If you’re a green witch or otherwise interested in herbal magic, it’s no secret that beauty and skincare is a great place to start. The following recipe combines the power of vetiver and chamomile for use on both skin and hair.
What you need:
Dried vetiver roots (about a handful)
1 Tbsp. dried chamomile
6 oz. Rose hip oil
1 oz. solid shea butter
Simply combine all of the ingredients into a small saucepan and simmer on low heat for four hours. Make extra care not to “fry” the herbs. During the four hours of simmering, the vetiver will become incredibly aromatic. This is a normal part of the extraction process, and indicates that you’re simmering a successful batch of oil.
Remove from heat and allow to cool before straining into a jar. Shove a few dried sprigs of vetiver into the jar for some added oomph!
How to use this oil
This can be used on both skin and hair, depending on your needs. However, rose hip oil and shea butter produce a heavy oil when combined. That means you need to use this herbal oil sparingly! It’s best as a hair oil to use in place of conditioner, immediately after shampooing.
Vetiver is believed to produce hair growth, and also helps in reducing scars associated with acne. Draxe.Com claims that vetiver is good for regenerating skin cells and diminishing stretch marks. It also simply smells amazing!
Chamomile is a popular herbal ingredient in skincare and hair products. It soothes the scalp and helps cleanse skin and hair of impurities. It’s an antifungal and calming agent that is useful for people with eczema and related conditions. Specifically in use as a hair care ingredient, chamomile may produce a lightening or brightening effect.