Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with Jojoba Oil

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This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

I’m so excited to share this natural hair oil treatment DIY with jojoba oil with all of you. It’s not my own but rather a contributed recipe from, Melissa, of NightBlooming. Melissa sells a variety of wonderful herbal alchemy, hair accessories, and other creations in her Etsy shop. After purchasing and trying out several of Melissa’s signature oil blends as well as her luxurious henna gloss bar I was hooked. I so very much wanted to share Melissa’s creations with you and asked if she’d be willing to create a hair oil treatment DIY  to share with my readers. Melissa graciously agreed.

For this post, Melissa is sharing the recipe for her signature beauty oil blend for January. It’s called Ullassa. Keep reading to learn more about this product as well as how to make it yourself!

Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with Jojoba Oil

Ullassa is one of the many amazing words that has no direct English translation; it means “feelings of pleasantness associated with natural beauty.” Ullassa is this month’s Signature Oil from Melissa of NightBlooming, and she’s happily shared the recipe. It focuses on using essential oils, four penetrating oils, and one sealing oil, jojoba, to lock the moisturizing goodness into both hair and scalp.

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

Ullassa is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter. You can purchase it pre-made here, as well as custom oil blends if one or two of the ingredients don’t suit you.

Why this blend of penetrative oils + jojoba for sealing?

Natural, penetrative, oils have a high amount of fatty acids such as lauric, capric, oleic, linoleic, myristic, palmitic and caprylic acids. Their small (in a molecular sense) structure allows them to easily penetrate the scalp and hair, feeding them with vital nutrients needed for healthy hair.

The sealing oil, jojoba, is considered to be the closest to the sebum naturally produced by the scalp. This makes it an effective conditioner, moisturizer, and softener for both skin and hair and a great choice for this hair oil treatment DIY.

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY

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Preparation:

Be sure to either work on an oil / essential oil safe surface, or protect the surface with a silicone mat or similar.

Ingredients:

This hair oil treatment DIY makes ½ ounce of finished oil in an amber dropper bottle.

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

2 tsp Jojoba Oil
½ tsp Sunflower Oil
½ tsp Avocado Oil
½ tsp Rosehip Oil
½ tsp Hemp Seed Oil

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

4 drops Jasmine Absolute
2 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
4 drops Petitgrain Essential Oil
2 drops Vetiver Essential Oil
4 drops Vanilla Bourbon C02 extract

Instructions:

To create this hair oil treatment DIY, add the essential oils to an amber glass bottle first, followed by the penetrating oils. Then top with the jojoba oil. Be sure to leave enough headspace for shaking! Shake well. Store upright, as the rubber bulb will degrade faster if the bottle is stored on its side.

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

Detailed Ingredient Information for this Hair Oil Treatment DIY:

All carrier oils should be organic, cold-pressed and hexane-free when possible.

Jojoba Oil – Jojoba Oil is found to be an ideal moisturizer and conditioner which is derived from a natural plant. Jojoba oil is produced from a desert plant called Simmondsia Chinensis whose oil is highly regarded as an effective conditioner, moisturizer, cleanser and softener for the skin and hair.

Sunflower Oil Organic Cold–Pressed Unrefined – An oil wealthy in Oleic acids with high amounts of Vitamins A, D, and E, also has beneficial amounts of lecithin, and unsaturated fatty acids. Deeply nourishing and conditioning for the skin and hair it is a natural emollient (meaning it corrects scaling and dryness), by helping upraised skin and hair cells lay flat, helping to increase shine and keep in moisture. Cold-pressed oil, also called cold-drawn, or virgin, oil, is purer than oil expressed with the aid of heat and retains more of its natural benefits.

Avocado Oil – This deep golden oil is an edible oil pressed from the fruit of the Persea americana (avocado). It is used for lubrication and in cosmetics where it is valued for its regenerative and moisturizing properties. Rich in nutrients, amino acids, and essential fatty acids, this nutritional oil is excellent for enhancing hair health. It supplies vitamins A, B, D, and E to nourish both hair follicles and the scalp. Vitamin E also acts as a protective antioxidant. It has natural humectant properties, adding and locking in moisture. The monounsaturated fatty acids will give hair a glossy shine and silky texture. The amino acids will promote the growth of new hair cells.

Rose Hip Oil – is extracted from the seeds contained in the intensely red berry-like fruits -or hips- of a wild rose-bush that grows in the cool, lush mountain rainy valleys of the southern Andes, in Chile. It is a superb hydrator with a high absorbing level, penetrating dry skin and hair almost instantly to restore a much needed moisture balance frequently lost by climatic and environmental conditions such as dryness and air toxicity.

Hemp seed Oil – Hemp seed oil is made up of 80% essential fatty acid, the highest amount of any other plant. Hemp seed oil prevents moisture loss on a physiological level; it does just not merely “coat” the skin or hair as do other oils. Hemp so closely matches our own skins lipids it is able to penetrate inside our cells and lubricate the surface between. Not only does Hemp seed oil contribute greatly to the barrier function and appearance it also has other skin benefits such as offering relief to acne, minor abrasions, psoriasis and eczema. Hemp is also the only plant oil containing Vitamin D, which is necessary for Calcium absorption, especially useful to vegans. Using Hemp seed oil is a great way to achieve soft, smooth and hydrated skin.

