Thanks for accessing this post and recipe! This is the only oil that has thickened my hair more than black castor oil. I didn’t think that was possible. I wasn’t trying to thicken my hair. It seems to be a nice side effect of the oil.
In your natural hair and body care recipes, extracts love it, and broccoli seed oil is it’s sister from another goddess.
Broccoli Seed Oil:
- Strengthens hair
- Softens hair and skin
- Gives hair a healthy natural gloss and shine
- Supports the natural glow of your skin
- High in Omega-9 Essential Fatty Acids
Whatever you add chia seed oil to, it makes that recipe better. So I tried it and it’s sister oil as the base of my updated hair repair oil.
Give this recipe a try and let me know what you experience!
DIY Natural Hair Repair Oil
Chia seed oil is a golden, light, deeply lubricating oil that’s as good for your skin as it is for your mind and body.
- 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) chia seed oil
- 1/8 tsp broccoli seed extract
- 1/2 teaspoon calendula extract
- Optional: add shea nut oil for an added boost of hair shedding prevention – 1 teaspoon; essential oil for fragrance (Rose Absolute, Sandalwood, Bergamot, or Ylang Ylang go well in this oil)
Add your ingredients to a 2 or 4 ounce bottle.
Gently shake your ingredients together and it’s ready for use! Perfect for itchy scalp, repairing split ends, and adding shine to your hair without the heaviness.
Where I Buy Broccoli Seed Oil
Chia Seed Calm
Chia seeds and chia seed oil are wonderful at reducing inflammation in the body. Inflammation is a natural
response to infection and necessary for our optimal health. Too much inflammation has been linked to cancer, alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, autism, heart disease, arthritis, nervous system disorders, and hair loss.
Eating a few tablespoons of chia seeds a week can help restore balance to every system of your body. Using chia seed oil in your salads, dressings, baked goods, body oils and hair butters, can reduce your blood pressure, improve your memory, and help restore brain function after a traumatic brain injury.
Another Not So Hidden Benefit of This Oil…
Boosts mental clarity and focus
The essential fatty acids found in chia seeds lead to mental peace, clarity, better concentration, and lazer focus. Boost your chia intake by adding some of it’s flour to your homemade gourmet meals! I know that’s how you cook all time:)
If you’re not already using chia seed flour, try making your own by grinding chia seeds in your blender or spice grinder. We use seeds in all forms in our home due to the many allergies (treenut and peanut are two biggies) and food sensitivities we’re healing. Some of our favorite seedy substitutes are:
- Sunflower seeds and oil for homemade sunflower butter, sunflower oil for natural hair care, flour, milk
- Sesame seeds, sesame seed flour and milk, sesame seed oil (adds a velvet feel to your body butters and oils)
- Hemp seeds for a really good milk that doesn’t need a sweetener, oil
- Flaxseeds for oil, milk, flaxseed meal, egg substitute, butter, conditioner, gel
- Chia seeds for oil, flour, cereal, egg substitute, butter
You can use chia seed flour to add a more moist texture to your baked goods. I like to use it as an egg substitute. You can substitute a chia seed egg for the flaxseed version in this homemade butter recipe. It makes a creamier butter that spreads easily and tastes better than any butter you can buy in the store. It’s that good!
Chia Seed Flour
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- Blend for up to 1 minute.
- Store in an air tight jar or container.
Chia Seed Egg (Recipe for 1 egg)
- 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons hot water
Whisk together and let it sit for 8 to 10 minutes. It won’t look like the best thing in the world, but it is a tasty egg substitute should you ever need one! Great for use in homemade muffins, butter, pancakes mixes, waffles, and breads.
If you haven’t seen these already, check out:
Cheers for chia: the ancient superfood, http://columbiasurgery.org/news/2014/02/21/cheers-chia-ancient-superfood