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What you need
your carrier oil of choice (extra virgin olive oil is suitable for this recipe)
4 fresh clove buds
pourable glass container
Place the four crushed cloves at the bottom of your airtight jar. Crush them thoroughly.
Fill the jar with the carrier oil until the cloves are submerged, but not too much to overfill the container.
Seal the container tightly. Exposure to air can affect the oil's potency.
Set aside the mixture for a week in an area where it can be exposed to sunlight.
Pour the mix in the glass container. Use the strainer to remove any excess particles. Do not hesitate to strain the oil a couple of times to make sure particles are completely removed.
Store away for up to five years on the shelf. Over time, the color of the mix will darken. Make sure the container is sealed tightly.
How to use it
Apply the clove bud oil topically to your scalp before using a clarifying shampoo and then rinse thoroughly. Or you may apply it directly to your scalp as a clarifying treatment and leave on for about 30 minutes. Rinse out with warm water, massaging your scalp with the pads of your fingers and your favorite moisturizing conditioner.
- Danielle Lasit