Jasmine Essential Oil – This oil helps to bust stress- which can drain nutrients from the body. Using jasmine oil along with coconut oil has Shown to encourage hair growth. Along with adding to the volume and length, it gives dry hair a radiant lustre.

Ylang–Ylang Essential Oil – The extract of lilies, this oil is a scalp soother and follicle stimulator. Indonesians spread the luxuriant flowers on the marriage bed of the newly weeded couples. Ylang means “flowers of flowers,” sometimes called “the perfume tree.”

Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium) – Made from the leaves and twigs of this amazing tree, it is antiseptic, antispasmodic, a natural deodorant, and nervine. Use in a hair oil will leave hair and scalp fragrant (petitgrain has woody, citrus and floral notes all in one!), while soothing and preventing bacterial and fungal growth. Blends well with lavender, rose, and sandlawood.

Vetiver Essential Oil – An oil with a sweet, heavy, earthy and woody aroma, it is a cicatrisant which speeds up new tissue growth and can speed up the disappearance of scars or other marks from the skin. An anti-inflammatory, vulenerary, and antiseptic, it promotes scalp health. Is aroma has long been lauded for being relaxing and soothing.

Vanilla Burbon CO2 Extract – Vanilla is not produced as pure essential oil. It is well advised to question the authenticity of Vanilla labeled pure essential oil. This soothing scent is perfect for relaxing and meditation.

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

Application:

How to oil your hair (excerpted from Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally: A Guide)

The idea of putting oil on your hair might seem strange after years of shampoo commercials pretending that oil is the enemy and must be eradicated at all costs. Some people are adverse to the idea of oiling as they think their hair will appear greasy and dirty. Proper oiling does not make the hair look greasy; instead, it uses only a few drops of oil to keep essential moisture inside of the hair and protect it from day-to-day wear. If you oil your hair and it does appear greasy, use less oil and dry oiling on damp hair rather than dry the next time.

1. Make sure your hair is clean, damp, and tangle-free. Oiling is best done after a shower, where the hair has just been conditioned and is full of moisture.

2. Put 3–5 drops of oil in the palm of one hand. Rub your hands together for a few seconds until the oil is warm, and spread over your palms in a glossy sheen.

3. Pat your hands over your ends to put the most oil there, and then, starting at the ears, smooth your hands down the length of your hair. Do not oil the hair above your ears, as the natural sebum produced by your scalp will be enough.

4. If oiling damp hair, spread the oil through your hair with only your fingers or a wooden or horn comb. If your hair is dry, you can use a boar bristle brush to smooth the oil through the hair and give you lots of shine. If you have curly, kinky, or very damaged hair, use only your hands and fingers, as styling tools will either ruin the curl pattern or be too abrasive on delicate strands.

5. To oil your scalp, put a single drop of oil in your palm and work your fingertips into it, then spread the oil to the fingertips of the other hand. Massage the scalp with your fingertips.

Want to learn more about Melissa from NightBlooming?

Melissa of NightBlooming on EtsyMelissa grew up with a love of fantasy novels, nature, and animals. After her quest for red hair led to disaster, she doubled down on her passion for reading and experimentation, for nature and science, and set out on a journey to heal the damage and get the color she wanted, naturally. Her herbal alchemy did the trick and, once the methods and products had proven successful for others, she launched NightBlooming–a virtual garden in which to grow her brand and share it with the world.

Her husband is her lodestar, and they live together in a sweeping river valley with their mutinous cats and garden dotted with honeybees.

A professional technical writer and interactive learning designer, Melissa’s prose blends clarity and purpose with vivid description honed in her fiction writing. Her nonfiction works include Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally: A Guide and Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & other Herbs: A Guide.

The line of natural hair care products she developed, additional information, and inspiration are available at NightBlooming on Etsy here.

You can follow Melissa on her blog here as well as on instagram, twitter and pinterest.

Homemade Jojoba & Aloe Soap Recipe for Natural Skin Care

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This homemade jojoba & aloe soap recipe is made with real, skin soothing aloe vera gel for the perfect addition to your natural skin care routine. Natural handcrafted using ingredients praised for their benefits in both skin care and hair care, this cold process aloe soap recipe makes a wonderful multi-purpose soap for your entire body – head to toe. Learn how to make it now!

Aloe soap recipe. This homemade jojoba & aloe soap recipe is made with real, skin soothing aloe vera gel for the perfect addition to your natural skin care routine. Natural handcrafted using ingredients praised for their benefits in both skin care and hair care, this cold process aloe soap recipe makes a wonderful multi-purpose soap for your entire body - head to toe. Learn how to make it now! #aloe #soapmaking #diy

I’ve started experimenting with new soapmaking oils and ingredients recently. You may have already tried my skin loving soap recipe which contains not only my favorite butters – shea and illipe – but also a combination of rich soapmaking oils known for their skin conditioning properties – jojoba oil, soybean oil and rice bran oil. For this homemade jojoba and aloe soap recipe I wanted to combine ingredients that were known for not only their benefits to skin, but to hair as well, in order to create a multi-purpose soap bar.

