Nettle oil obtained by transfer and using bain-marie
Nettle oil obtained by transfer, using bain-marie, 100% natural, prepared at home is known as treatment to stimulate hair growth, but it can be used successfully in other conditions both externally (anti-dandruff, for dry scalp, anti-seborrhea, dermatitis, rheumatism) and internally (in the treatment of digestive disorders, biliary, hepato-biliary drainage, pancreas, sore throat, vitaminizing, mineralizing).
- - dishes: heat-resistant glass saucepan and bowl for bain-marie (steam bath)
- - wooden spoon
- - glass containers
- - knife
- Fresh nettles are cleaned of impurities. Generally, only the leaves are chosen (shoots being preferred).
If necessary, rinse the nettles under running water and then shake them well and leave them to dry for a few minutes to get rid of the water accumulated during washing.
- Prepare the bain-marie (steam bath): boil 2-3 fingers of water in a saucepan, and when it starts to boil, turn the heat to low. Over, add another bowl (heat-resistant glass bowl) so that it does not come into contact with the water in the saucepan.
- When the bain-marie is ready, add the nettles and olive oil. Stir almost continuously over low heat for ~ 10-15 minutes.
- For the last 3 minutes add the other oils too (optional), one at a time, and mix gently.
We practically stop the fire when the nettles no longer have any hardness and are completely soaked in oils.
- Cover (seal) the vessel tightly with a lid or cling film and let it infuse in oil for 24 hours.
- In the final step (the next day) we will strain / filter the oil obtained using a sieve or gauze.
- We will keep the obtained oil in glass containers, stored in dark, airy and cool places.
It is recommended to make small enough quantities for a maximum of one month.
For oil, nettles are harvested from May to July, before flowering. Harvesting nettles is done in sunny and dry weather.
⚠ Store the oil in a dark, ventilated place, where the air temperature does not exceed + 25⁰С.
⚠ This (nettle) oil can also be used for internal use, provided that the component oils (optional) are also for internal use!
⚠ For optional oils we can also supplement with oils of basil, thyme, mint, argan, jojoba, ...
Nettle Oil Mask Recipes for Hair:
● For oily hair: a simple mask applied to clean hair allows you to reduce fat on the scalp, add shine and volume. Nettle oil is added to the shampoo or conditioner (in a ratio of 1: 1) and applied to the entire length of the strands. Leave it on for five minutes, then rinse it off.
● To strengthen the hair and restore the shine appearance: a mask consisting of 2 tablespoons of nettle oil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt, mixed well, applied by massaging the scalp, leave to act 15 minutes, then wash your head.
● For thin hair, to give it extra volume: make a mask with three components - 3 teaspoons of nettle oil, 100 g of kefir and 1 tablespoon of dried crushed mint leaves. Stir, apply to the entire length of the strands, wrap the head with cling film, a towel and incubate for 30 minutes. Finally, wash with shampoo and rinse well.
● For dry hair: a mask of 3 teaspoons of colorless henna diluted in a little hot water until it softens, then add 1 tablespoon of nettle oil and a beaten egg yolk. Apply the mixture along the entire length of the hair, let it sit for 30 minutes. At the end, gently wash your hair with shampoo and rinse well.
⚠ Nettle oil can also be used successfully in masks to beautify the skin and face. It is applied as such or in combination with other ingredients beneficial to the skin, leave on for 10 minutes, then wash the applied area.
⚠ Nettle face masks do not last more than 10 minutes, due to the aggressiveness of formic acid, which is part of the plant.
It can be used to treat digestive disorders, biliary disorders, liver drainage, pancreas, sore throat, vitaminizing, mineralizing. One tablespoon is recommended 3 times a day, on an empty stomach, possibly 30 minutes before meals.
- Any dermatological condition: acne (with dermatological disc after the skin has been cleansed). Nettle oil can also be added to skin care creams and lotions. In this case, it will be enough to use 3-4 drops for the entire amount of product.
- For hair (strengthening the roots of the hair, stimulating hair growth, ...), dandruff, dry scalp, any of the methods listed are effective (wraps, head massage or hair masks with nettle oil):
- Soak the scalp with a conical applicator (or actually with some cotton pads), massage vigorously and then put a towel and stand for 30 minutes. After a few weeks the effect on the hair will be known (strengthening the roots of the hair, dandruff).
- It is applied on the surface of the scalp, after which it is left to act between 15 and 60 minutes. At the end it is washed with shampoo and then rinsed (stimulating hair growth, dandruff).
- The oil can also be applied to the hair itself and the scalp. In the latter case, the oil is applied with massage movements. The concentrate is left on the hair and skin for about an hour, then washed with shampoo, as usual.
- For rheumatism: local massage on painful areas is recommended.
- treatment to stimulate hair growth;
- natural hair tonic for healthier, thicker and fuller hair;
- anti-dandruff, anti-seborrheic;
- improves the health of the scalp and stimulates hair follicles;
- restores the shine, shine and beauty of hair;
- good in dermatological diseases: acne;
- acne treatment;
- anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic properties, good in joint pain (knee pain, ...);
- helps relieve allergy symptoms;
- stimulates libido;
- helps prevent post-burn scars;
- helps to normalize metabolic processes;
- helps to strengthen blood circulation in small vessels and capillaries;
- hepato-biliary drainer;
- pancreatic pain;
- sore throat;
- can color hair (watch out for people with blond hair)
- allergies to allergic personnel
- people allergic to the ingredients used must be careful;
- do not recommend using this oil if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
→ Nettle contains a large number of components that have a beneficial effect on the body:
- vitamins (A, C, D, K, E, B);
- macronutrients (iron, copper, potassium, magnesium, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, iodine, sulfur, silicon and sodium);
- organic acids;
- active substances chlorophyll and tannin;
- extremely beneficial proteins and amino acids.
Therefore, for a correct diagnosis and treatment, it is recommended to consult a specialist.