Orange oil is rich in Vitamin C, making it an oil easily absorbed into the hair strand. Massaging this oil on your scalp enhances blood circulation because it dilates the blood capillaries, nourishes the follicles, and encourages hair growth. Another fantastic benefit of this oil is the cure for itchy scalp and dandruff.
How To Make Diy Orange Oil
- Ripe orange peel
- Olive oil or sunflower oil
1. Dry your orange peel, and the orange peel could take about 2 days or more to dry completely. It is best to dry your orange peel away from direct sunlight; in other words, don’t dry your ripe orange peel directly under the sun.
2. Grind or blend your dried orange peel. You can also use a mortar and pestle to grind it.
3. Measure out one tablespoon of your blended orange peel into a cup or bowl
4. Add 8 tablespoons of your oil to the blended orange peel
Stir properly, cover, and allow to sit for 24hrs. During these 24hrs, it is advised you stir your mix from time to time.
5. After 24hrs, place your cup of orange peel mix into a pot of boiling water still on heat and allow to sit for 15 – 20mins. Don’t cover the pot, and ensure your boiling water doesn’t get into your cup of oil.
6. After that, take your cup of orange peel mix out of the boiling water, allow to cool, and then sieve using a net sieve, cheesecloth, or clean white cloth paper.
7. Transfer the oil to a clean airtight container and use it when necessary.
Note: Because of the presence of the carrier oil used in the making of the orange oil, it is considered safe to use alone without causing you irritation, but if, however, you’ve got a very sensitive scalp, you may need still to dilute it with a carrier oil b4 use
Secondly, the color of your orange oil may turn out different from mine, depending on the color of your orange peel.