Hair, Lifestyle

All About Oils-Part 3-My proprietary oil blend

Hello everybody…

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How I feel after not posting for such a long time.

How’ve you been? I’m back to share some more oil related information with you guys. We already covered the main differences between the oils most likely to be used in a hair and skin regimen, as well as how to care for them to ensure optimum longevity and maximum usage. Today, let’s explore one of the ways we can actually use them!

Whilst I am no stranger to oil mixing and oily concoctions, the batch and method in question was inspired primarily by my shameless binge watching of a Youtuber  I came across early this year. She goes by the moniker Curly Proverbz and she’s amazing!!! Her idea of an oil mix to ensure hair growth and health incorporated ayurvedic herbs and methods and the results showed. Naturally, I was inspired to make an oil blend myself which included ingredients I wouldn’t normally have considered, and to let the mixture sit and actually be infused-a technique that Curly Proverbz frequently employs.

This is a link to her channel and one of if not the actual vid that inspired me:-

In my pictures below, you can see some of the utensils and the more unconventional (by MY standards at the time) ingredients I used for this oil infusion, such as:-

  • Organic rosemary leaves
  • Dried rosemary leaves
  • Powdered vitamin C

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    Peep the vitamin C, moringa and JBCO in action!!!
  • Organic moringa powder (hand and home made from fresh moringa leaves)

 

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Dried rosemary 🙂

I did not have all of the elements which she advises her subscribers to try, but the ones I had were put to use and I improvised for the rest of it.

 

 

 

The oils I incorporated were:-

  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil (the base)
  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Almond oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Black seed oil

I let the oils infuse for about three (3) weeks, I should have gone longer but I have a problem with patience LOL. Regardless, I know that infusion, especially in a cool, dark place ensures that the qualities and properties of the plants/items being infused are extracted and transferred to the oil or liquid they soak in. I was guaranteed a useful infusion, even if it wasn’t the most potent OF ALL TIME.

I then used a stocking to strain as a substitute for cheese cloth because I was beyond ready to get my oil on!

Before straining, the mixture yielded about 10 oz.

I couldn’t bear to throw out what I now felt would be enriching fillers for a wash day in the not too distant future, so I left the remainder left behind  from straining in a glass jar and returned it to the dark cupboard of its birth.     being extra

And so my first unorthodox oil infusion was born. The applicator bottle now has about 2 scalp massages left before it’s all gone. I shared some of it with my mum but since she got less than I did, it’s done too.

I couldn’t bear to throw out what I now felt would be enriching fillers for a wash day in the not too distant future, so I left the remainder left behind  from straining in a glass jar and returned it to the dark cupboard of its birth.

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Strainingggg

And so my first unorthodox oil infusion was born. The applicator bottle now has about 2 scalp massages left before it’s all gone. I shared some of it with my mum but since she got less than I did, it’s done too.

Over the last five (5) months, I’ve also added it to my deep conditioners, used it as a hot oil treatment in my ambitious moments and as an inconsistent eyebrow growth aid in my less than stellar ones.

Overall, I am well pleased with the results (at about 16 weeks post my new growth is popping and feels soft with frequent oil applications) and can safely recommend to others on a journey to loving healthy living, and making it a lifestyle!

Cheers to 2018 and to more exciting and relevant content! Thank you to those who took the time to read this year and please don’t be shy-leave a like, a comment or question(s) if you have any.

PS-Don’t forget to follow along on the instagram page for additional, sometimes exclusive info @hearthealthylovin

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3 thoughts on “All About Oils-Part 3-My proprietary oil blend”

    1. Ty for commenting! I will read the related link as soon as I get through your post on excessive sweating ….it definitely is relevant to some of us out here (aka me lol). Do come back and share how the oil infusion worked out for you.Keep up the great posts Iriowen.

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