Homemade rosemary oil
The scent of rosemary oil reminds me of eucalyptus plants scattered around my neighborhood, the aroma is soothing, and has a calming effect when inhaled. Rosemary oil is such a refreshing and strong fragrant oil, it has so many uses and health benefits and it is very handy to have at home.
Making rosemary oil at home is as simple as making other homemade oil such as Coconut oil, Neem oil, olive oil, Sunflower oil, and Peppermint oil. It can be that simple, all it takes is a carrier oil like olive oil and few rosemary sprigs. You can make this using fresh or dried rosemary leaves and still end up with the same result.
One of the benefits of rosemary oil is that it promotes massive hair growth; apart from the benefit of hair growth, it can be used for scenting our home or for a relaxing bath.
Below is the Youtube video on how to make rosemary oil at home
Benefits of rosemary oil
- You can apply this homemade oil on your hair directly by massaging it into your scalp or you can simply add to your hair cream and use it to grow your hair.
- Rosemary oil has a soothing effect and helps in the treatment of itchy skin or dried skin and helps control the excess production of oil in the skin.
- It is a good remedy for acne and eczema because of its antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
- This homemade infused oil can be applied directly to the skin or can simply be added and mixed with body cream before applying on the skin.
- Apart from hair and skin treatment, rosemary oil is known to improve memory loss.
- If used regularly, it can help darken your hair and maintain your hair color
- It prevents hair from breaking or cutting (stops hair cutting).
- When massaged on the scalp, it gives a soothing and refreshing feeling to the scalp.
Uses of rosemary oil
- Relieving stress
- Stimulating hair growth
- Reducing pain caused by inflammation
- Eliminates headache
- Aids in healthy digestion
- Boost memory
- It can be used as a flavoring oil in food just as the leaves
Steps on how to make rosemary oil
- Pick rosemary leaves and separate from the stem, make sure to remove any rotten leaves.
- Rinse the leaves several times to get rid of sand and dust.; Spread the leaves out on a tray, and leave in the sun to dry.
- Slightly pound the leaves in a clean mortar, this will help hasten the extraction process.
- Bring the crushed rosemary leaves into a heat resistant bowl; pour some coconut oil or olive oil to cover the leaves.
- Place the bowl on a double boiler and cook until it starts to heat up; once it has heated up, stir with a spoon from time to time to distribute the heat to the entire bowl.
- When it reaches a certain point, the oil will begin to take over the color of the leaves, keep cooking until the leaves begin to fade away.
- Once the oil is fully infused, and the leaves have wilted away; turn off the heat and remove the oil from the double boiler to cool completely.
- Strain the oil into another bowl and transfer it into a storage bottle with a fitting lid.
- Store the oil in the fridge or on the shelve and use it whenever you need to.