DIY Rosemary Water For Hair Growth And Health

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Get your scalp and hair glowing with this all natural remedy: rosemary water. All you need is some fresh rosemary and a few minutes to make this simple, but powerful, homemade rosemary water for hair – perfect for nourishing and conditioning your hair for greater strength and length over time.

glass spray bottle of rosemary water on a white and yellow paid towel with fresh rosemary springs around the bottle

I’m all about scalp and hair health these days. Maybe it is because I’m postpartum and ready for that postpartum hair loss to be done with, or maybe it’s that I like coming up with a natural remedy for issues that arrive.

I talked all about my dandruff issues and the simple thing that has helped tremendously here (it’s the best scalp scrub ever). Between the scalp scrub and this recipe my itchy scalp has improved tremendously.

Making your own rosemary water couldn’t be easier. All you need is some fresh sprigs of rosemary and well, water. Thankfully, when we moved into our farmhouse, it came with a herb garden and a massive rosemary bush.

This month at A Blossoming Life I’m calling rosemary month, I shared multiple recipes using this delicious and medicinal herb. Like how to make rosemary tea and oil. And maybe even a really delicious dessert.

With just a few simple ingredients and a few easy steps, you can make your own rosemary water to nourish and condition your hair, resulting in greater strength and length over time.

This herbal remedy can help to revitalize your scalp, boost blood circulation to your hair follicles, and restore nutrients to your hair shafts, leading to longer, stronger strands. Plus, it’s all natural – and only takes a few minutes to make.

a woman with long blonde hair holding out a bottle of rosemary water in a spray bottle

Recipe Highlights

Easy: With just a few minutes of hands on time, you can easily make this recipe.

Simple Ingredients: All you need is two ingredients.

Natural Hair Care: Most store-bought hair products are full of not so pleasant ingredients. This one is made with simple natural ingredients.

Earthy: This spray has a delightful earthy and grounding smell.

rosemary water for hair in a glass spray bottle with a sprig of rosemary to the right and a white and yellow towel to the left

Rosemary Water Benefits For Hair

Anti-inflammatory properties: Rich in antioxidants, rosemary has been known for its anti-inflammatory properties which may help with scalp inflammation. (source)

Healthy hair growth: A natural way for better hair growth. This study showed that rosemary leaf extract improved hair regrowth in mice (source)

Healthy scalp: If you deal with dry scalp, this recipe can help nourish the scalp and reduce inflammation.

Not greasy: This recipe will not make your hair greasy, which may make it more beneficial to those with an oily scalp. Rosemary essential oil has the same benefits (maybe more) as water, but can make you hair oily.

Good for all hair types: Whether you struggle with greasy or dry hair, this recipe helps with the health of your hair.

Antimicrobial properties: Rosemary has been shown to have antibacterial, antifungal, insecticidal properties. (source)

Boost hair growth: The main use for rosemary water for hair is to potentially increase the rate of hair growth. Many people have found that regular use on the scalp has helped their hair grow faster and healthier. I will update my hair story as I continue using these products.

a bottle of rosemary water for hair on a white and yellow towel with fresh sprigs of rosemary surrounding the towel

Tips:

  • Since you are boiling the water you technically do not have to use distilled water. But if you feel more comfortable, use distilled or purified water.
  • I like to use this as a leave-in treatment. Spray in on the scalp and on hair after shampooing and conditioning and brush out.
  • Want to add shine to your hair? Add some apple cider vinegar and use it as a hair rinse.
  • If you struggle with scalp irritation or inflammation, test on a small spot before using this to test for skin irritation. You never know how your skin may react.
  • Store in the fridge or freezer for longer use.
  • Make a double batch and freeze half for later. Making extra doesn’t mean double the amount of work. Save time and energy. If freezing in glass, make sure to leave a good amount of headspace to allow for expansion and decrease the chance of the glass breaking.

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Ingredients:

Rosemary: Fresh sprigs of rosemary. Dried will also work.

Water: I like to use filtered water. Most homemade recipes will call for distilled water, which you can totally use. But since this recipe is boiled and cooled you can just use filtered or tap water.

Tools you may need:

Spray bottle

Saucepan

Strainer

Funnel

rosemary water in a spray bottle on a white and yellow towel with fresh sprigs of rosemary around the bottle

How To Make Homemade Rosemary Water

rosemary sprigs and water in a saucepan

In a medium saucepan, add water and fresh sprigs of rosemary.

water and rosemary sprigs simmering in a saucepan

Simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Turn off heat and allow to cool until room temperature. About 1-2 hours.

straining rosemary water into a small glass bottle with a strainer and funnel

Strain and transfer to a spray bottle.

woman with blonde hair spraying rosemary water onto her scalp

How To Use:

There are a few different ways to use rosemary water. For best results, use 4-5 times a week for a few weeks. Although it may take up to 6 months to see results.

