WHAT IS OIL MACERATE?
Macerate is an extraction process consisting of macerating plant extracts in a neutral vegetable oil. This results in a concentrated oily liquid of active ingredients. Examples include calendula macerate, St. John's wort macerate, carrot macerate, etc.
Today I share with you my recipe for Ayurvedic powder macerate or as I like to call it, activ'pousse oil.
HOW TO MAKE MACERATE OF AYURVEDIC POWDERS?
We are used to using the Indian powders in the form of a mask with a muddy texture. Mixes can take time, application is tedious, rinsing can be a hassle and let's not talk about the messy side. But let's face it, the results are definitely worth it! By imagining this recipe I wanted the results without having the disadvantages. So I thought of maceration and the effectiveness is just as good.
UTENSILS FOR PREPARING INDIAN POWDERS MACERATE
- A saucepan
- 1 teaspoon
- 1 empty container
- 1 funnel
INGREDIENTS TO PREPARE INDIAN POWDERS MACERATE
- 1 heaped teaspoon of Amla powder
- 1 heaped teaspoon of neutral henna
- 1 heaped teaspoon of Shikakai
- 200ml olive oil
- 12 drops of Ylang Ylang (optional)
STEP -BY-STEP TO PREPARE YOUR MACERATE OF INDIAN POWDER
Pour the olive oil into the container and add the powders, mix. Bring to the water bath over low heat for 2 hours. Gentle heating optimizes the extraction of active ingredients. Watch to prevent the water from evaporating. Turn off the heat and let cool completely. Important step to avoid any risk of burns. Close the lid and place the container away from heat and humidity for 24 hours.
The next day, the plant extracts migrated downwards. It is the oil remaining on top that interests us. Transfer to an empty container, taking care not to put the powder residues in it. At this stage you can add the essential oil of Ylang Ylang (the use of essential oil must be regulated and done sparingly. Be sure to read the contraindications).
It's ready !
A cold extraction method is possible by mixing the oil and the powders in the container. Leave aside for 1 month, shaking occasionally. Then filter and it's ready!
Keep your vial in a dry place for 6 months away from heat and humidity.
You can customize the recipe using the vegetable oil, powders or essential oils of your choice.
WHY AND HOW TO USE MACERATE OF AYURVEDIC POWDERS?
It's about using this Ayurvedic oil bath to fortify, beautify and stimulate hair growth. 100% pure, natural and without additives. This synergy deeply nourishes the hair, sheaths it, restores volume and shine. Ayurvedic oil protects the tips from split ends and breakage.
This elixir is to be used before shampoo. Warm the oil between your hands and apply to the roots. Massage the scalp for a few minutes to penetrate the growth and stimulate blood circulation. Separate your hair into several sections and apply section by section to lengths and ends. Leave on for at least 1 hour to overnight. Then go through your usual washing routine.
After rinsing, I advise you to make a moisturizing mask to compensate for the drying effect that powders can have in the long run. You will find on my blog some recipe ideas where you can use commercial clean masks.
The macerate is a concentrate of active ingredients. So, few products are enough, no need to weigh down your hair and look like a fryer on legs! Especially since rinsing will be easier.
You can perform this treatment once a fortnight or once a month.
It sometimes happens that deposits of powders or particles become lodged at the bottom of your vial. They are simply due to the maceration of the powders. Shake the vial before each use.
THE BENEFITS OF MY PERSONALIZED RECIPE
Neutral Henna is rich in active molecules and has a strong sheathing power. This powder has fortifying properties similar to those of natural Henna but does not color. It delights fine hair by giving it volume and purifies oily or dandruff scalps.
Amla regenerates, promotes growth, prevents hair loss, fights against itching and premature white hair.
Shikakai, rich in saponins, naturally cleanses the hair and scalp gently. The powder does not foam but washes wonderfully and is ideal against dandruff.
I chose olive oil as a base for the macerate because it has good stability at room temperature and low oxidative potential.
Ylang Ylang purifies the scalp, gives shine and suppleness to the hair in addition to delicately perfume Indian oil. It is particularly recommended for dry, dull and weakened hair.
PRECAUTIONS FOR PREPARING A HOMEMADE RECIPE
Disinfect utensils used for preparation. Always test products on a small area of the body.
MY HUMMINGBIRD TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Opt for organic, pure and 100% natural Ayurvedic powders from my range:
For a zero-waste gesture that's good for your hair, opt for the care cap from my range. Waterproof, reusable, suitable for all types of care and preserves the natural heat produced by the scalp for better penetration of your care:
For beautiful hair, don't forget to cut your ends regularly, drink plenty of water and have a targeted diet, reduce or even avoid heating appliances.
To your food my hummingbirds ;)