It all started with Kemi oil…
— you know that oil from back in the day in the small brown bottle.
It was The BOMB!
Kemi Oil wouldn’t weigh your hair down, it smelled good, made my hair ultra soft, and it was never oily.
The bottle said it was all-natural, but it didn’t list the actual ingredients. I wasn’t as concerned about natural ingredients back then, so it wasn’t a deal breaker.
The oil worked and made wrapping my hair each night something to look forward to.
When I was looking for a hair growth oil a few years ago, I found Kemi Oil in Sally’s Beauty Supply — again.
I was about to get it but first, I had to check those ingredients.
It still didn’t say.
Since my kids have a few allergies, I have to check the ingredients to be safe. The company was mum on their ingredients.
So I set out to make my own.
I found some pretty good hair oil recipes, but I wanted an oil that would also speed hair growth.
I gathered all of my ingredients to see which oil showed up the most. Castor oil won, so I added it to some safflower oil and essentials.
The Mega Hair Growth Serum was born!
I’m going to show you how to make your own Mega Hair Growth Serum with ingredients you know will grow your hair.
In order to make this week’s recipe, you’ll need to identify key ingredients from your favorite products. You’ll list them on the product list below.
If you haven’t completed it yet — you’re right on time!
Print the list and gather 5 to 10 of your current hair products. They don’t have to be all-natural, if your hair loves them that’s all that matters!
Once the form is complete…
- Review your list.
- Write or circle the hair oil you see most often in your ingredients
- Write or circle all of the essential oils in your ingredients
This info puts the MEGA in your hair growth serum. It is unique and specific to your hair. The best part is — you already know it works for your hair!
(Scroll to the bottom of this article on the next page for the full recipe.)
What I Learned From My List…
Castor oil, rosemary, ylang ylang, and jojoba oil, were a few of the ingredients that kept showing up. Castor oil and ylang ylang weren’t a shock this time, but the jojoba oil was.
I’ve used jojoba oil in the past, but it would make my scalp itch…and not in a ‘maybe it’s growing’ kind of way.
I’m glad my scalp is loving it again.
I used this serum when I took my twists down a few weeks ago…
— and again on my lil naturalistas curls during styling and scalp massage.
Now that you know the oils your hair LOVES, it’s time to make your Mega Hair Growth Serum!
Here’s the basic recipe:
- 30 drops essential oil (1/4 teaspoon)
- 2 ounces of carrier oil (4 tablespoons)
The oils I’ll be using are:
- organic safflower oil
- castor oil
- rosemary essential oil
- basil essential oil
- cedarwood essential oil
**All of the ingredients in this recipe may be substituted with your hair oils.**
Mega Hair Growth Serum Benefits
The Carrier | Safflower Oil
Safflower oil is described by Milady’s Skin Care and Cosmetics Ingredients Dictionary, as a carrier oil that is “hydrating to the skin.”
Safflower oil is a light, fragrance free oil that is high in essential fatty acids and triglycerides. These nutrients are excellent for:
- increasing circulation to the scalp
- stimulating hair growth
- strengthening hair follicles
- keeping hair shiny and vibrant
Safflower oil has some of the highest nutrients of all carrier oils and blends very well with other essential oils.
For more about safflower oil (and a lil something about castor), see Lavishly Natural’s Hair Oil Cocktail.
Essentials Oils For Mega Hair Growth
The Boss | Rosemary Essential Oil
This oil has so many benefits, I couldn’t begin to list them all…but I tried!
21 Benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil
- stimulates hair growth
- beneficial for acne, dermatitis, and eczema
- improves poor circulation
- an ancient remedy for dandruff and hair loss
- helps eliminate cellulite ‘
- detoxifies the liver
- often used for masking odor and providing fragrance in cosmetics**
- lowers cholesterol
- natural stress reliever
- eases muscle and rheumatism pain
- calms the digestive system
- relieves bloating
- treats lung congestion, sore throat, and canker sores
- stimulates the nervous system, motor nerves, adrenals, and a sluggish gallbladder
- improves memory
- helps increase concentration
- great remedy for forgetfulness, mental fatigue, and depression
- strengthens perception and creativity
- helps balance mind and body
- prevents dizziness
- helps you remember ‘good dreams’
“An age-old remedy for dandruff and hair loss, [rosemary] branches were even used as hair brushes.
Kathy Keville & Mindy Green, Authors of Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide To The Healing Art
The Motivator | Bodacious Basil Essential Oil
Milady’s Skin Care and Cosmetics Ingredients Dictionary describes basil oil as “stimulating, purifying, and antimicrobial.”
Basil’s benefits include:
- promotes hair growth
- relieves headaches, sinus congestions & head colds
- treats nausea, shingles, herpes, indigestion and sore muscles
- stimulates adrenals
- stimulates the production of breastmilk
- helps balance oily skin
- has an uplifting effect
- confidence booster
- increases awareness
The Healer | Soothing Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood is a natural antiseptic that blends well with other oils. It’s benefits include:
- fights hair loss
- relieves dandruff
- heals acne
- improves sleep quality
- stimulates circulation
- a natural astringent for oily and congested skin conditions
- soothes bug bites and itching
- clarifies and inspires the mind
- sedates nerves
*Do Not Use Cedarwood During Pregnancy*
Mega Hair Growth Serum Recipe & Instructions
This week’s exercise is in the downloadable handout below. Don’t worry — there’s no pop quiz:)
It includes my mega hair growth serum recipe, a place to write your ingredients down, and a list of the Top 35 Carrier Oils.
Share the name of your Mega Hair Growth Serum in the comments!
Wanna reference this post as you make your serum?
Download it here:
- Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art
- How Stuff Works: Essential Oil Profiles
- Milady’s Skin Care and Cosmetics Ingredients Dictionary – I’m using the 3rd edition, but there’s a newer one here.
- You can’t really find Kemi Oil now, and after talking to one of their representatives, who still couldn’t tell me the ingredients, Jason recommended another product by a similar name — Kemi Oyl — thanks Jason:)
Enjoy your serum Lavishly:)