In this article, I share a great recipe for DIY 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 as it especially addresses scalp issues.
Burdock root oil was also featured prominently in How to Grow Your Hair Healthy & Long with Natural Oils.
The burdock root oil 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.
What is Burdock Root Oil Good For?
When it comes to optimal hair and scalp 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:-
If you have any major health conditions though, you should check with your primary care physician before you start consuming burdock root.
DIY Burdock Root Oil for Thinning Hair
Burdock Root Oil Recipe – Dried Burdock Root
For this recipe, you a few sticks of dried or fresh burdock root, olive oil, and a sterile glass jar like this one.
Scrub off the dirt on the dried burdock root, then chop it into little pieces. Place the chopped pieces into the glass jar.
Fill up the jar with olive oil. The exact measurements depend on how big the glass jar is. Close the jar and place it in a dark cabinet.
Let the mixture infuse for up to 6 weeks while the goodness sips out of the burdock roots. Open up the jar every week to release the air bubbles that build up inside and give the jar a shake.
After 6 weeks, strain the mix through a cheesecloth and discard the roots. Pour the burdock root oil into a dark bottle like this one and store it in a cool area.
Burdock Root Oil Recipe – Fresh Burdock Root
You will need a few stalks of fresh burdock root for this recipe/
Chop the fresh root into little pieces and spread them out on a large tray.
Leave the tray out in the sun for 1 – 2 days so the moisture in the fresh root evaporates. You can also pound the roots a little before spreading them out on the tray.
Once the burdock root is dry enough, repeat steps 2 – 8 above. Ensure the burdock root chips are completely dry before proceeding.
Where to Buy Dried Burdock Root?
You can find dried burdock root at your local herb store or purchase it online at the following retailers:-
If you’re a bit of a gardener, you can grow your own burdock plants too.
Using fresh or dried burdock root doesn’t affect the potency of the end result as long as you follow the directions.
Burdock Root Oil Warning
It is advised that diabetics and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding consult a physician before using burdock root oil.
More Healthy Hair Growth Resources
Hair Products with Burdock Root
- Qhemet Biologics
- Aveda Scalp Benefits Balancing Conditioner with Burdock Root
- Aveda Scalp Benefits Balancing Shampoo with Burdock Root
- Eveline Cosmetics Bioactive Burdock Shampoo
- Eveline Cosmetics Bioactive Burdock Hair Mask
- 100% Pure Burdock & Neem Healthy Scalp Conditioner
- MyHoneyChild Peppermint & Burdock Root Slip Conditioner
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Abi is a curly hair expert who delved into the world of natural oils after severe hair loss issues. Through her research, study, and testing, she was able to regrow her bald spots & a healthy head of hair. She is the founder of Healthy Natural Hair Products & Ade Ori Hair Care, and the author of the successful Healthy Hair Care Series. She continues to study hair science, Ayurveda, and natural solutions for healthy hair and skin. Learn more HERE…
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Thursday 5th of August 2021
Question for you...since Black Castor Oil is also good for your hair, could you infuse the burdock root into the Castor Oil instead? Double your bang for the buck? Seems like that would be an amazing combo. Or maybe half castor and half olive? I'm thinking other options might be hazelnut or amla? Currently, I mix hazelnut, amla and castor oil with a few essential oils for my hair oil; thinking adding burdock root would push this way over the top!
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Sunday 15th of August 2021
There is too much of a good thing. Mixing black castor oil and plain castor oil might be overdoing it. Mixing castor oil and olive oil is fine depending on your hair goals. Adding burdock root oil to your current mix is a good combination.