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Black seed oil for skin & hair

By Gayathri Iyer   

Black seed oil is a common tropical oil that loaded with essential vitamins, minerals & loaded with omega fats & amino acids. It has manifold benefits for you skin from inside & out. it works well on skin, hair & nails.

It is used as a moisturizer for the skin & being a natural oil is suitable for most skin types. it works on fine lines & wrinkles & slows down premature aging.

One could even use it if they suffer from sun burns. Anti-inflammatory properties soothe burn & heal the damaged area.

  1. Conditioner

Ingredients: quarter cup black seed oil

Procedure: After washing your hair with your shampoo, apply the oil on your strands & leave it on for about 15-20 mins. Rinse it off with plain water & dry thoroughly.

It conditions your hair from the roots & mends the texture of it, making it soft & thick. It also helps to get rid of split ends & rough hair.

  1. Acne cure mask

Ingredients: 1 spoon of black seed oil & 1 spoon yogurt

Procedure: Mix the oil with the yogurt. You can add a little aloe gel if desired. Apply this on your face & gently massage it on. Leave it on for 15-20 mins & then rinse it off with cold water.

It opens up the pores & kill the acne causing bacteria.

  1. Moisturising oil

Ingredients: Coconut oil & black seed oil [Equal parts]

Procedure: Mix both the oils & store it in a dry place. Use this concoction once a week & it will leave you with baby smooth skin!

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It naturally hydrates your skin & locks the moisture in.

  1. Rash relief/smoothening mask

Ingredients: 1 spoon olive oil, 1 spoon black seed oil & 1 spoon honey


Rash: Mix the ingredients & massage it over the affected area. Leave it on for about half an hour then wash it off with lukewarm water.

Mask: Mix all the ingredients & add some fresh aloe gel to it as well. Apply to your face & leave it on for about 15-20 mins. Rinse off with warm water & pat dry. This mask is helpful for oily skin; acts effectively on acne & helps you get rid of them.

Surprisingly, this mask also works on fine lines & wrinkles & slows down premature aging.

  1. Hair growth mask

Ingredients: Black seed oil & coconut oil [Both equal parts]

Procedure: Heat the oil mixture till about it is warm. Do not bring it to boil.  Massage it on your hair & let it soak for 15-20 mins. Rinse it off with warm water.

This mixture stimulates the hair follicles & nourishes them to promote growth & gives you soft & thick hair.

  1. Healthy gums& teeth

Ingredients: ¼ spoon of black seed oil, 1 spoon of sesame oil & 4-5 drops of clove oil.

Procedure: “Oil Pulling” is a technique that is used to maintain oral health – healthy teeth & gums. It is the normal mouth swishing but with oil.

It helps maintain oral hygiene & health.

  1. Elongated lashes & thicker eyebrows

Black seed oil helps to promote hair growth. Apply the oil gently on your eyelashes with a mascara applier. Apply it & leave it overnight. You can use this every night & you will able to notice considerable results in weeks.

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