We love our hair—don’t we? And as we grow up, the love for our hair becomes so true that even a little bit of hair fall breaks our heart. But I have always believed that there is a solution available for all of our problems.
One such solution is Kalonji oil! Kalonji oil is an oil extracted from black seeds. Both kalonji seeds and oils have been used for hundreds of years due to their medicinal and healing properties benefitting both skin and hair.
Believe me, I make the Kalonji oil, and it works like a charm for me!
So, I decided to share my recipe through this article for all of you. Here is the need-to-know info on Kalonji oil and how to make it.
Benefits of Kalonji Oil
Kalonji is an herbal plant that grows in Asia (mainly in India and East Asia). They are commonly known as nigella sativa, black seeds, black caraway in English, Kalonji in Hindi, Habbah Sawda in Arabic, and black cumin.
Both seeds and oil help boost immunity, purify the body, helps digestion, and maintains overall good health. Besides the body, Kalonji oil provides the following benefit to hair:
- Prevents hair fall
- Helps regrowth of hair
- Treat Baldness
- Delay whitening of hair
Overall, Kalonji oil is beneficial both for hair and the body. It means that you can apply the oil both to your hair and your body. Now, let’s see how to make the kalonji oil.
Homemade Kalonji Oil
For you, I have shared two methods to make kalonji oil at home. Usually, cold-pressed kalonji oil is very effective, but my recipe is a bit different. So, let’s start with a method with a cold press oil extraction machine.
How to make Kalonji Oil with Cold Press Extraction Machine?
The main component you need to extract kalonji oil from kalonji seeds is Cold Press Extraction Machine. You can quickly get a good quality machine in the market in the range of Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 25,000.
Then obviously, you need Kalonji seeds (1 kg seeds to extract 200-250 ml oil), and that’s it!
- Step 1: Read the manual of the machine properly. Every brand works a bit differently; therefore, you should learn everything about the machine.
- Step 2: Clean the machine thoroughly so that no containments are left in the machine, primarily if you have extracted oil recently.
- Step 3: Take good-quality kalonji seeds and clean them thoroughly with a dry cloth.
- Step 4: Place a small container to collect the residue of seeds during the extracting oil process. You can use the residue as organic manure as they increase soil fertility.
- Step 5: Heat the machine if the temperature is below 40o C; otherwise, there is no need.
- Step 6: Add seeds and keep adding them to the funnel until you get the desired quantity. Do not over-add the seeds as it is a time-consuming process.
- Step 7: Keep the collected oil in a warm place for a few days until you see the residue on top and clear oil at the bottom.
- Step 8: The last step is to strain the oil into a glass container, and your homemade kalonji oil is ready!
Now, let’s check out my recipe in which you need not spend your money on a machine.
How to make Kalonji Oil without Cold Press Extraction Machine?
Although a cold-press extraction machine is an excellent investment to extract different types of oil, the process is time-consuming and requires hard work. But honestly, no one has got that much time.
So, let’s have a look at the ingredients required for my kalonji oil recipe.
- 3 tbsp. of coconut oil (Coconut oil helps nourishes our skin and hair)
- 2 tbsp. of kalonji seeds (Well, you know the benefits)
- 1 tbsp. of fenugreek seeds (methi) (Fenugreek seeds has antioxidant properties that protect from free radicals entering our hair and skin due to increasing pollution and global warming.)
- 1 tbsp. of castor oil (optional)
- Glass bottles (Metal containments from metal containers can enter the oil)
- Step 1: Mix kalonji seeds and fenugreek seeds in a mixer to make them in powdered form.
- Step 2: Take the glass bottle and add the powder mixture to it
- Step 3: Add both coconut oil and castor oil to the bottle and stir it well.
- Step 4: Keep the bottle in the sunlight for 2-3 weeks, and make sure to stir the oil every two days.
- Step 5: After 2-3 weeks, strain the oil in the glass bottle, and that’s it!
Your homemade kalonji oil is ready! Apply it on your hair and body or either; it’s your choice.
Now, let’s have a look at the correct way to use the kalonji oil.
How to Use Kalonji Oil?
The best way to use kalonji oil to get all benefits is to massage the oil properly on your skin and hair.
For skin: Massage the oil regularly for 2-3 hours before taking a bath. And then bath using your regular soap.
For hair: Massage the oil twice a week on your scalp for 10-15 minutes, 1-2 hours before washing your hair. Wash your hair with your regular shampoo and conditioner (optional).
Kalonji oil offers numerous benefits to a person. It is beneficial for the body, for hair, and surprisingly for the brain also. Many studies have suggested applying kalonji oil on the scalp to boost memory power.
However, what you require the most is patience! The homemade kalonji oil is chemical-free; that is why it will take at least 2-3 months to show changes.
So, what’s bothering you? Spare some time for yourself and make the valuable kalonji oil, and please share your experiences.