DIY Hibiscus Infused Almond Oil (Recipe 2)

Hey Maicurlies,

Here we go, my second Infused Oil Recipe 😀

Hibiscus Infused Almond Oil

Hibiscus Infused Almond Oil

I have previously written about using and making Hibiscus petals & powder for the hair and skin here and have listed (below) a few reasons why you might want to use the oil for your hair/scalp:

  • Helps grow healthy hair
  • Stops excessive hair shedding
  • Provides the hair with a boost of luster and bounce
  • Soothes scalp irritations
  • Adds a natural shine to the hair
  • Strengthens the hair
  • Helps reduce dandruff due to its moisturizing properties
  • Helps conditions the hair

Note – If you have light hair e.g. blond to light brown, the oil can darken your hair. Hibiscus oil is slightly acidic. Due to the fact hibiscus can stain, you might want to cover your workspace and wear clothes you don’t mind getting stained when making the oil.

Carrier oils:

Depending on the carrier oil you choose, you also get the additional benefit of that along with the properties of hibiscus. On my blog I have a list of different carrier oil benefits for the hair and skin.

I personally use Almond oil because:

Almond oil is rich in Vitamin A, B and E which is excellent for the hair and scalp. It is easily absorbed into the skin as well as the hair and therefore does not weigh down the hair nor clog up our pores. It is known to help sooth irritated scalp, reduce dandruff due to its moisturizing properties and gives the hair a natural sheen. It can be used as a conditioning agent, smooths the hair’s cuticle, reduces hair shedding and promotes growth.

Ingredients/tools:

  • Spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Containers (I used 2 to make both forms of the oil)
  • Stirrer
  • Sieve
  • Lavender Essential Oil (optional – I used 15 drops)

For the hibiscus powder

  • 1/4 cup of hibiscus powder
  • 3/4 cup of Almond Oil (roughly)
  • Coffee filter
  • Rubber band (to close the coffee filter)

For the hibiscus petals

  • 5/6 hibiscus petals
  • 1.5 cups of Almond Oil (roughly)

Mixing Process:

 I have a video up on my process:
*NOTE: I am not a dermatologist nor a doctor. I provide this for informational purposes only so please consult with a professional before you apply anything new to your skin or hair. Should you be taking medication or creams from a medical professional please do not replace that with my DIY recipe – consult your medical professional first! If you are allergic to any of the ingredients I use do not use them. Do a small patch test on the inside of your arm when trying anything new before applying it all over your hair/skin. Always ensure to dilute the Essential Oils (EO) in a carrier oil as they can cause skin irritations if used undiluted. If you are pregnant you should NOT use any EO.

If you try this please let me know how it turns out. If you make your own Infused Hibiscus Oil I would love to hear from you!

P.S if you missed my Rose Infused Grapeseed Oil check it out here.

Thanks

Maicurls

Maicurls

 

 

11 thoughts on “DIY Hibiscus Infused Almond Oil (Recipe 2)

  1. couturenaturals

    Hello. I have a question. I am trying to use this for my lotion to add benefits and color lotion pink naturally. I have the powder not the flowers but do you think for lotion it would be better to infuse in water or oil before adding to lotion recipe. I’ve always just heat and hold my water phase then pour over hibiscus powder in filter. When you infuse powder in oil do you still get the color? Thank you for any help you can provide!

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    1. maicurls Post author

      Hi!

      For the purpose of benefits AND colour I say use water. The oil does not absorb any of the pink colour you would get from using water. Doesn’t matter if you have petals or the powder both would be best with water in order for you to get some colour to your lotion. Hope that helps! 🙂

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  2. desiremynatural

    yes! I’m infusing this now with my hibiscus powder. I would love to get hibiscus petals tho. Do you have any idea where I could purchase some? (I know you surely grow your herbs and flowers in your personal garden lol yes maam!!!!)

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    1. maicurls Post author

      Lol. I have used my own hibiscus from the garden however it is very labour intensive to dry them! I’ve air dried and oven dried them…no easy feat lol. So I just buy mine locally. I get them in the “ethnic” section in the local grocery store where they have the spices. It is used in some Asian dishes, you can try that. Otherwise try your local Indian grocery store they will most likely carry it. I know Butter-n-Bars sells petals if you want to try online. http://www.butters-n-bars.com/nsearch.html?query=hibiscus.
      Hope you like the oil! 😀

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