- 1 cup dried nettle leaves, chopped fine
- 1/2 cup fresh rosemary leaves, finally chopped
- 2 cups coconut oil
- 2 cups jojoba oil
- 1/4 cup aloe gel
- essential oils
Chop herbs as fine as possible and add to a large mason jar, Cover completely with the coconut oil and jojoba oil, adding more oil if needed to entirely cover the herbs once it’s settled. Scrape the inside of a large aloe leaf to remove all of the gel, between 1/4 – 1/2 cup. You may also use purchased aloe gel, but make sure there are very few added ingredients and no alcohol. Cover with a tight fitted lid and give it a good shake. Let sit in the summer sun for about 3-4 days, shaking daily. After it’s solar infused, strain through a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth and squeeze out all of the liquid. Adjust the essential oils to your smell preference after it is infused. Store in a glass jar and use weekly. Massage a generous amount into your scalp for about 2-3 minutes, and coat hair strands completely with the oil from root to tips. Comb through and put your hair in a braid. Sleep overnight with the oil in your hair and then wash as normal in the morning.
*Note – the aloe is optional, and if using the shelf life of the hair oil will be less due to the higher water content. If including aloe, use up within 7-10 days, and you may want to make a slightly smaller batch.