair Growth Oil at Home With Amla Powder

Golden Rootz
by Golden Rootz
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Hi, everyone! I’m going to show you how to make DIY hair growth oil at home with amla - a natural herbal oil that will help grow your hair fast!

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make the amla oil for hair growth and explain all of the benefits of the herbal ingredients included in the oil too.

Tools and materials:

  • Heatproof glass jar 
  • Cheesecloth or mesh strainer
  • 100ml olive oil (3.4 fl oz)
  • 100ml castor oil (3.4 fl oz)
  • 1tsp amla powder 
  • 1tsp rosemary
  • 1tsp lavender
  • 1tsp comfrey leaf 
  • 1tsp hibiscus and rosehip
  • 1tsp green tea
  • Spoon
  • Pan
  • Water
  • Stove
  • Bottle
  • Bowl
  • Elastic band
  • Rosemary and peppermint essential oils
  • Funnel
How to make homemade amla oil

1. How to make hair oil at home with amla

To make amla oil, pour 100ml of castor oil (3.4 fl oz) and 100ml of olive oil (3.4 fl oz) into your jar, and then add 1 tsp of all the dry ingredients.

While we add all the ingredients, let me quickly go over all the benefits of each herb and why they’re the perfect ingredient for a hair growth oil: 

Adding green tea to the DIY hair growth oil

Green tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants that lower hair loss and promote hair growth.

DIY hair growth oil with hibiscus and rosehip

Hibiscus and rosehip

Hibiscus and rosehip prevent hair loss and split ends while stimulating hair growth. 

DIY amla oil with amla powder

Amla powder

Amla powder contains essential fatty acids that penetrate your hair follicles, making your hair softer and promoting hair growth and shine. This is the key ingredient in the oil.

Adding rosemary to the DIY hair growth oil


Rosemary has anti-inflammatory properties, promotes and stimulates hair growth, and prevents premature graying and dandruff. This is a great ingredient if you have an itchy scalp.

DIY hair growth oil with comfrey leaves

Comfrey leaves

Comfrey leaves are actually very important in making cosmetics, especially in the hair and skincare industry.

The leaf has healing properties that help with hair growth and contains gamma-linolenic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that helps stimulate hair growth and promotes healthy skin and nails.

Adding lavender to the DIY hair growth oil


I chose castor oil and olive oil out of a personal preference, so you’re welcome to use any other oils you like instead. I do recommend also using just a bit of coconut oil. 

How to make DIY hair growth oil

2. Mix the oil

After you add all of the ingredients, give your jar a really good stir and mix up everything. The oil should be a dark color; that’s the amla and it’s exactly what you want.

If the texture is a bit like a paste, feel free to add more olive oil. Mine was too thick so I added more oil. I always start with just 100ml (3.4 fl oz) but feel free to start with 200ml (6.75 fl oz) if that suits you better.

For me, it’s always better to start with too little oil than too much oil, because you can always add, but you can’t take it away.

Infusing the DIY hair growth oil

3. Infuse the oil

Once your oil is fully mixed, it’s time to start infusing. Put your lid on your jar, place it in a pot, and then fill it with boiling water. 

Heating the oil to infuse the ingredients

Set your stove to low heat and let your oil sit in the pot for two hours to finish infusing. Once it’s done, give it a good shake to make sure it’s mixed properly. 

Straining the oil through a cheesecloth

4. Strain the oil

Now we strain it. I’m using a cheesecloth and securing it across a bowl with a rubber band, but if you have a mesh strainer, that’s much more ideal.

We’re doing this to get rid of the dried leaves and herbs to just leave us with the oil. 

Squeezing the cloth to get the oil out

If you’re using a cheesecloth like me and some of your oil isn’t filtering through, throw on some gloves and squeeze the cloth to get the rest of it out.

Adding drops of essential oils

5. Add essential oils

Once fully filtered, we’re going to add some essential oils.

The amla oil already smells pretty amazing, but I used 10 drops of both rosemary and peppermint essential oils for a nice smell and some extra benefits.

Peppermint also stimulates hair growth and helps with scalp cleansing! It smells so lovely once added.

Optionally, you can add vitamin E if you want to, which can act as a preservative. However, it’s all oil, so you won’t have to worry about the shelf life. 

Decanting the hair oil into a bottle

6. Bottle it

Finally, bottle it up! I’m using this cute bottle that I recycled and I highly recommend using any recycled materials you already have. 

DIY hair growth oil

DIY hair growth oil

You did it! Now you’ve got an incredibly beneficial DIY hair growth oil in the palm of your hand. I recommend using it twice a week if you want to see great results.

I like to use it in protective styles like cornrows and it’s been the perfect ingredient to help grow my hair. If you do try this, let me know how it goes! 

Suggested materials:
  • Heatproof glass jar
  • Cheesecloth or mesh strainer
  • 100ml olive oil (3.4 fl oz)
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  • Hi! My hair sheds a lot due to lack of nutrients and health issues within my body, so I’m forced to shave my hair off at every 3yrs or so and begin my hair growth journey once again. Do you have links for these ingredients……I’m on a very limited income. Thanks for sharing your knowledge of this product and these ingredients. God bless and stay well. Sincerely, KimDD