Spritz directly onto the scalp and work in. I like to do this after washing my hair while it is still wet. Section hair and spray directly onto the scalp and use your fingers to massage in.

Brush through the ends. Make sure to brush the scalp to stimulate the scalp and increase blood circulation.

Rosemary Hair Rinse:

Another option is to use it as a rosemary hair rinse. In the shower, after washing and conditioning, pour the rosemary water over your hair starting at the scalp.

Allow it to sit for a few minutes and then rinse with water. For more benefits, add 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. This leaves hair shiny.

Storage:

Store in a spray bottle in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.

Rosemary Water For Hair Growth Before And After

before and after picture of a woman's hair after using rosemary water for hair growth

I’ve been using this recipe for a few weeks now and have already seen a huge improvement in hair growth and scalp health.

Since we moved into our house with hard water, these dull strands have needed help. Pair that with postpartum hair loss and my locks needed some serious help.

I focused the spray near my temples since that is where I always lose the most hair. I can see a big difference in hair length in those spots. The hair has definitely grown and become thicker since using this spray.

FAQ:

Can I spray rosemary water on my hair everyday?

Yes. It is gentle and safe enough to use everyday. It is recommended to use at least 4-5 times a week to see results.

How long do you leave rosemary water in your hair?

You can leave it in until it is time to wash your hair again.

Does rosemary water grow hair better than rosemary oil?

According to some studies and anecdotal evidence, rosemary oil may be more effective than rosemary water treatments for hair growth.

How long does it take for rosemary to grow hair?

It can take a few weeks to a few months to see results. It will depend on how often it is being used as well. Only using it once a week vs 4-5 times a week may be less effective.

Can I use rosemary essential oil if I don’t have fresh rosemary sprigs available?

Yes. Dilute 2-3 drops of rosemary oil in a carrier oil (I like olive oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, or coconut oil) or make your own infused hair oil. Rub into the scalp and through hair. Allow it to sit for a few minutes at a hair treatment. Wash hair with shampoo. Condition.

Does rosemary help with grey hair?

It may help to temporarily darken grays
As someone who has a lot of gray hair (especially for my age), I didn’t find that rosemary helped darken my grays at all. They are still sparkling in all their beauty.

Variations:

Calming lavender rosemary water spray: Add dried or fresh lavender flowers when simmering to make a calming blend.

Invigorating: Add fresh mint or spearmint to the simmering water.

Rosemary rinse for shiny hair: Add 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to 1 cup of rosemary water. After washing and conditioning, pour on hair rinse. Let sit for a few minutes and rinse with water.

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rosemary water in a spray bottle on a white and yellow towel with fresh sprigs of rosemary around the bottle

Rosemary Water For Hair

Learn how to make rosemary water for you hair. All you need is some fresh rosemary and a few minutes to make this simple, but powerful recipe that may help with hair growth.
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Author: Amy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 oz

Equipment

  • 1 Spray bottle

Ingredients

  • 4-6 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, add water and fresh sprigs of rosemary.
  • Simmer for 5-10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Turn off heat and allow to cool until room temperature. About 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Strain with a fine mesh strainer and transfer to a spray bottle.
  • Store the final product in the refrigerator

How To Use:

  • Spritz a small amount of rosemary water directly onto the scalp and work in. I like to do this after washing my hair while it is still wet. Section hair and spray directly onto the scalp and use your fingers to massage in.
  • Brush through the ends. Make sure to brush the scalp to stimulate the scalp and increase blood flow.

Notes

  • I like to use this as a leave-in treatment. Spray in on the scalp and on hair after shampooing and conditioning and brush out.
  • Want to add shine to your hair? Add some apple cider vinegar and use it as a hair rinse.
  • If you struggle with scalp irritation or inflammation, test on a small spot before using this to test for skin irritation. You never know how your skin may react.
  • Store in the fridge or freezer for longer use.
Course: natural product
Keyword: rosemary water, rosemary water for hair
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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    love this. will make some today, thank you! also, continuing your prenatal vitamins postpartum will prevent the hair loss. I even experimented w my 84 year old grandmother. Prenatal vitamins made her hair and nails grow!

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