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.
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.
- Measuring cups
- Containers (I used 2 to make both forms of the oil)
- 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!