Easy DIY Hair Oil Recipe for Extreme Growth

by A N G I E B E E
18 Materials
1 Hour

Today, I’m going to show you how to make my favorite DIY hair oil for growth.

This is a natural, potent recipe, based on essential oils. It’s shown me the most noticeable hair growth results in the shortest amount of time. Follow along with this tutorial to reap the benefits for yourself!

For the base, I chose avocado oil because it softens, smooths and repairs the hair, but you can use whichever carrier oil you prefer.

Remember, essential oils should never be used directly on the skin without a carrier oil.

Tools and materials:

  • Avocado oil
  • Castor oil 
  • Dry rosemary 
  • Moringa powder
  • Rosemary oil 
  • Lavender oil 
  • Tea tree oil 
  • Peppermint oil 
  • Eucalyptus oil 
  • Cooking pot
  • Frying pan
  • Water
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Wooden spoon
  • Glass jar
  • Dark glass cosmetic container
  • Strainer
  • Container 
Double heating method

1. Set up the double heating method

Heat water in a pot but make sure it’s not heavily boiling.

We want to warm the oil solely with the steam as opposed to frying it, which could deplete the nutritional benefits.

Set your frying pan on top of the pot of water. The water should not touch the pan.

2. Measure your carrier oil

Measure ⅓ cup of avocado oil, or whichever carrier oil you chose.

Measuring oil

3. Add the dry ingredients

Pour 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary into the pan.

Adding dry ingredients

Add ½ tablespoon of moringa powder.

4, Mix, let simmer, then cool

Mix these ingredients. Then let it simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Mixing and simmering ingredients

Next, remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool for 30-60 minutes. Cover it with a lid to finish infusing.


5. Transfer

Once cool, transfer the mixture into a jar, preferably a glass one.


6. Add castor oil

Next, add ⅛ cup of castor oil. 

Adding castor oil

Shake to blend the contents.


7. Measure essential oils into a separate container

Add 10-15 drops of each essential oil into a cosmetic container: Rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender and tea tree oils. 

Measuring essential oils

8. Strain the first mixture

Use a strainer to separate the dried rosemary from the oil concoction.

Straining mixture

9. Combine the infused oils with the essential oils

Now, decant the infused oil into the cosmetic container with the essential oils.

You can use a funnel and a tea strainer if you have those. 

Mixing oils

10. Save your leftovers

Put the strained rosemary back into the glass jar with any extra transfused oils.

Store this in a cool, dry place and it should keep for 1-2 months.

You can use it later to make a new batch of hair growth oil, just add the essential oils!

Saving leftovers

The final result is a lovely, green elixir for hair growth.

DIY oil for hair growth

11. Apply your DIY oil for hair growth

If right before a wash day, apply hair oil generously, directly to your scalp.

If not, apply a few drops and massage the oil to distribute it. Make sure your head is at least 80% dry before applying the oil.

Also, if you have light hair, avoid applying at the hairline because it can cause temporary discoloration.

Applying DIY oil for hair growth

Lift sections of hair to reach different areas of your scalp.

Apply this a maximum of 4 times a week. If you don’t like the feeling of oil in your hair, do this the night before your wash day, or even apply it in the morning and leave it on for just an hour.

Always follow up with a scalp massage for more health benefits.

Massaging scalp

Spread any excess oil to the ends of your hair to lock in the moisture.

Then tie your hair up and leave it in a protective style until washing. 

Hair after applying DIY oil for hair growth

DIY oil for hair growth

Will you try this DIY hair oil to help nourish and grow your hair? Let me know in the comments below.

If you’ve never tried applying oils to your hair, check out my post on How to Use Oil on Hair: 4 Big Mistakes to Avoid.

Suggested materials:
  • Avocado oil
  • Castor oil
  • Dry rosemary
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