About the ingredients in my aloe soap recipe.

  • Jojoba oil makes for a wonderful scalp cleanser for hair and absorbs quickly into skin since it’s similar to our skin’s own sebum. It helps to lock in moisture and reduce frizziness as well as help to strengthen hair and prevent split ends.
  • Aloe vera not only soothes skin, but it’s also been shown to promote hair growth it also helps to alleviate itching and dryness especially for those who suffer from scalp psoriasis. In addition, aloe helps hair to retain water and moisture and its antifungal properties also help to curb dandruff.
  • Illipe butter is a natural moisturizer that not only helps to prevent wrinkles and reduce inflammation, but also assists in preventing acne and eczema.

Homemade Jojoba & Aloe Soap Recipe

Ingredients:

4.5 oz. lye (sodium hydroxide)
8 fluid oz. distilled water

3 oz. aloe vera gel
2 oz. skin safe fragrance oil or up to 1 oz. essential oils of choice, optional
soap colorant, if desired at recommended usage rate
dried flowers (such as rose petals or calendula flowers) as desired, optional

Soap Notes:

To make my homemade jojoba and aloe soap recipe, you should follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions. If you have never made soap before, I recommend familiarizing yourself with the process before attempting my jojoba & aloe soap recipe. You may also want to start with a simpler natural soap recipe with fewer, less expensive ingredients. After all, sometimes that first – and even 50th! – soap making attempts fail.

My homemade  jojoba & aloe soap recipe fits nicely inside one of my loaf soap molds. (Find out how to make your own wooden soap mold here as well as how to line your molds and alternate resources for sourcing lye.) Or you can purchase a loaf soap mold that holds at least a 3 lb. soap loaf.

Soap Making Instructions:

Start by preparing your lye-water so it can begin cooling. Next, measure out the distilled water called for in the recipe into a large glass pyrex measuring cup or plastic pitcher. Then weigh out your lye using a digital kitchen scale and slowly pour into your distilled water in a well ventilated area. Stir with a non-aluminum utensil and set aside to cool.

Then, using a digital kitchen scale, weigh out your oils and butters and combine in a large non-aluminum pot. Place the pot on the stove and set to medium. Watch closely so that your oils don’t burn or start to boil. As soon as the oils have melted completely, remove from heat and turn off your burner. Set aside to cool. Keep tabs on the temperatures of you lye-water and oils with a kitchen thermometer. Once these both reach about 95°F, and are within 10°F of one another, you are ready to combine them.

While you are waiting on your lye-water and oils to cool, you can line your soap mold and prepare your other ingredients for this jojoba & aloe soap recipe.

Weigh out your aloe vera gel in a clean glass pyrex measuring cup and set aside. In a separate container, weigh out your fragrance or essential oils. (I recommend an aloe and green tea fragrance oil for this jojoba & aloe soap recipe.)

However, you can also use essential oils based on their skin care properties. For dandruff or acne, try using a combination of rosemary and peppermint essential oils with just a touch of tea tree oil.

You can also mix skin safe fragrance oils and essential oils together for your very own custom fragrance. Pink grapefruit fragrance oil mixed with a small amount of lemongrass and peppermint for example, smells heavenly and is perfect for summer.

Once your oils and lye-water have cooled, you’ll start by pouring the aloe vera gel into your melted oils. And, if desired, also add your soap colorant.

Next, slowly pour your lye-water into the mixture then use a stick (or immersion hand) blender to mix the ingredients. Once your soap reaches trace, mix in your fragrance and/or essential oils.

Aloe soap recipe. This homemade jojoba & aloe soap recipe is made with real, skin soothing aloe vera gel for the perfect addition to your natural skin care routine. Natural handcrafted using ingredients praised for their benefits in both skin care and hair care, this cold process aloe soap recipe makes a wonderful multi-purpose soap for your entire body - head to toe. Learn how to make it now! #aloe #soapmaking #diy

Blend thoroughly, then pour your soap into the mold.

Top your jojoba & aloe soap with dried botanicals or herbs as desired.

Now cover the mold with a piece of cardboard. Then, if using a wooden soap mold, insulate the soap with a towel. Set your jojoba & aloe soap aside for 24 hours.

After twenty four hours have past, unmold your soap loaf and cut into bars. Then set your soap aside on a drying rack or on a wax or parchment paper covered surface to cure. Your soaps will be ready for use in approximately four weeks. At that time your jojoba & aloe soap bars can be packaged for personal use or sale.

Aloe soap recipe. This homemade jojoba & aloe soap recipe is made with real, skin soothing aloe vera gel for the perfect addition to your natural skin care routine. Natural handcrafted using ingredients praised for their benefits in both skin care and hair care, this cold process aloe soap recipe makes a wonderful multi-purpose soap for your entire body - head to toe. Learn how to make it now!

More Aloe Based Natural Skin Care Recipes

Not quite ready to make my jojoba & aloe soap recipe? You can buy handcrafted aloe soap here. Or try one of these other aloe based skin care recipes.

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