Sometimes, simply showering ourselves with love is one of the most deeply healing gifts we can offer.
Renowned for balancing the body, mind, and spirit, Ayurveda often emphasizes healing from the inside out, but the Ayurvedic tradition is also rich with beauty rituals and other self-nurturing practices that focus more on the exterior of the body.
Therapeutic oiling of the scalp and head has long been used in Ayurveda to encourage hair growth and to prevent greying. Gently massaging the head stimulates the hair follicles and allows the deeply nourishing herbs and oils to penetrate the scalp, strengthening and thickening the hair at its roots.
This recipe is from our Olve Insider, Appy, who shared her DIY treatment that is easy to make for your next relaxing night in!
½ cup refined coconut oil
10-12 curry leaves
1 tsp Fenugreek seeds
1 tsp Nigella seeds
Hibiscus flower / extract (optional)
Method: Take a pan and heat coconut oil, bringing it to smoking temperature. Add the curry leaves, fenugreek seeds and nigella seeds and let the concoction come to a slow boil (5-10 minutes). Now add the hibiscus flower / extract. Lower the flame and let the mixture settle in. After 5 minutes, strain the mixture by removing the curry leaves and seeds. Pour into a jar and let the mixture cool down to room temperature. Use 1-2 tablespoons (or as needed) each time for your head message.
Tip: Take your relaxation to the next level by adding some cold cucumber slices on your eyes to give them a break and much needed rest
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