How to Make Your Own Burdock Root Oil

Caring for thinning hair with burdock root oil was discussed in Reverse Thinning Hair with Burdock Root Oil.

Burdock root oil is one of the best natural oils to use for recovering from hair loss issues.

Burdock root oil was also featured prominently in How to Grow Your Hair Healthy & Long with Natural Oils

In this article, I will share a great recipe for making burdock root oil at home.

The recipe is simple to prepare and takes a few weeks to be ready for use. Burdock root oil is aka bur oil and burdock oil. 

diy burdock root oil recipe

What is Burdock Root Oil Good For?

When it comes to optimal hair health, burdock root is one of the great natural oils especially for the treatment of thinning hair.

There’s a good reason I featured it prominently in How to Grow Your Hair Healthy and Long with Natural Oils

When I was suffering from hair loss issues, burdock root oil was one of the oils that helped me regrow my hair.

In addition to recovering from thinning areas of the scalp, burdock root oil can help with eliminating scalp irritation issues.

Can Burdock Root Be Eaten?

The burdock plant is made up of large leaves, purple flowers, and seeds. All the parts of the burdock plant can be consumed for herbal and medicinal purposes.

Additionally, burdock root contains a good amount of dietary fiber, amino acids, calcium, and potassium. It also has a low-calorie content. 

In Japan, burdock root is used in the preparation of kinpira gobō (sauteed burdock root, carrot, and daikon) as well as burdock makizushi (rolled sushi filled with pickled burdock root).

As you can see, the burdock root can be safely consumed following the usual food safety guidelines. Check out some burdock root recipes below:-

DIY Burdock Root Oil for Thinning Hair

Burdock Root Oil Recipe Ingredients

Burdock Root Oil Recipe Directions – Dried Burdock Root

  1. Scrub off the dirt on the dried burdock root, then chop into as little pieces. 
  2. Placed the chopped pieces into the glass jar.
  3. Fill up the jar with olive oil. Exact measurements depend on how big the glass jar is.
  4. Close the jar and place in a dark cabinet. 
  5. Let the mixture infuse for up to 6 weeks while the goodness sips out of the burdock roots.
  6. Open up the jar every week to release the air bubbles that build up inside.
  7. After 6 weeks, strain the mix through a cheesecloth and discard the roots. 
  8. Pour the burdock root oil into a dark bottle and store in a cool area. 

dried burdock root

Dried Burdock Root

Burdock Root Oil Recipe Directions – Fresh Burdock Root

  • Chop the fresh root into little pieces and spread out on a large tray.
  • Leave out for 1 – 2 days so the moisture in the fresh root to evaporate. You can also pound the roots a little before spreading out on the tray.
  • Once the burdock root is dry enough, repeat steps 2 – 8 above.

Where to Buy Dried Burdock Root?

You can find dried burdock root at your local herb store or purchase online HERE. If you’re a bit of a gardener, you can grow your own burdock plants.

Using fresh or dried burdock root doesn’t affect the potency of the end result as long as you follow the directions. 

Warning: It is advised that diabetics and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding consult a physician before using burdock root oil.

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DIY burdock root oil for scalp issues

DIY Burdock Root Oil

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

DIY burdock root oil is ideal for treating thinning hair and help filling in those areas.

Materials

  • A few sticks of dried or fresh burdock root
  • 1 cup of olive oil

Tools

  • Sterile glass jar
  • Cheesecloth
  • Dark bottle

Instructions

  1. Scrub off the dirt on the dried burdock root, then chop into little pieces. 
  2. Placed the chopped pieces into the glass jar.
  3. Fill up the jar with olive oil. Exact measurements depend on how big the glass jar is.
  4. Close the jar and place it in a dark cabinet. 
  5. Let the mixture infuse for up to 6 weeks while the goodness sips out of the burdock roots.
  6. Open up the jar every week to release the air bubbles that build up inside.
  7. After 6 weeks, strain the mix through a cheesecloth and discard the roots. 
  8. Pour the burdock root oil into a dark bottle and store it in a cool area.

DIY burdock oil

Notes

This recipe uses dried burdock root. For fresh burdock root, scroll up and check the article

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