Nettle oil obtained by transfer

Preparation time5 min
Waiting time30 days
Cooking time10 min
Ready in30 days 15 m

Nettle oil is famous as a treatment to stimulate hair growth , but it has a wide range of use both externally (scalp, hair, antirheumatic, anti-inflammatory, dermatitis) and internally (digestion, liver drain, ball, neck). "Treatment to stimulate hair growth with nettle oil, 100% natural, prepared at home".

Servings

Ingredients for ~ 150 ml nettle oil

Ingredients

Estimated cost: 1.3

Materials

  • - glass container
  • - a pair of scissors to cut the nettle leaves on the stem
  • - fine sieve for straining

Preparation

  • Nettle oil obtained by transfer - Preparation step 1Choose those nettles that look good (fresh); wash under a light stream of water, then shake off excess water and leave to dry on a flat surface ~ 10 minutes. It is important that the nettles do not have excess water.
  • Nettle oil obtained by transfer - Preparation step 2With scissors we cut the leaves of the nettles and put them in a glass container. The nettle leaves will be lightly pressed with a spoon so that they fit in the container.
  • Nettle oil obtained by transfer - Preparation step 3Pour the olive oil into the jar, over the nettle leaves, until it is full.
  • Nettle oil obtained by transfer - Preparation step 4Seal the jar and leave it to macerate for 3-4 weeks, in a cool and airy place, away from light (closet, cellar).
    During maceration, the nutrients in nettle will be transferred to the oil and you will notice how the oil will get a darker color.
  • Nettle oil obtained by transfer - Preparation step 5After maceration, we will strain the oil with a sieve or gauze, and the remaining nettle leaves will be discarded. The formed oil will be placed in a container, closed with a lid and stored in a place away from light, cool and ventilated.

Observations
⚠ For oil, ideally, we will use only the nettle leaves, and the nettles will be harvested from May to July, before flowering, in sunny and dry weather.
If we have nettles with seeds, we can also use the seeds for maceration.

The use of non-metallic utensils is recommended.

⚠ This oil can also be used for internal use, provided that the component oils are also for internal use!

Olive oil can also be used in combination with other oils: coconut oil, castor oil, argan oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, ...

⚠ Depending on your preferences, you can add a few drops of various essential oils at the end: mint, tea-tree, eucalyptus, cinnamon, thyme, argan, ...

⚠ If we are not in the nettle season, we can prepare the same oil recipe, using dried nettles. They can be dried at home or bought from plafar, you can even use nettle tea (dried nettle).

Storage and shelf life: It is recommended to store in dark, glass containers to prevent light from entering. We also recommend storage in dark, cool and airy places (closet, cellar). Properly stored and not in use, nettle oil can be valid for up to 1 year.

⚠ It is recommended to store in small containers, and once opened, consume it in the shortest possible time (ideally in a maximum of one month), because the active elements will degrade easily, in contact with air and light (oxidation). To reduce air contact in multiple applications, you can use dark containers with a conical applicator, long ...

⚠ Do not store in the refrigerator as the olive oil will solidify.

Administration

Nettle oil can be used both internally and externally.

External Use:
- For hair, it is recommended to dab with a cotton pad on the scalp and leave it to act for up to 1 hour. Also, for application on the hair, a container with a long, conical tip can be used to gently pour at the base of the hair. The hair will have a more shiny color, a healthier appearance, treat dry scalp, dandruff.
- Treats dandruff , scalp mycosis : daily application to the scalp and left on for 20-30 minutes. After the first week, applications are made every 2 days, then the following week every 3 days, up to once a week.
- For dermatitis: local applications 1-3 times a day, on clean skin are recommended.
- For rheumatism: local massage on painful areas is recommended.
- Masks with nettle oil can be applied to beautify the skin, face, but not more than 10 minutes, due to the aggressiveness of formic acid, which is part of the plant.
- It can also be used as ood, in mattresses, on bread, ...

Internal use:
It can be used to treat digestive, biliary, hepatic drain, pancreas, sore throat, vitaminizant, mineralizant.
It is recommended a tablespoon 3 times a day on an empty stomach, possibly 30 minutes before meals.

Effects

External:

  • antirheumatic, anti-inflammatory: bone pain, knee pain, inflammation;
  • treatment to stimulate hair growth;
  • natural hair tonic for healthier, thicker and fuller hair;
  • anti-dandruff, anti-seborrheic;
  • treats mycosis of the scalp;
  • good in dermatological diseases: acne;

Internal:

  • good in digestive and biliary problems;
  • hepatic drainer;
  • pancreatic pain;
  • sore throat;
  • vitaminizing;
  • mineralizing;
  • can also be eaten as food, in salads, on bread, ...

Side effects

- can color hair (watch out for people with blond hair)

Contraindications

- people allergic to the ingredients used must be careful. - do not recommend using this oil if you are pregnant or breast-feeding
Another information
→ Nettle contains protein substances, having a significant number of amino acids including essential ones, carbohydrate substances, amines, sterols, ketones, volatile oil, fatty substances, formic acid, acetic acid, pantothenic acid and folic acid, vitamins A, B2, C, K , chlorophyll, mineral salts such as magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, copper, zinc and silicon.
→ Nettle: the queen of greens, the plant with the highest protein content.
→ Nettle is harvested by mid-May. If you pick it up later, it may damage your kidneys, which can lead to kidney stones.
→ Nettle is the first green plant to appear in spring
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