The scientific name of Nettle is Urtica dicier and the flowering season is from May till October. The collection for drying and storage is usually done in the summer. Humble and misunderstood, but highly therapeutic plant, the notorious nettle is located almost everywhere throughout the country in Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and North America. Usually grows in heaths, rich in nitrogen and in uncultivated land. Its leaves are rich in salts, histaminic substances, copper, sodium, chlorine, hormones, calcium nitrate, potassium, silicon, formic acid, tannins, vitamins A and C, iron oxide.
Omitting the use for the treatment of many diseases, we will focus on properties that we can get from the plant in our daily lives, mainly the strengthening of our hair with mask oil from the roots and tops.
After harvest, wash well and dry the plant while always wearing gloves, if you do not want to live an unforgettable experience, we can dry it for future use or use fresh. The caustic action and causing itching in the skin cease with drying or boiling.
1 cup fresh nettle tops
½ Cup of nettle roots
¼ Cup fresh fruit of Laurel (or if not found ¼ Cup Laurier oil)
¼ Cup fresh rosemary
¼ Cup wort oil
1 tea spoon Lavender tincture
5 drops of essential oil for every 20ml
(Choose accordingly with our hair type*)
*Olive oil for dry-normal hair or
Sesame oil for oily hair
(organic oils are preferred)
If using dried herbs, their proportions are reduced by half.
How we make the nettle oil
Finely chop the herbs.
Beat lightly in mortar, first the roots, the Laurel and Rosemary fruits and then the leaves of nettle but be careful not to melt.
Transfer the herbs in bain marie for half an hour at low temperature.
Put the herbs in sterile and dry glass jar, add the wort oil and the olive oil until the herbs are covered.
Add the tincture of lavender, close the lid and shake lightly.
We store the jar in a warm and sunny environment and leave it for 7-10 days shaking it lightly once a day.
When time passed, we strain the oil and keep it in a dark glass sterile container in cool place.
How we use the nettle oil
Once a week, for at least a month, heat 1 shot glass (50 ml) nettle oil and apply on hair roots while massaging. Then comb and spread the oil around the length of the hair. If you can’t sleep wearing the mask, wrap the hair with a warm towel for at least one hour. For even more excellent results, mix the nettle oil with oat powder (1 tea spoon for every 50ml) making a magic porridge for a natural conditioning mask, containing minerals and vitamin B5. This amazing treatment with nettle plant can help you forget all about hair loss once and for all.