Super Easy Recipe How to Mix Essential Oils for Hair Growth

by A N G I E B E E
9 Materials
1 Week

This one thing will transform your hair forever. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to mix essential oils for hair growth and thickness. Let’s get started.

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Tools and materials:

  • Rosemary sprigs or dried rosemary
  • Distilled water
  • Rice
  • Airtight jar
  • Fruit peels
  • Peppermint oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Rosemary oil
  • Spray bottle
Adding rosemary to a pot

1. Add rosemary to a pot

Add 10 sprigs of freshly washed rosemary into a pot and set the stove on high.

You can also use dry rosemary, but fresh rosemary works best. 

Adding water

2. Add a liter of distilled water to the pot

Submerging the rosemary

3. Submerge the rosemary in the water and boil

If you need to, you can cut the sprigs in half to make them easier to submerge.

After the rosemary is submerged, put a lid on the pot and let it boil for five minutes.


4. Reduce the temperature and simmer

When you open it, it will look very foamy, almost like soap.

Reduce the temperature to a medium-low and leave it to simmer for 10 more minutes with the lid on to ensure you extract all of the nutrients. 

Adding rice

5. Add rice to a bowl or pot

While the rosemary cools, add 1/2 cup of rice to a bowl or pot.

You can use any kind of rice, except parboiled rice since the nutrients will have already been boiled out. 

Straining rosemary

6. Pour the rosemary water into the rice

Pour the cooled rosemary water into the rice and strain out the rosemary.

You can press on the rosemary sprigs to extract all of the water.


7. Mix and let sit overnight

Use your hands to mix the rosemary water and rice. Then let the mixture sit overnight.

Progress shot

Here’s what it’ll look like the next morning.

It has bubbles all over the top and the rice is brown because it’s fermented overnight. You can ferment over two days if you’re in a cold area.

Rubbing the rice

8. Rub the rice to extract the nutrients

Rub the rice between your hands to extract the nutrients and make the water cloudier. This will take about 10 minutes and the water will be opaque when it’s ready.

Straining mixture into jar

9. Jar

Strain the mixture into an airtight jar.

Without an airtight jar, it won’t ferment and will rot. If you notice after two days your rice water smells terrible, it’s gone bad.

Adding fruit peel

10. Add fruit peels to the jar

The ideal fruit would be the pomelo fruit. The next best option is grapefruit, and if you don’t have either of those—like I didn’t—you can use an orange. 

Leaving to ferment

11. Ferment in a dark cupboard

Place the jar in a dark cupboard and leave it there for a minimum of five days.

You can use it like this instantly, but the fermentation process adds to the process. 

Removing fruit peels

12. Remove the fruit peels and mix

When it’s ready, take out the fruit peels and give it a mix. The peels absorb the smell of the rice water and add a silkiness to the water.

After mixing, the mixture will have an orange tint to it.

Decanting mixture

13. Decant the mixture into a spray bottle

Decant the mixture into a spray bottle and fill it ¾ of the way.

The remaining ¼ should be distilled water, as the mixture is extremely potent.

Adding essential oils

14. Add essential oils

Add about 6 drops of peppermint, lavender, and rosemary essential oil.

Applying mixture

To apply:

Focus the product on your scalp first.

After you’ve massaged it into your scalp, you can run it down the rest of your hair.

This mixture works best on the scalp because it stimulates hair growth right at the follicle.

Store the remaining mixture in the fridge to prevent it from going bad. I recommend using it a maximum of once a week and a minimum of once a month.

If you’re wondering how long should you leave the oil in your hair, I don’t recommend leaving it in at all because it might make your hair feel a bit hard.

You should wash your hair immediately after using it. Additionally, you can go under the heat for 10-20 minutes, especially if you have low porosity hair, and then wash your hair. 


The list of rosemary benefits for hair is long. The oil promotes nerve growth and works just as well as 2% minoxidil, which is prescribed by dermatologists.

It also stops itching and promotes hair growth without side effects. Rice water has B vitamins, vitamin E, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants

The fermentation process makes the antioxidants and amino acids more potent and concentrates each ingredient. 

How to mix essential oils for hair growth

How to mix essential oils for hair growth 

This recipe is good for everyone, even if your hair is relaxed or bleached. It’s an amazing hair growth treatment for those with bone-straight hair or kinky, coily hair.

If you enjoyed this tutorial, leave me a comment and share this recipe with your friends!

Suggested materials:
  • Rosemary sprigs or dried rosemary
  • Distilled water
  • Rice
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  • Ayo Maat Ayo Maat on Mar 25, 2024

    I will try this and use once a month. I have been using rosemary oil mixed with Vit E oil, castor oil, coconut oil and optionally argan oil. Hair loss areas are slow to fill in, but perhaps this will help to better restore my hair. I use terahertz energy, too.

    • Deborah Tucker Deborah Tucker on Mar 26, 2024

      You're not supposed to leave rice water on your scalp. It will cause extreme dryness. Look it up

  • Widgi59 Widgi59 on Mar 25, 2024

    Parboiled rice does not have the nutrients boiled out. In the process of parboiling the nutrients are put back into the rice.