Make it: Rosemary & Mint Hair Oil Recipe |

This here is the king of hair treatments. It’s your crowning glory. The secret to happiness… no, it’s not! But taking out time to grow the rosemary and mint, learning about these beautifying herbs and making your own hair oil recipes might be.

Infusing oil is more commonly known in cooking, we can extract the flavours of different ingredients to spruce up our oils. Along with flavour, oil can also extract beneficial properties, which we can then use to enhance (and feed!) our skin and hair.

For this hair oil recipe, I chose rosemary and mint because they are the antidote to a bad hair day! Both contain essential oils, which stimulate your scalp and promote healthy hair.

Make it: Rosemary & Mint Hair Oil Recipe |

Ingredient Spotlight: Rosemary & Mint Hair Oil

How does rosemary oil help hair grow?

Rosemary: One of the oldest and most respected herbs, rosemary has even been found in ancient Egyptian tombs. Today it’s used in commercial skincare because of its high anti-oxidant levels – this protects the product from bacteria and will do the same for your body, from free-radicals. Sunlight pounding down on your hair can cause free-radical damage, so rosemary is  a great defence! Because of its antibacterial properties, it also cleans out the hair-follicle which is thought to help hair grow.

How does mint oil help hair grow?

Mint: A perky herb, mint stimulates your senses, your circulation, your hair follicles – it’s get’s things moving! It’s like a boost of energy which dull hair really responds to! It also helps maintain the natural pH of your scalp, which controls excessive oil production. Regular oil treatments, especially with mint, keep the scalp happy, which makes for beautiful hair.

Note: for this recipe, you can use fresh herbs, store-bought herbs or even dried herbs

Making Hair Oil | Rosemary & Mint Hair Oil Recipe |

What does coconut oil do for your hair?

Coconut Oil:  Unlike other oils, coconut oil can actually penetrate the hair shaft. It doesn’t just coat your hair, it feeds it from within.  High in lauric acid, It’s also incredibly antibacterial, which helps to maintain a healthy, clean scalp and control dandruff. Especially good for weak hair (like mine!) coconut oil helps to protect your hair from losing protein, which prevents breakage, split-ends and frizz! Always make sure that your coconut oil is cold-pressed, which retains all of its nourishing properties.

Stimulating Rosemary & Mint Hair Oil Recipe

  • Sterile glass jar
  • Unrefined cold-pressed coconut oil
  • fresh or dried rosemary
  • fresh or dried mint
  1. Sterilise your jar by pouring in boiling water, then letting it air dry completely
  2. Gather your herbs, if they are fresh – make sure that they are fully dry
  3. Fill your container with the herbs and top off to fully cover with the coconut oil
  4. Seal and set in a warm spot for two weeks, shaking often to release the essential oils
  5. Or, you can set in a warm over at 50c (no hotter!) for five hours
  6. Strain out the herbs and reserve your oil to use in hair treatments
  7. Keeps for six months

How to Use:

  • Massage a teaspoon of oil onto your scalp and down to your ends. Leave it in for 20 minutes, or even overnight. Wash out thoroughly and repeat the treatment, once a week or fortnightly as needed.
  • Use the oil to create this amazing hair recipe! You’ll love it!
  • Use the oil as a frizz-treatment on dry hair, just a tiny, tiny drop will do!

21 responses to “Make it: Rosemary & Mint Hair Oil Recipe”

  1. Love the fat that this recipe is super simple. I presume that you can use the inused coconut oil for cooking /dressing as well. Curious to ty out.

  2. Love this but I have a confession to make: while I feel inspired by the lovely photos to try and make this, the description of the ingredient seem complex to me, such as “unrefined, cold-pressed coconut oil”. Can we get it from the usual supermarket?

    • Hi Ann Marie! Yes – it’s the herbs infusing into the oil! 🙂 I have to admit, the smell for me personally is a little… unpleasant – but I do love the benefits 🙂

  3. Hi Militza

    Would it help if I add fenugreek (and how much to add if you know) together with mint and rosemary to the coconut oil? It seems fenugreek acts as a hair dye. I can have healthy hair and at the same time, the grey hair is also taken care of. Thanks

  4. Would you be able to make and use this in a colder region where the coconut oil is more solid? It sounds lovely and I’d like to try it.

    • Hi Britt! You can definitely infuse the oil in a warm oven. Then, when you want to use your infused oil – treat it like a hot oil treatment, where you warm it up and apply it warm. That would probably work better even! 🙂

      By the way – I’m actually starting a new feature called Q&A Green Tuesday, where I’ll be gathering people’s questions and answering them weekly. We can learn a lot from each other’s experiences so if you ever have a question about living a greener lifestyle or just want to share your thoughts and experiences – email me at: [email protected]

  5. Hi Militza,

    I’ve infused the herbs for about 5 days now and I noticed some spores growing inside the jar. I did dry the glass jar and herbs, is it because the jar is not air-tight enough? Thanks!

    • Hi Jo. Sounds like it sprung a mold – it’s so common and frustrating. You’ll have to try again, do a small batch for now and if you’d rather use dry herbs – it will still work great. Plus, it’s less prone to mold.

      Let us know how you get on!

    • Hi Dee. You can use olive oil – I do like coconut oil for the hair as it’s able to penetrate the shaft and really moisturise from within… but oil treatments have been used with great results for a long time. Give it a go and let us know how it works for you!

  6. So, I LOVE the scent of this. Reminds me of something between lemon and lime. But, how long do I have to use this before seeing results? Guesstimate? I had the thought that the mint might make the scalp tingle, but no.

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