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Do you use natural oils in your beauty routine?
There are so many out there. I’ve been using coconut oil for quite some time and I love sweet almond oil. I’m no stranger to sunflower oil or grapeseed oil either.
But I’ll admit that until recently, I had never heard of kalonji oil.
Once I learned a bit more about it, I was hooked. You can use kalonji oil for hair growth, like many oils, but there are so many benefits to this oil. In fact, there are tons of kalonji oil benefits for men and women.
If you want to learn more about kalonji, keep reading. I’m sure that you’ll be just as interested as I was when I first heard about it.
History of Kalonji Oil or Black Seed Oil
Black seed oil is nothing new. It’s been used for centuries for its amazing health benefits.
In fact, the oil was discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamun, the Pharaoh who ruled over Egypt around 1330 BC. It’s even mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible.
It is also found in ancient Islamic literature and has been used in the Middle East to treat asthma, rheumatism, digestive problems and support the body’s immune system.
It has many names, depending on the region it's being used in. Kalonji in English is typically cumin but there are many translations or variations.
If you’ve never heard of the oil, you’re not alone. It only recently began to gain popularity in the rest of the world.
But don’t wait much longer to give it a try. There’s a reason it’s been used in certain regions for thousands of years. It works miracles!
Kalonji Oil Can Prevent Hair Loss
My hair isn’t as thick as it used to be, and I was getting worried that I would soon find myself with bald patches. After not much with trying a few of the best shampoos for hair loss, I decided to give kalonji a try. I just had to massage it into my scalp and within a couple months, I noticed some of my hair starting to come back. I wouldn’t believe it myself if I hadn’t seen it right before my own eyes.
How to Use Kalonji Oil for Hair Growth
I already mentioned that I love to use this oil for its ability to strengthen and regrow hair naturally. I want to share the process with you.
This recipe will make enough hair growth serum for a couple of weeks. You can just use the seeds for this, so if you’re ever wondered how to make kalonji oil, this will give you an idea.
1. Add 5 cups of water to a large pot and pour in 2 handfuls of black cumin seeds.
2. Bring the water to a boil and let it gently boil for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
3. Strain the seeds from the water and discard them.
4. Pour the kalonji water into a sterile glass jar and mix in 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
5. Store the mixture in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
When ready to apply, pour just enough of the mixture to cover your scalp into your hands. Gently massage it into your scalp. Let it sit for at least half an hour, but no longer than a full hour, before rinsing it out with warm water. This can be done daily.
Overall, this is a pretty simple method for hair growth. It takes less than an hour to whip up this magic serum, and a little adjustment to your daily routine is all it takes to apply it.
I massage it into my scalp when I get home from work, watch a little television, and then rinse it.
At first, I noticed that less of my hair was coming out during shampoos and when I was styling it. That alone excited me.
But after a few more weeks, I started to see some new growth. It’s only been a few months now, but I'm confident that by the six month mark, I’ll be more than satisfied with my new growth.
How Is Kalonji Oil Made?
The oil is made by removing oil from deep within the kalonji seeds. It’s a simple process that results in a really awesome product!
If you want, you can make your own to see first-hand how the process works. I did once, just for fun. I buy the oil now, but if you’re looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon, give it a try.
All you need is an oil pressing device and some kalonji seeds.
Clean and dry the seeds and the machine. Place an oil bottle where the oil will come out of the machine. Following the directions, let the oil press warm up a bit before beginning to add the seeds. It takes some time for the oil to be extracted, so be patient.
Continue adding kalonji seeds so that the funnel stays full. Once you’ve used as many seeds as desired, let the oil rest for a bit. Any impurities should sink to the bottom.
Transfer the clean oil to a clean oil bottle and store in a cool, dark place.
Kalonji Oil Side Effects
Overall, kalonji is considered a fairly safe ingredient. But if you have any of the following conditions, speak with your doctor before using the oil to avoid kalonji oil side effects.
Bleeding Disorders: Black seed oil can slow down blood clotting and make bleeding disorders worse.
Low Blood Pressure: The oil is sometimes used to treat high blood pressure, so use it with caution if your blood pressure is usually on the lower end of the scale.
Diabetes: The oil is also used to prevent diabetes, but if you’ve already been diagnosed with the disease, use the oil with caution as it can lower blood sugars to dangerous levels in some people.
If you’ve used other oils in the past and had great results, I strongly suggest that you give kalonji oil a try. It has just as much to offer as other oils, but seems to go the extra mile.
I can’t believe I waited so long to give this oil a try. Don’t put it off any longer! Pick up some black seed oil today and you’ll be experiencing results tomorrow.