When I was younger I had crazy thick hair. A lot of living and 3 kids later, not so much. My hair is not nearly as thick and I have occasional itching of my scalp. After a bit of research and a few different batches trials I developed this scalp serum recipe that is a keeper.
I highly recommend this rejuvenating scalp serum recipe as it is working wonderfully for me.
Benefits of Scalp Serum
I began using this scalp serum recipe reduce my hair loss and relieve my itchy scalp. The results have been amazing, I am beyond thrilled.
The many benefits:
- Improve hair growth
- helps heal scalp infections, end dandruff
- deep cleans the scalp
- shiny hair
- infuses moisture to dry scalp and hair
- increase circulation to the scalp causing hair growth and slows hair loss
Scalp Serum Ingredients
Rejuvenating scalp serum is a wonderful blend of arnica infused Jamaican black castor oil and sweet almond oil. Carefully chosen organic essential oils are added that promote a healthy scalp leading to hair growth and healthy hair follicles.
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Jamaican black castor oil: Castor oil can prevent and remedy hair loss. Castor oil is antibacterial and anti fungal making it beneficial against follliculitus, dandruff and scalp infections. It ricinoleic acid content helps increase circulation to the scalp and improve hair growth.
Sweet almond oil: Sweet almond oil helps to bring our your hairs natural shine and beauty.
Arnica: Usage of arnica extract rejuvenates your scalp and stimulates the hair follicles, helping to strengthen your hair and preventing it from falling prematurely. Arnica cleanses the excess oil and sebum from the scalp, giving it a natural shine. By removing dirt, debris, and oil from the scalp, it also helps combat dandruff and itchiness. Being an antibacterial, it can effectively cure scalp infections.
Carrot Seed EO: This gentle oil is famous for its antibacterial and healing properties. They are found to be capable of infusing moisture to dry skin, scalp and hair.
Cedarwood EO: Cedarwood essential oil can stimulate the hair follicles and increase circulation to the scalp. This contributes to hair growth and slows hair loss.
Tea Tree EO: Tea tree oil acts as anti-fungal that kills the bacteria causing the over production of the skin cells which creates white flakes called dandruff. Tea tree oil contains terpinen-4-ol that has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that helps to treat scalp problems. When applied on scalp, it penetrates the hair follicles, unclogs them and kills microorganisms that trigger dandruff, itchy scalp and irritation. It has powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help to treat itchy scalp effectively. Tea tree helps to get rid of the dead skin cells and dirt on the scalp which promotes a healthy environment for healthy hair growth.
How to Make Rejuvenating Scalp Serum
Making this scalp serum recipe is easy to do. Gather your ingredients and head to the kitchen!
**you can print this recipe at the bottom of the post**
First, add the Jamaican black castor oil, sweet almond oil, and arnica into a glass jar with a lid. Now, you will infuse the oils.
Infusing the oils can be done in many ways.
Sunlight method: It is easy to let the sun do the work for you. Place your jar of oils and herbs in a warm spot but not directly in the sunlight unless in a dark bottle. Leave the oil to steep for 4-6 weeks. Roll the jar back and forth every few days.
Stove top method: Place the herb filled jar in a sauce pan that has been filled about ¼ full of water, simmer for 4-8 hours. Remove jar from saucepan and allow to cool.
Oven method: Place the herbs and oil in a large oven proof dish and place in a preheated 250 degrees oven. Turn the oven off and place the herb filled bowl in the oven for 24 hours uncovered.
Double boiler method: Place the herbs and oil in a double boiler and bring to a slow simmer. Slowly heat for 30-60 minutes. Keep the heat nice and low for a longer simmer time and to help release medicinal properties.
Once the oil is infused you will need to remove the arnica. I use a large strainer with two coffee filters over a glass jar. Cheesecloth works great as well.
Finally, it is time to add your essential oils.
There you have it, easy and awesome homemade scalp serum!
Now, how do I use this stuff?!?
How to Use Scalp Serum
This is the fun part! If your scalp has been itchy this will feel SO good. I store my oil in a glass jar and apply with a glass dropper.
- Shake your bottle or jar of serum before each use.
- Use a dropper, or scoop the oil out with your fingers, and apply directly to your scalp. It is easier to access your scalp if you part your hair. Place all over your scalp.
- Massage your head in circle motions with your fingers really working the oil into your scalp.
- Leave the oil in your hair for at least 30 minutes before washing it out. I apply at night and sleep with the oil on my scalp.
- Remove the oil. I beat an egg and apply the egg to my scalp and hair to break down the oil after use then follow with shampoo / conditioner routine.
You can use this oil as often as you desire. I use it once a week but it is totally fine to adjust the frequency depending on your individual needs.
Printable Rejuvenating Scalp Serum Recipe
- 2 oz Jamaican Black Castor Oil
- 2 oz Sweet Almond Oil
- ½ oz Arnica Herb
- 5 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil
- 3 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Place the oils and arnica in jar.
- Infuse the oil with the herb using one of the several infusing methods.
- Strain the herb from the oil.
- Add essential oils to the infused oil.
- Store in a sanitized bottle.
I hope that you enjoy this scalp serum recipe as much as I do! To see more of my homemade hygiene recipes please click here.
If you don’t want to make your own scalp serum feel free to hop over to my Etsy store and purchase a bottle of organic rejuvenating scalp serum made by me with peace & love.
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It is recommended that pregnant & nursing women should consult
a healthcare professional prior to use.